From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life.
Singer says that most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan, but most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after she embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier.
More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. Singer describes her memoir “Always Too Much and Never Enough” as the story of one woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love.
Jasmin Singer joins us for the hour on Access Utah today. Later in the program we’ll also hear from Sheryl Gillilan, Executive Director, and Elise Butterfield, Programs Administrator, for Art Access in Salt Lake City. Jasmin Singer will be appearing at Art Access as a part of their Body Image Project.