“This year, I’m helping 10,000 Black women go vegan, and I hope you’ll be one of them,” Tracye McQuirter begins her emphatic plea to the Black community to consider going plant-based. The public health nutritionist and author has long been respected for her work in empowering Black people to eat a healthy, plant-based diet. And earlier this spring she released a PSA video sharing just how she intends to help.
“I’m celebrating the 10th anniversary of my first book, By Any Greens Necessary, the first vegan diet book for Black women. It’s helped thousands of Black women go vegan and get healthy during the last ten years,” continues McQuirter, who herself has been a vegan for 33 years.
In the video, McQuirter goes on to explain that Black women experience disproportionate rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. By following a plant-based diet, you can reduce your risk of such chronic disease by up to 80% or more, McQuirter says. “Your dinner is more powerful than your DNA. It’s about your greens, not your genes” Watch the full video below.
At the accompanying website, 10000BlackVeganWomen.com, Black women can enroll in the Weekend Vegan 2-Day Jumpstart which will give you vegan recipes, meal plans and more for a weekend’s worth of delectable plant-based meals. By entering your email and name for the Jumpstart plan you’ll automatically be added to the list for the 21-Day Vegan Fresh Starts program, which launches in October. This supportive program, designed to make the transition to veganism a breeze, will include cooking videos, meal plans, vegan recipes, nutrition tips, and more from McQuirter.
But back to McQuirter’s inspiring words: “I’m going to teach you how to make vegan food affordable, convenient, and delicious. So whether you’re 25, 55, or 85, you can go vegan and love it. Now is your time and this is your year!” she concludes her enthusiastic video message,
We can’t wait to see the results of this powerful movement.