Aph Ko, Vegan Anti-Racist Changemaker

Aph Ko has engaged in intersectional social justice work as an anti-speciesist and anti-racist feminist activist and scholar for many years. Her influential work is largely grounded in an intersectional approach that analyzes the connections between gender/race/class, colonialism, neoliberal capitalism, and animal suffering.

To date, she has presented her work on the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and speciesism at several major national conferences, as well as authoring two nationally recognized webseries: Tales from the Kraka Tower, focusing on academia, and Black Feminist Blogger, which is grounded in black feminism, and highlights the competitive, exploitative marketplace of online feminism and blogging.

Thanks to her insightful social commentary, her work has been featured in a number of national publications such as Ebony magazine, The Feminist Wire, Everyday Feminism, and Indie Wire. Additionally, at this year’s Sistah Vegan Project conference, Aphrodite received the Vegan Anti-Racist 2015 Changemaker of the Year award which included a seed grant from the Pollination Project.

With the money that she receives for this Award, Aph Ko will be able to continue her work creating awareness of the issues surrounding systemic racism, white supremacy, and animal suffering.

For more information on Aphrodite’s work, please visit her website.

GRANT AWARD DATE: June 25, 2015