In the first of our series introducing you to the writers from “VEGAN VOICES – Essays By Inspiring Changemakers”, we look at the editor,  Dr. Joanne Kong.  Joanne has been recognized as one of the most compelling advocates for plant-sourced nutrition today. A frequent public speaker at universities, festivals, and conferences, her highly praised TEDx talk, “The Power of Plant-Based Eating,” is on numerous websites. She has toured extensively—in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and a three-week, ten-city tour of India—speaking on veganism. She is the author of If You’ve Ever Loved an Animal, Go Vegan (self-published), and is profiled in the book Legends of Change, about vegan women who are reshaping the world.

“Veganism is a revolution of the heart, a call for a world of greater peace, health and harmony created through expanding our circles of compassion.   

Veganism reflects a paradigm shift whereby one has begun to seriously question the underpinnings of a culture that has brought more and more harm to other beings, the natural world, and ourselves.”

– Joanne Kong