Julia Feliz is an unapologetically neurodivergent AfroDominiBoricua and consistent anti-oppression focused resource activist committed to using their abilities to raise the voices of human and non-human marginalized communities. Julia is an educator, ICAS independent scholar, illustrator, and content editor with a passion to help leave the world better than they found it. Julia has been a vegan for close to 14 years and counting...
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. Their first illustrated children's book, What Every Child Should Know, written by Lark Sontag, is one of the most revolutionary works born since Sanctuary Publisher's birth.
Felix is a freelance social media manager. He is a neurodivergent Person of Color of Native-descent, raised in poverty, who uses his identities, skills, and background in social justice to continue his work as a diligent, outspoken community organizer and activist. Felix is keen on justice for all, and he never backs down from the fundamental idea that: we all deserve equality, justice, and dignity.
Dr. Ivette Noriega is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and certified English-Spanish Translator/Interpreter. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience and Cross-Cultural Studies, and has been working in translation work for the last 15 years with various NGOs, research teams, and immigration agencies. Dr. Noriega also runs "Evie's Translation Services," which provides low-cost translations for immigrant families.
Sanctuary Publishers started as a small seed planted into our subconsciousness when we first leaped into social justice work over a decade ago. Since then, that seed continued to grow. A decade and a half of activism helped us realize that we could use our collective talents to help raise their voices through their stories. The seed had finally taken root.
We believe in consistent anti-oppression.
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.
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, Black, Brown, Indigenous people and other People of Color, all other marginalized communities, and the environment.