Lakisha Bostick's Capstone Project

Veganism: Its Impact on the Health & Culture of Minorities

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, vegan is defined as, “a strict vegetarian who consumes no food (such as meat, eggs, or dairy products) that comes from animals. also one who abstains from using animal products (such as leather).”

Veganism, according to is currently defined, “as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, be it from food, clothing, or any other purpose.”

A Closer look at the term “Vegan” and its History

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The term “vegan” was coined back in 1944 by a British man named, Donald Watson. Let’s take a closer look at what it means to go vegan.

More African-Americans going Vegan to better their health

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The number of African-Americans going Vegan continues to grow, as many claim the lifestyle change is improving their health.

Maintaining a Soul Food culture with Vegan food

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Plant-based soul food is changing the face of traditional soul food ingredients in minority communities.

Health – “Before going Vegan I had a resting headache for 1 year and 7 months. After 10 days of going vegan my headache went away! I started feeling better everyday after that.”

Tabitha Brown, Vegan Influencer & Actress


Culture – “Having culturally appropriate plant-based recipes has allowed Black folks to feel a little more comfortable, even when just experimenting.” (with vegan food and recipes)

Bryant Terry, Chef, Activist & Author
The Author, Lakisha Bostick

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My name is Lakisha Bostick and I am the author of this Capstone project. Click here to find out more about me.

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