A. Breeze Harper

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A. Breeze Harper
A. Breeze Harper at Intersectional Justice Conference - 4.jpg
A. Breeze Harper speaking at the Intersectional Justice Conference at the Whidbey Institute
Alma materDartmouth College (B.A., 1998)
Harvard University (A.L.M., 2007)
University of California, Davis (Ph.D., 2013)
Known for
Notable work
Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (2010)

Amie "Breeze" Harper is an African-American[1] critical race feminist, diversity strategist,[2] and author of books and studies on veganism and racism.[3][4] Her Sistah Vegan anthology features a collection of writings by black female vegans.[5]

Life and career[edit]

Harper attributes her initial interest in practicing veganism to the influence of the work of Dick Gregory in connecting diet to the liberation struggle of marginalized groups, and to Afrocentric, raw foodist Queen Afua.[6]

In 2015, Harper organized a conference, The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matters, to discuss intersectional issues concerning veganism and the Black Lives Matter movement.[7] In the same year, Harper joined the advisory board for Black Vegans Rock.[8]

Harper was the Humane Party's vice-presidential nominee for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[9]


  • A. Breeze Harper (March 1, 2009). Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society. Lantern Books. ISBN 978-1590561454. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  • Amie Breeze Harper (2010). "Race as a 'Feeble Matter' in Veganism: Interrogating Whiteness, Geopolitical Privilege, and Consumption Philosophy of 'Cruelty-Free' Products". Journal for Critical Animal Studies. 8 (3): 5–27. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  • D. Ndirangu Wachanga (May 31, 2011). Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethnic and Ideological Implications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp. 235–255. ISBN 9781609605919. Retrieved June 10, 2016. "Chapter 12: Veganporn.com & 'Sistah': Explorations of Whiteness through Textual Linguistic Cyberminstrelsy on the Internet"
  • Alison Hope Alkon; Julian Agyeman (October 21, 2011). Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. MIT Press. pp. 221–238. ISBN 978-0262516327. Retrieved June 10, 2016. Chapter 10: "Vegans of color, racialized embodiment, and problematics of the 'exotic'"
  • Psyche Williams Forson; Carole Counihan (September 13, 2013). Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World. pp. 155–174. ISBN 9781134726271. Retrieved June 10, 2016. Chapter 12: "Going Beyond the Normative White 'Post-Racial' Vegan Epistemology"
  • A. Breeze Harper (September 12, 2014). Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England. Sense Publishers. ISBN 978-9462097599.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ko, Aph (May 14, 2015). "5 Queer Black Women You Should Know". AfterEllen. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Alaina (February 15, 2016). "50+ LGBTQ Black Women You Need To Know Because We Are Awesome". Autostraddle. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Nathman, Avital Norman (March 12, 2013). "The Femisphere: Foodies and Food Politics". Ms. Magazine Blog. Ms. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Chang, Vera Liang (December 19, 2013). "Redefined Palate: Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper Dishes on Mindful Eating". Civil Eats. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sistah Vegans: The Satya Interview with Amie Breeze Harper". Satya. March 2007. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  6. ^ A. Breeze Harper (March 1, 2009). Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society. Lantern Books. ISBN 978-1590561454. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Plaid, Andrea (April 23, 2015). "Vegan Praxis, Black Lives Matter, and Water Rationing: A Conversation with Dr. A. Breeze Harper". The Feminist Wire. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "About Black Vegans Rock". Black Vegans Rock. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Breaking: Humane Party announces Dr. Breeze Harper as Vice Presidential nominee". The Onion Knight Show. June 10, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.

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