4 | VICTORIA MORAN – Founder/Director, Main Street Vegan Academy


Victoria Moran, has been a Main Street Vegan® for 35 yearsand she held the title of Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50​. ​She is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages around the world); the gentle weight loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet, reflecting the author’s own struggle with and recovery from compulsive eating; The Good Karma Diet, celebrating a high-green, high-raw, high-energy food style; the iconic Main Street Vegan; and her latest, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields. Victoria’s college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher.

Victoria is an inspirational speaker, corporate spokesperson, certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy which trains and certifies vegan lifestyle coaches. A graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation/eCornell program in plant-based nutrition, she hosts the Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast, which got the Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet award in 2015 and Feedspot, in 2019, placed it as #3 in the Top 25 Vegan Podcasts.

She is the lead producer of Thomas Wade Jackson’s new documentary, A Prayer for Compassion, to introduce vegan living to people of faith.

Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Moran lives with her husband, writer and musician, William Melton, in a LEED-certified green condominium in New York City’s thriving Harlem neighborhood. They’re co-humans to a rescue-dog, Forbes, and rescue pigeon, Thunder.

Victoria Moran website

Victoria’s mission: “Devote my life to healing people and animals and the the planet through food choices.”

Victoria’s one-line message to the world: “Eat kindly. Live wisely. Make a difference.”

The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Victoria Moran

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Comments · 5

  • Jesú Estrada · June 12, 2021

    I subscribed and donated. 🙂 I also believe in Unity.

  • Loren Lewis · November 26, 2019

    How is it that intelligent, educated, and in many ways ‘caring people’ can turn their backs on not only the cruelty of the treatment of animals during their lives and how they meet their deaths, but in the harm such practices wreak on the planet. Kudos to Victoria for being a voice for these beautiful souls and a spokesperson for what can be done. When she talks about the extinction of 1000s of species including the possibility of humans, how can anyone turn a blind eye? Thank you, Victoria, for all you do, and to Suzanne for presenting these important ideas.

    • suzanne · November 30, 2019

      Growing up as meat eaters, most people, including me, just haven’t thought about these things. So, Victora brings us an enlightening body of information we really can learn from.

  • Marina · November 25, 2019

    Very insightful. A memorable quote from this episode: “The only liberation movement in the history of the world in which the oppressed group cannot participate.”

    • suzanne · December 5, 2019

      The vegans of the world have to have huge big hearts to have their compassion for animals be so great that they give up eating them. What was eye-opening to me was finding out the toll that takes, where if we all gave up eating meat we’d have made a great contribution to dealing with global warming. I’d be OK about that where we’d have become a massive force for a compassionate perspective.

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