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In Spring 2023, Australian Hayley Singer, a 2020 CAF grantee, published Abandon Every Hope: Essays for the Dead (Upswell Publishing), a “thanatography” for the times we’re living in. She joined Dutch political activist and literary scholar Jesseka Batteau and Martin Rowe, executive director of the Culture & Animals Foundation, to talk about veganism, the COVID crisis, education, creativity, and confronting the daily suffering of animals.
Listen to Singer reading fragments of her book.
Kittie Mae Morris received a CAF grant for “BLUE.,” an interdisciplinary dance piece that brings awareness to dolphin endangerment. Tymesha-Elizabeth Kindell and Gauri Kasarla, 2023 CAF Navab Fellows, talked to Kittie Mae about “BLUE.,”—which she performed in August at the Anacostia Art Center’s Black Box Theatre in Washington, D.C.—as well as her interest in these endangered animals. The title of this piece, Her Blue Body, refers to the title of Alice Walker’s poem about Mother Earth, ‘Her Blue Body Everything We Know.’
Tom Regan (1938-2017) was the co-founder of the Culture & Animals Foundation with his wife Nancy (1938–2021). Together, they made a major contribution to animal rights. You can read about their and CAF’s origins, work, and legacy below.