For those of you that haven’t yet heard of Raise Vegan Magazine, it’s the world’s first parenting magazine created for vegans.
The magazine launched digitally in December 2017, and then was brought to print to monthly subscribers in May 2018. The magazine quickly picked up interest, and a new quarterly edition is now released nationwide at Barnes & Nobles, Sprouts, and Whole Foods. This first quarterly offers a split cover with half of them featuring vegan YouTube sensation Ellen Fisher, and Olympic medalists and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor.
The magazine is a comprehensive resource for parents who are raising their children vegan; it is also an excellent tool for anyone who is plant-curious, or just looking for new healthy ideas to introduce to their families! We had the pleasure of speaking with Raise Vegan’s CEO Emily L. Wood about this new venture and her company’s mission.
“Raise Vegan Magazine is absolutely a labor of love,” said Emily Wood, “This was an incredible project that was able to come into the beautiful magazine it is today thanks to the hardworking mothers on our team.” The magazine and website were created due to the lack of resources for vegan parents, after Janet Kearney (cofounder of Raise Vegan) created the group Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting, she noticed just how little information there was out there. “When Janet and I launched Raise Vegan in late 2017, our main mission has always been to bring as many resources as possible to parents on how to raise their families to be their healthiest while living a vegan lifestyle. We’ve launched our virtual classroom which provides on-demand access to registered dietitians this year as well, and will continue to push for more education so that the world will one day leave behind the stigma that surrounds raising vegan children.”
“When Janet and I launched Raise Vegan in late 2017, our main mission has always been to bring as many resources as possible to parents on how to raise their families to be their healthiest while living a vegan lifestyle."
With statistics showing us veganism on the rise, recent stats suggest that one in 12 parents in the U.K. are choosing to raise their children vegan. According to the study of 2,177 parents of children aged 0-12 in the UK, 13% of the parents have vegetarian children, whilst 8% are raising their families on a vegan diet. Raise Vegan is committed to help continue to grow these numbers worldwide by providing as much information and education as possible for families. “We have a lot of projects that will be launching throughout 2019, we’re excited to keep sharing more with the world, the magazine hitting U.S. newsstands is just the beginning!”