Suzanne McAllister, PhD is a co-creator of the PAUW Project. She ’woke up’ to the horrors of the food industry in 2005 and transitioned to veganism over that year. In late 2020, Suzanne created a YouTube channel,( now known as) Post Animal Use World where she posts interviews with people involved in animal advocacy, and ‘shorts’ about activities she and others are up to. She posts PAUW, and other activities and news, on Facebook, Twitter and instagram. Suzanne has been actively involved for over a decade in efforts to retire Lolita/Tokitae, the captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium. She is an organizing member of Vegan Spirituality Group (VSG) of Philadelphia, curates the VSG FaceBook page and hosts Meetup group. She consulted with In Defense of Animals in the creation of their Sustainable Activism program She has worked with Animals and Society Institute. She collaborates with Anne Piotrowski on Conversations with a Friendly Vegan and contributes occasional essays to that newsletter. She is grateful to be able to devote herself full time to her passion - making life better for non-human and human animals.
Anne is a co-creator of the PAUW Project. Shortly after going vegan in 2012, she decided she needed a new way to approach activism. She applied her background in counseling and her passion for veganism to develop the Conversations with a Friendly Vegan approach. Anne helps vegans apply the CWAFV philosophy and tools to advance veganism through improved communication and closer relationships and she provides a safe environment for non-vegans to explore. You can learn more about Anne and her approach at http://www.conversationswithafriendlyvegan.com
Judy McCoy Carman, M.A. is a collaborator and great supporter of the PAUW Project. Her passion is to look everywhere for the love and the beauty that flows through and links all faiths and all beings. She is dedicated to the vision and bold belief that we human beings can heal the damage we have done to the world and create a place of true peace, nonviolence, unconditional love, compassion and liberation, not just for people, but for all earthlings and all of nature.
Carla Mariani, M.M., has been a passionate and compassionate vegan ever since she had her vegan awakening in 2010. After being vegetarian for many years, Carla joined Peace Advocacy Network’s 30 day Vegan Pledge Program and the rest is history. She immediately became an animal rights activist, joining many protests, marches and vigils in Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs and in New York City.
Carla has been active with Revolution Philadelphia, Animal ACTivists of Philly, Vegan Spirituality Group of Philadelphia, Peace Advocacy Network, PETA, Plant Pure Pod and more.
In addition to protests, Carla enjoys making music about animal liberation, spending time with rescued animals in sanctuaries, going to vegan potlucks and restaurants and taking care of her 4 beautiful cats
Ligia has been advocating for animals for over a decade and we're so pleased that she is a PAUW Ambassador. She shares information with fellow vegans (and non-vegans) by screening movies, books, and podcasts, introducing us to people and information we might have missed. Ligia was instrumental in introducing The PAUW Project to Farm Sanctuary Founder, Gene Baur, who became PAUW’s first Featured Visionary. Wherever she goes - at work, traveling, or going about her daily life, Ligia quietly, but insistently, spreads the message of a vegan life-style. Beyond how she eats, she is rigorous in her choices of clothing, beauty and household products. One of her ‘ministries’ is to bring home cooked meals to work. Invariably her co-workers smell the delicious food and ask what it is, and if they can taste it. She shows people how varied and delicious a plant based diet can be She and her husband Joel, featured here in a few interviews with Suzanne have several times over the years fostered mama cats with their newborns until the babies could be weaned and adopted. .
Ligia thinks that when she retires she will train professionally in plant based cooking. She will take that wherever she goes, possibly back to her native Mexico. Ligia demonstrates how we can share our passion for animals in the way we live. She has an impact every day with her own choices and by example. She shares her home with her husband, and three lucky felines: Nina, Benito & Tomasa. Thank you Ligia for all you do.