Michelle Carrera

Activist in New Jersey

Michelle Carrera

Activist in New Jersey

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Michelle Carrera is a queer Puerto Rican mom and activist. She is the founder of Plantbased Plants, a veganic plantcare small business. She founded Chilis on Wheels in 2014, making veganism accessible to communities in need; and Casa Vegana de la Comunidad in Puerto Rico in 2018, a vegan sustainability community center.

Current projects include veganic garden consultation, implementation, workshops, and creation of veganic renewable soils through Plantbased Plants; consulting on community projects with Dream Together, and serving as a homeschool and Unschool instructor and consultant on The Teacher Village.

Michelle co-founded Latinos for Animal Protection in 2009 which served animal protection organizations in Latin America, and organized a Vegan Latinos in NYC Meetup which fundraised for Latin American vegan organizations from 2015-2017.

She is a professional translator and writer and currently lives with her human unschooled child, partner, and rescued dog, in New Jersey.

Personal reflections can be found in Veganism in an Oppressive World and in Food Justice: a Primer both produced by Sanctuary Publishers. And in several issues of T.O.F.U. magazine. Her work has been featured in a number of vegan media, including VegNews, Vegan Italy, Thrive, Vegan Health and Fitness, Raise Vegan, Edible Brooklyn, among many others. Her work has also been featured in local news NY1, AMNY, NYC Media, and country-wide in Univision.

She was listed 20 Most Influential Vegans of 2019 by VegNews, was voted New Yorker of the Year in 2015 by NY1, and 30 under 40 by the Hispanic Coalition of New York in 2016.

Michelle practices radical authenticity, and is passionate about a number of subjects, including veganic gardening, minimalism, meditation, unschooling, & decolonization.

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