Social media has become the one-stop resource for news and inspiration, and these talented Black vegans are using their Instagram accounts to advocate for veganism through a variety of approaches: nutrition and wellness tips, budget-friendly recipes, community organizing, and filmmaking, to name a few. So pull out your phones and queue up your Instagram, because you’ll want to follow these 25 standout accounts immediately.
1. Dr. Judy Brangman
This plant-based MD specializes in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, so her feed gives advice and tips on preventing disease and illness through diet. She dispels health myths and misconceptions and offers resources to help followers live their best lives.
This bright and cheerful account features the plant-forward eats of this family of three. Helmed by one incredible mom, Fabiola’s followers get a peek into how she feeds her three-year-old, as well as how they maintain a healthy balance as a busy family through exercise and mindfulness.
3. John Lewis
CEO of Badass Vegan and Live Vegan Smart protein, as well as a public speaker and a producer and director for the upcoming Hungry for Justice film, this motivational account balances social justice activism with a healthy dose of humor.
4. Torre Washington
Vegan for more than two decades, fitness coach, and global public speaker, this ultra-strong plant-based eater disproves any myths about vegan protein or fitness by documenting his incredible fitness journey, providing inspiration to followers, and documenting his vegan eats while traveling.
5. Genesis Butler
Thirteen-year-old Butler has been showing up for animals since the young age of six by attending protests, giving TedTalks, and speaking out for various animal rights organizations. Her account shows that you’re never too young to change the world and inspire others by using your voice.
6. Berto Calkins
This personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist takes a holistic and accessibility-focused approach to veganism, offering wellness inspired lifestyle tips, funny vegan memes, and fitness tips to his following. Plus don’t miss his foodie account @wholelottafoodshit for the ultimate vegan junk food shots.
7. Rachel Ama
Based out of London, this vegan blogger, cookbook author, and YouTuber’s feed is filled with mouthwatering recipe creations and glowy, cruelty-free skincare tips. She also shares insight into her fitness journey, music recommendations, and fun collabs with other vegan YouTubers.
8. Koya Webb
If meditation, yoga, breathwork, or holistic health are among your interests, you absolutely must give Webb a follow. This founder of Get Loved Up (a holistic health school for women of color) shares mindfulness tips, cooking tips, and motivational reminders to help her following achieve a peaceful, healthy, and balanced life.
9. Malinda Simpson
Homemade vegan recipes, local foodie finds in Dallas, TX, and cruelty-free beauty recommendations can all be found on this plant-based lawyer’s feed. Check out her recipes for vegan fried chicken, hash brown breakfast sandwiches, and vegan Jamaican jerk shrimp with coconut rice.
10. Desirée Daniels
This food photographer and blogger is (peacefully) killing the recipe game with gorgeous food shots of all her recipes for classic, staple dishes plus her favorite plant-based foodie finds at restaurants and bakeries. Don’t miss her highlight reels offering helpful advice on where to eat when traveling to places such as Beijing, Tokyo, Boston, Bangkok, and more.
11. Haile Thomas
We’re endlessly inspired by this 19-year-old CEO and food justice activist’s creative feed, filled with self-love and wellness insights, thoughts on being a first-time author, and recipe creations with popular vegan companies and brands.
12. Tabitha Brown
What can’t this vegan Instagram sensation do? First she made Whole Foods plant-based TTLA sandwich into a viral moment, then she starred in a Whole Foods marketing campaign, and now she keeps us laughing with her nearly daily IGTV videos and reviews of vegan products.
13. Tracye McQuirter
Vegan for 33 years, best-selling author, and award-winning public health nutritionist, are just a few of the many accomplishments McQuirter can claim. Her IG account offers inspiration to followers to take their health into their own hands by way of a plant-based diet. Her latest mission? Launching an online program to help 10,000 black women go vegan this year.
14. Afia Amoako
This Toronto-based, sustainable living blogger shares all of her vibrant plant-forward eats, as well as insight into low-waste living, her Ghanaian-inspired recipes, and keeps it real about being vegan while traveling. Don’t miss her Meal Prep Highlight Reel for some helpful advice.
15. Brooklynne Palmer
Dallas-based medical student and cat mom, Palmer’s IG highlights plant-based nutrition tips, helpful advice on dealing with stress, and (of course) lots of vegan cooking and restaurant finds! We’re obsessed with her Highlight Reel touring black-owned Dallas vegan spots.
16. Denai Moore
Moore’s mission of bringing modern vegan Jamaican food to the masses through her pop-up dinner supper club, Dee’s Table, leaves us inspired and hungry! But not only is she an incredible chef this talented 26-year-old is also a British soul artist who just released her third album.
17. Danaé, Danya, and Danielle
This account is actually three-in-one, documenting the adventures of these three vegan sisters and kid athletes who keep us in awe of their acro-yoga and gymnastics skills. These totally plant-powered kids share fun vegan recipes, their work with vegan advocacy group Million Dollar Vegan, and amazing shots of them in various yoga poses.
18. Jenné Claiborne
Known as Sweet Potato Soul, this longtime plant-based blogger and YouTuber’s colorful feed offers endless inspiration for meal prepping, healthy living, and insight into being a new parent (she had a baby girl last year). Plus, don’t miss her IGTV videos on budget-friendly vegan tips!
19. Bryant Terry
Award-winning, two-time author and chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, CA, we’ve long been fans of Terry’s food justice work and incredible plant-based Afro-Asian recipes. We can’t wait to start cooking from his newest cookbook Vegetable Kingdom!
20. Jasmine Leyva
This Los Angeles-based actress, filmmaker, and director of The Invisible Vegan (a powerful documentary that explores how plant-based eating intersects with race, class, and gender), highlights many incredible vegan, food justice activists on her account, as well as easy and affordable plant-based recipes.
21. Kimberly Renee
Might Be Vegan blogger, and talented plant-based chef, Renee hosts live cooking demos and classes, a video series called Vegan This, Not That, an IGTV cooking series called The Trap Kitchen, and offers dating and life advice on her resource-filled account.
22. Nzingah Oniwosan
Celebrity yoga teacher and award winning blogger, Oniwosan’s feed is perfect for anyone that needs a healthy dose of self-care and wellness reminders. Her #100DaysofSelfCare photo project offers helpful insight into living a balanced life and her yoga practices make us want to roll out our mat and get moving.
23. Lauren Von Der Pool
This celebrity plant-based chef to stars such as Serena and Venus Williams, Stevie Wonder, Common, and Patti Labelle, served as executive chef for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and is a former contestant on cooking competition Chopped. She uses her IG to promote healthy, mostly raw foods and her artistic food creations.
24. Kaori Nik
This Editor-in-Chief of Afro Vegan Beauty, celebrated cosmetologist and makeup artist, and hair stylist uses her account to highlight her incredible cruelty-free makeup and hair work, plant-based eats around Los Angeles, and black-owned vegan beauty recommendations.
25. Get and Trudy Geneus
This Caribbean couple is your one-stop-shop for plant-based recipes, Ayurvedic tips, and herb recommendations, as well as healthy living advice and natural product recommendations. Check out their many highlight reels covering topics such as travel, juicing, homemade nut milks, product reviews, and digestion for some great insights.
VegNews’ New Products Editor Sarah McLaughlin is so inspired by the creative ways Black Instagrammers advocate for veganism.
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