Our Story

 Sanctuary Publishers started as a small seed planted into our subconsciousness when we first leaped into veganism over a decade ago. Since then, that seed continued to grow with the opportunities that we have had to meet many of the non-human animals - pigs, chickens, and cows -  in their sanctuary homes. These moments helped us realize that we could use our collective talents to help raise their voices through their stories. The seed had finally taken root. 

As Vegans of Color, we believe in consistent anti-oppression. Because of this, sanctuary has taken an even deeper meaning as we continue to expand our work in an attempt to create safety and understanding for all non-humans and all other marginalized people. 

Our logo represents our humble beginnings and extends into a form whose branches represent strength and growth as we embark to use art illustration and the written word to speak for all.

Our Commitment


    Every book sold will help to generate funds that support the individual or group on which the book is based on. It is important for us to create books that inspire change for the betterment of our world, and at the same time, foster the ethics in which our values are based on – for people (human and nonhuman), nature, and our world as a whole. 

We want our society to be a sanctuary – a safe space – for all.  

We are a vegan owned and operated entity committed to using our privileges and raising the voices of non-human animals, People of Color, all other marginalized communities, and the environment.  

Meet the Team


Julia Feliz, Founder

 Julia Feliz is a decade-long Vegan of Color committed to using their abilities to raise the voices of non-human animals and all other marginalized communities.  Julia is a published author and illustrator, as well as a research scientist striving to help leave the world better than they found it.  


Danae Silva Montiel, Graphic Designer

A vegan and social justice activist for decades, Danae Silva is a professional freelance graphic designer that has supported Sanctuary Publishers from its infancy.  Danae has helped with our book designs and also illustrated the beautiful cover of Food Justice: A Primer (featured cover image).