Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 with Carolyn Harris
This week, Nella Giatrakou speaks about vegan feminism and intersectionality, her involvement on the Animal Rights Show, veganism as opposition to speciesism, and the vegan movement in Greece.
This week, I am pleased to present my interview with Nella Giatrakou, a vegan feminist and translator living in Greece. Since becoming vegan in 2013, Nella has been involved in a variety of forms of animal advocacy. She volunteered her translation skills to help create an ecofeminist anthology in Greek, which was published last year. She is also a co-panellist on the Animal Rights Show on YouTube. In this interview, Nella speaks about what led her to become vegan, how her understanding of veganism has evolved over time, and what her experience has been like as a co-panellist on the Animal Rights Show. We discuss the importance of viewing veganism as a social justice movement that opposes speciesism, rather than just a diet; the problems with reducetarian advocacy; celebrity culture within the animal rights movement; and why some people claim to be ex-vegans. Nella also describes the state of the vegan movement in Greece, and she recommends books and other resources for people who are interested in learning more about veganism, animal rights, and animal liberation. Links The Animal Rights Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwKCH_ItjqELgL3NE35hj70YazgZBHfZB The ecofeminist anthology that Nella contributed to: http://eutopia.gr/ekdoseis/oikofeminismos Always for Animal Rights blog: https://alwaysforanimalrights.blogspot.com/
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