Jasmin Singer is a worldwide leading expert on veganism and a coveted speaker on topics including radical body positivity, LGBTQ+ advocacy and how to be a true ally, and how anyone can transition to a plant-based diet as a way to protect the planet and the 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. She is also the editor of the anthology, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation (Lantern, 2021).
A Queer Truth: Confronting and Ending LGBTQ+ Trauma
When it comes to collective trauma, the pain that so many in the LGBTQ+ community have experienced is profound—despite the fact that many who thrive in heteronormative culture are under the impression that the queer community is no longer oppressed. Though in some ways we have come a long way, those on the margins of the LGBTQ+ community still often live without legal protections for work and/or public accommodations. So what is it that the LGBTQ movement needs in order to find liberation? The answer starts with acknowledging that our trauma from decades of violence aimed at us is a recent wound, and for certain corners of our community, is an injury currently being inflicted. This talk explores how to express true allyship towards your LGBTQ+ family, neighbors, and community members and contribute to a seismic shift towards a society that practices inclusivity and radical compassion.
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.
Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation
A collection of writings by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as they work to create a more just animal protection movement.