"Anti-speciesism is a movement that understands that human oppression and animal oppression are interlinked through colonialism and capitalism... As we know, with the broader political analysis, we can't consume our way out of capitalist crisis, and if we're still operating within a capitalist system but we're all consuming plant-based that's still not going to be environmentally sustainable."
- Mexie in conversation with Richard Wolff.
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Mexie hosts a popular YouTube channel where she provides grounded critiques of capitalism and explores issues relating to social, environmental, and economic justice, decolonization and animal liberation. She also co-hosts a podcast, The Vegan Vanguard, where she explores these issues in longer form. She holds a PhD in Geography, focusing on the intersections between political economy and environmental governance.
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