When a diet free from animal products is determined by class.

Woman holding tomatoes: Photo by Omotayo Tajudeen

As a young African woman who has decided to undertake a change in diet by switching to a mostly plant-based one, I recognize that my choice has heavily been influenced by both Western media and social media; it was one made out of curiosity rather than necessity.

Coming from a relatively privileged background in a rapidly developing African nation and having access to knowledge digitally — and therefore instantly — exposed me to many global ideas; one that made a long-lasting impression on me during my teenage years was the ideas surrounding the health benefits and ethical reasons behind vegetarianism…

Chantal

A young, African woman passionate about food, health, lifestyle and green, clean living.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store