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Accolades

  • Featured in PBS Women Thought Leaders Series on "To The Contrary," 2019 

  • Featured in Mercy for Animals mini-documentary about my 30-year vegan journey, 2019

  • Received Compassionate Vegan Living Award from Farm Sanctuary, 2018

  • Received U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame Award from Animal Rights National Conference, 2018

  • Received Distinguished Alumni Award from Sidwell Friends School, 2018

  • Received Vegan Soul Superstar Award from Vegan Soulfest, 2018

  • Selected as Green Thumb Award Finalist for Think Local First DC, 2018

  • Ageless Vegan received starred review by Library Journal for "raising the standard of plant-based cuisine," 2018

  • Ageless Vegan chosen as one of 16 Best Healthy Cookbooks by Self magazine, 2018

  • Ageless Vegan selected for the bookstore of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2018

  • By Any Greens Necessary cited by The New York Times as a key reason for the popular rise of veganism among African Americans during the past decade, 2017

  • Featured expert in The Invisible Vegan documentary about African American veganism, 2017

  • Featured on the cover of Natural Awakenings magazine, 2016

  • Co-created the first-of-its-kind African American Vegan Starter Guide, with nearly 500,000 free copies ordered and downloaded, 2016

  • Featured expert on Prescription: Nutrition, a 4-part plant-based nutrition series on CuriosityStream TV, 2016

  • Featured on the cover of Barefoot Vegan magazine, 2015

  • Named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times, 2012

  • Featured in Ebony's The Cool List for "Must Try A Recipe," 2012

  • Received Award of Excellence for directing the first federally funded vegan nutrition program in the U.S., the VSDC Eat Smart Program, 2009

  • Co-founded the Black Vegetarian Society of New York, 2002

  • Co-created one of the earliest vegan websites, BlackVegetarians.com, which was also the first vegan website by and for African Americans, 1997

  • Co-founded an animal rights organization for people of color, Justice for All Species, 2000

  • While in college, co-founded We Feed Our People, a 32-year nonprofit that organizes the now largest Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Day of Service event in Washington, DC, providing food and services to residents experiencing homelessness, 1988-present