Musician To Release Book On Essays By Vegan Changemakers

Classical pianist, advocate, and speaker, Joanne Kong is set to release her magnum opus, a collective of essays by inspiring changemakers on 5 October 2021. The book titled, “Vegan Voices: Essays By Inspiring Changemakers” will be released on 5 October and launched at an event on 10 October 2021 at 1 PM EDT. The publication highlights how our food choices are deeply connected to the pressing challenges and issues of our times. Areas covered include personal and global health; the devastation of animal agriculture to the environment; society’s collective loss of compassion and connection to our kindred animals; and the desire for a world of greater peace, harmony, and inclusivity. The book points to the need for a cultural and spiritual transformation in which we embrace the commonalities between all living beings as a source of positive change and healing.

(Left ) Front Cover & Back Cover (Right)



The essays are organized into six sections: “Our Kindred Animals,” “Around the Globe,” “Activism,” “Body and Spirit,” “The Arts,” and “A New Future.” Joanne Kong who has authored and edited the book has brought together the leaders from around the world at the forefront of the vegan movement. They represent the great diversity of roles through which veganism has moved into the mainstream: activists, authors, speakers, athletes, entrepreneurs, community and event organizers, advocates for social and food justice, artists, filmmakers, medical and health professionals, environmental advocates, sanctuary owners, and more.

Said Joanne Kong, “I am so excited to announce my book, ‘Vegan Voices: Essays By Inspiring Changemakers’, from Lantern Publishing & Media. This 300+ page anthology features compelling essays by over 50 amazing, influential vegans from around the world. This is a wonderful and powerful compilation, whether for those exploring the plant-based lifestyle, or long-time vegans!

The book will be released on 5 October 2021 and is now available for pre-ordering. ‘Vegan Voices’ fills the needs of a wide range of readers, from those new to exploring the plant-based lifestyle to long-time vegans and advocates. Many essays are deeply personal reflections that attest to how veganism has the power to touch our lives on many levels. The book can be a source of continuing inspiration and motivation for those desiring to create a world of greater compassion and equality. Contributors of the book include Shankar Narayan, Dr. Rupa Shah, Speaker & Publisher, Ingrid Newkirk, Founder, PETA, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, Film Director, Thomas Wade Jackson and Abhay Rangan, Founder GoodMylk among distinguished international vegan leaders.

A portion of book sales will be donated to Porchlight Animal Sanctuary. Stay tuned to announcements about the Vegan Voices Virtual Book Launch Party, on Sunday 10 October at 1 PM EDT.


  • 324 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • 95 paperback
  • 99 eBook – Purchase eBook
  • Paperback ISBN 978-1-59056-650-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59056-651-0
  • Paperback, eBook
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: October 2021




Compassion India Magazine

Compassion India Magazine

Compassion India is India’s official first ever vegan print publication. It aims is to bring the vegan community closer and create awareness about the ethical and health advantages of following this lifestyle. The magazine was launched on 1t November 2019, which was World Vegan Day.

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