I founded tapestry in 2018 as an educational nonprofit for scholars and activists who are working to build peace and compassion in the world.
Tapestry is rooted in a wide-angle understanding of oppressions—oppressions as part of society just as language is part of society, both are created and maintained by people and communities and both can be modified or completely rejected. As part of the fabric of history and culture, my vision for Tapestry holds that oppressions are neither separate nor distinct from one another or from any other aspects of a given community—all exist in relation to and in conjunction with one another. To use a Zen Buddhist term, they inter-are.
The Vegan Philosopher
In 2018, I launched a mentoring program, The Vegan Philosopher As mentor for The Vegan Philosopher, I work alongside scholars and activists to help build and maintain a rigorous international program of research, writing, and teaching in the field of anymal studies. Mentoring is specifically for those familiar with my work and whose work intersects with or parallels my areas of specialty. Mentoring is generally free for students and activists and priority is given to those less privileged. Through The Vegan Philosopher I also provide free zoom presentations for classrooms, conferences, and other groups/gatherings. For this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professionals interesting in connecting to discuss their work may also contact me at this email; mentoring for professionals who are able to pay is $75 per half-hour session.
Animals and Religion
As one of my areas of specialty, Animals and Religion is one of Tapestry’s strongest threads: Through Tapestry, it is possible to access both the traveling banner exhibit on world religions and anymal ethics and the Animals and Religion website —the first is completed but the website is in progress. Each explores anymal ethics (including the ethics of diet) across religious traditions (Indigenous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic). The banner exhibit was created for a general audience (suitable for schools, churches, conferences, and museums), while the website is oriented toward anymal activists and anymal studies scholars—though it is a complex site that holds something for anyone interested in the topic.
The Vegan Journey
I am developing a series of online courses, The Vegan Journey, that will focus on my areas of specialty, including ecofeminism, religion and anymals, ethics and anymals, and intersectional activism. True to my vision and mission for Tapestry, courses will be provided either at cost or free of charge. It will be some time until these are up and running as I am first building the religion and animals website and have books in progress.
To participate in Tapestry’s educational process, please leave a donation here.
For more about Tapestry, visit the Tapestry website.