Maybe you’re interested in it for the food, maybe it’s the animals, or maybe climate change has got you thinking. Whatever your reason, maybe you don’t quite know where to start. After all, doesn’t going vegan mean you have to give up tasty snacks, cool shoes, a sense of humor, and your leather couch? (Nope, nope, no way, well…eventually.) Covering everything from nutrition (you will get enough protein, promise) to dating (vegans have better sex. It’s true) to fitness (you want to lift a car over your head? Sure), Jasmin Singer and the team at VegNews bust all the myths and give you all the facts about a plant-based lifestyle. With 30 easy recipes to get you started, The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan will help you adopt a lifestyle that’s better for you, the animals, and the planet. And what’s more fabulous than that?
My first published piece was a poem entitled “You’re Still a Person,” which was published in a children’s magazine. I was in fourth grade. I’ve gone on to write books, articles, and a whole lot more. Though I’ve moved on from poetry, I am, in fact, still a person.Learn More
Since 2010, I’ve co-hosted the Our Hen House podcast—our goal is to change the world for animals. We’ve never missed a week of production. Clearly, I have OCD.Learn More
"Compassion Unlocks Identity" is my TedX talk, and I hope you take a look. I've also presented a 60-city book tour and been lucky enough to speak all over the world at various events. I'm available for bookings.Learn More
I went to an arts high school, a theater conservatory for college, and then I pounded the pavement in NYC doing theater. I’m in LA now and can be seen in films, documentaries, and—still—quirky theater.Learn More
From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life.
Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier.
More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and finally realized what it means to be truly full. Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself.
Jasmin Singer is the author of the memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House Berkley; 2016), the co-founder and co-host of the award-winning Our Hen House podcast and nonprofit (now in its tenth year), the Digital Director (former Senior Editor) for VegNews Magazine, and the Communications Director for The Pollination Project. She was named a “40 Under 40” by The Advocate Magazine, a top “Eco-Preneur” by Go Magazine, and can be seen in documentaries including Vegucatedand The Ghosts In Our Machine. Jasmin has been a featured expert on TV shows such as “The Dr. Oz Show,” has contributed to several anthologies and led hundreds of workshops around the globe, and debuted her Tedx talk—“Compassion Unlocks Identity”—last year. Jasmin’s career started twenty years ago as an AIDS-awareness activist with the educational theater company, Nitestar, and she later went on to become the Campaigns Manager for Farm Sanctuary. Jasmin is committed to using personal narrative as a means to create change; emboldening and collaborating with do-gooders to tell their stories; creatively using media as a means of activism; and continuing to learn about the endless overlaps within social justice and let that information inform her efforts. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City. Learn more...