• Worldwide leading expert on veganism and coveted speaker on body positivity and social justice issues
• Author of the memoir 'Always Too Much and Never Enough' and 'The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan'
Jasmin Singer is a worldwide leading expert on veganism; a coveted speaker on topics including radical body positivity, personal narrative as a means of social justice, and how to change the world for animals. She is the author of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan (Hachette, 2020) and Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir (Berkley, 2016). Jasmin also narrated the audiobook for both.
Jasmin is also the co-host of the long-running Our Hen House podcast, an award-winning show (honored several times by the Webbys) that centers around animal rights. She is the former Senior Editor for VegNews Magazine—the world's leading plant-based media brand—and the longtime love columnist and celebrity interviewer. Her recent interviews have included Joaquin Phoenix, Cory Booker, Mena Suvari, Tig Notaro, and Bob Barker.
As a speaker, she’s toured the US and beyond and presented the Tedx talk “Compassion Unlocks Identity" to a sold-out crowd of two-thousand people at Asbury Park, NJ's Paramount Theater. She went on a successful 65-city book tour when Always Too Much and Never Enough was published. She's been featured on NPR, CNN, as well as in publications including The Atlantic, Women's Health, Yahoo, and New York Daily News. She was named a "40 Under 40" by The Advocate.
Jasmin has been seen in documentaries including The Ghosts In Our Machine and Vegucated; has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show; and has contributed to a number of anthologies, including Running Eating Thinking; Defiant Daughters; Voices for Animal Liberation; Queer & Trans Voices; and Circles of Compassion. She is the editor of the essay series Encompass Essays: Pursuing Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy, soon to be an anthology published by Lantern Books.
As an actor, Jasmin starred in the film The Bra Mitzvah and has appeared in national television commercials. She's been seen in theater in NYC and Los Angeles, where she also performed stand-up comedy and was a regular emcee for charity events. She holds a BFA in Acting from Pace University, and is a certified holistic health counselor. Jasmin is a long-time activist across many realms, including animal activism, LGBTQ activism, and antiracism. She is the parent to several elderly rescue dogs and an annoyed cat.
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What I Gained: Radical Body Positivity, Compassion, and You
This personal talk about self-love in the midst of self-change will speak to anyone who has looked in the mirror only to be faced with disappointment, or even despair. What I Gained uses Jasmin’s roundabout journey toward self-acceptance as a way to discuss the changing body that will confront us all at some point, especially in middle-age. This uplifting talk puts compassion at the core of our identities, examines how our food choices can impact the way we relate to the world and to ourselves, and explains how to stop allowing weight (or weight-gain) to have a stranglehold on our lives and our self-esteem.
How to Go Vegan: It’s Easier, More Affordable, and Tastier Than You Think
During these difficult days, it is more imperative than ever to become conscious and conscientious about what (and who) we are consuming. Lucky for us, a plant-based lifestyle happens to be palate-expanding, community-building, and the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the planet. This talk explores how to go vegan (or closer to vegan) even if you’re on a budget, have a busy schedule, and don’t have the first clue as to what you’ll eat.
Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir
One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.
The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan: Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good in 30 Days
Maybe you're interested in it for the food, maybe it's the animals, or maybe climate change has got you thinking. Whatever your reason, maybe you don't quite know where to start.