“ANOTHER WORLD IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE, SHE IS ON HER WAY. ON A QUIET DAY, I CAN HEAR HER BREATHING.” — ARUNDHATI ROY
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Unbound Project has concluded. From 2016 to 2023, it has celebrated more than 150 women across eras and the world at the forefront of animal advocacy. These women have done and continue to do incredible work – rescuing animals, running vegan companies, changing laws, engaging communities – and we invite you to view their uplifting features, which will remain on this website. There is still so much to celebrate and we thank you for being with us along this inspirational journey.
Animal advocacy is continually evolving, growing and challenging the status quo. The Unbound Project has told the stories of women from past eras whose efforts for animals are largely forgotten today, and chronicled the contemporary efforts of women today. Women’s achievements in social movements have consistently been erased or downplayed – the Unbound Project celebrated and meticulously documented the women doing this work to ensure that the contribution of women to the animal protection movement is not lost.
The Unbound Project inspired our audiences to make the world a kinder, gentler place for all species. Far too often people believe that they do not have enough time, money or expertise to get involved in animal advocacy. Many of us also misunderstand what it means to be an “activist.” The Unbound Project challenged those notions and demonstrated through these influential and pioneering people how we all can make a difference for the animals with whom we share this planet.
The Unbound Project was a We Animals Media initiative and We Animals Media will continue to champion women who advocate for animals. While it will look different, the spirit of the Unbound Project will stay with us as we explore new initiatives. We hope to see you there.
Thank you so much to Jo-Anne McArthur, Dr. Keri Cronin, Torrance McCartney, Eva von Jagow, Cindi Saadi, Helen Farrell, the dozens of women we’ve featured, and our advisory panel, writers and donors who made this project possible.
– The Unbound team, March 2023
Every donation makes a difference and we are thankful for each individual contribution that has made this project possible.
We are grateful for the grant support received from Open Philanthropy Project and Animal Charity Evaluators.
We would also like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their support of the project: