The world as we know it is ending. But most of us don’t get to see the same picture as others; our idea of an unfair planet is far beyond the reality of social injustice. Intersectionality is key to understanding that colonialism, privilege, and abuse lie at the heart of climate change and global warming. Transversal environmentalism dismantles the global situation that threatens the identities of those who live under oppression. It is vital to acknowledge this to restore and care for nature.
Isaias Hernández was born in Los Angeles, California (known as Tongva land to the Indigenous people who reside in Southern California) and grew up in a community that faced environmental injustices. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Queer Brown Vegan is his activist platform in which he focuses each day on three main topics such as veganism, zero-waste, and environmental justice, with an impressive educational perspective rarely seen on Instagram. We had the opportunity to discuss responsibility and diversity within the warnings of the IPCC’s latest report on Climate Change, and learn more about the infantilization of animal liberation, toxic petromasculinity, environmental racism, and why queerness isn’t just about existing.