Aph & Syl


Aph Ko is a theorist and indie digital media producer and founder of Black Vegans Rock. She has a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and an M.A. in Communication/Media Studies. She is the coeditor of The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter and served as the Associate Producer for the documentary film Always in Season. She is known for writing the first article to list 100 black vegans titled, “#BlackVegansRock: 100 Black Vegans to Check Out” for Striving with Systems.



Syl studied philosophy at San Francisco State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently working on a paper exploring Wittgensteinian “forms of life” defenses of animal use, taking into account the racialization of the animal.