Jasmin Singer is a worldwide leading expert on veganism and a coveted speaker on topics including personal narrative as a means of social justice, identity, and how to change the world for animals. She is the author of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan (Hachette, 2020) and Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir (Berkley, 2016), and she narrated the audiobook for both.
Along with animal law professor Mariann Sullivan, Jasmin is the co-host of the long-running Our Hen House podcast, an award-winning show (honored several times by the prestigious Webby Awards) that centers around animal rights issues.
A champion for public media, Jasmin is proud to be the Weekend Edition host at WXXI, an NPR member station. She is the former Senior Editor for VegNews Magazine—the world’s leading plant-based media brand—and the longtime love columnist and celebrity interviewer. Her interviews have included Joaquin Phoenix, Cory Booker, Mena Suvari, Tig Notaro, and Bob Barker. She is also the editor of the anthology, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation.
As a speaker, Jasmin has toured the US and beyond and presented the TEDx talk “Compassion Unlocks Identity” to a sold-out crowd of two-thousand people at Asbury Park, NJ’s Paramount Theater. She went on a successful 65-city book tour when Always Too Much and Never Enough was published. Jasmin has been featured on NPR and CNN, as well as in publications including The Atlantic, Women’s Health, Yahoo, and New York Daily News. She was named a “40 Under 40” by The Advocate.
Jasmin can be seen in documentaries including The Ghosts In Our Machine and Vegucated; has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show; and has contributed to a number of anthologies, including Running Eating Thinking; Defiant Daughters; Voices for Animal Liberation; Queer & Trans Voices; and Circles of Compassion.
As an actor, Jasmin starred in the award-winning short film, The Bra Mitzvah, and has appeared in national television commercials. She has been seen in theater in NYC and Los Angeles, where she also performed stand-up comedy and was a regular emcee for charity events. She holds a BFA in Acting from Pace University and is a certified holistic health counselor.
Jasmin is a long-time activist across many realms, including animal activism, LGBTQ activism, and antiracism. She is the parent of a couple of rescued dogs and one very annoyed cat.