VeganFlix Video Seed Grant Winner- The Invisible Vegan!

This week we are spotlighting the winner of our first ever VeganFlix Video Seed Grant! The recipient is Jasmine Leyva, with her 90 minute independent documentary The Invisible Vegan, A Movement Toward a New Consciousness. Congratulations Jasmine!

Jasmine’s film focuses on the way that the African-American community eats, and the problems with their dietary habits. Currently, there is an increased dependence on fast food, processed food, and meat. This documentary raises awareness about veganism and the health benefits of a plant-based diet. It also touches on the health issues that people acquire, many of which can be prevented and even reversed with a change in diet. In order for black people to become vegan, they need to see examples of other black people thriving as vegans, not just white ones.

The Invisible Vegan is a big wake up call for viewers. Jasmine said in the film: “Eating fresh, healthy crops is a part of our legacy, and it’s a part that we should start embracing.” She understands that being able to eat healthy foods in America has become a privilege, instead of a human right, which it should be. The aim of the documentary is to bring more visibility to a lifestyle that is far too invisible in many communities.

“On a variety of frequencies, I want to live a life of conviction instead of desirable
convenience.” – Jasmine Leyva

About the Author

I'm a 21 year old ethical vegan who makes a living selling hand drawn vegan apparel. I'm a Canadian Palestinian, currently living in the province of Alberta. I live with my amazing boyfriend who lives the same lifestyle as me, and we have a rescue dog named Jamal. I'm a chartered herbalist, and freelance writer as well.