Strategies Every Vegan Should Know

Dr. Melanie Joy


Founder, Beyond Carnism

Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, celebrated speaker, and the author of seven books, including the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, the award-winning Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters, and the forthcoming How to End Injustice Everywhere. She also co-hosts the Just Beings podcast with actress and writer Evanna Lynch, in which they have conversations with changemakers about how to shift our thinking to create a more compassionate and just world for people, animals, and the planet—and improve our personal lives and relationships in the process. Melanie’s work has been featured in major media outlets around the world, and she has received a number of awards, including the Ahimsa Award – previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela – for her work on global nonviolence. Melanie has given talks and trainings in over 50 countries, and she is also the founding president of the nonprofit organization Beyond Carnism. You can learn more about her work at