Seeds sprout Watered by new lessons learned Strengthened by apparent obstacles Leading to a kingdom of Virtue From The Ocean's Made For Swimming Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved. Image found online and does not appear in published work. No copyright violation intended.
Latest installment in the mini series “The Challenging Reality” has been posted to S.D.!
One of the topics I’ve been learning about recently has been the use of wool in the fabric industry. Generally, we as vegans tend to be very much against this practice and advocate for plant-based textiles made from hemp, organic cotton, recycled fibers, etc. as replacements for animal-derived fibers. However, I’ve discovered there are some interesting points people often overlook.
This might not apply to everyone. I’m speaking strictly from personal experience. Over the years, I’ve found that staying away from wool has become an incentive to purchase cheaper, fast fashion items made from synthetics that are almost always derived from (you guessed it) plastic. Plastic, as previously mentioned, will be shed into the environment sooner or later, regardless of what form it takes. Lately there has been a shift in the fashion industry to produce more “vegan” and “vegan-friendly” clothing. However, like synthetic leather, many of the products I’m…
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The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
The Cruelty-free life page is once again live! As promised, I’m including links to some of the source material I’ve referenced for The Challenging Reality mini series. The posts will also be shared to T.W.N.
Literary updates are also coming to T.W.N. in the near future. Stay tuned for some big news!
First installment of the mini series “The Challenging Reality” on Superlative Deviation.
Recently, I have been furthering my understanding of vegan and cruelty-free topics – specifically with regards to clothing, textiles, and manufacturing. As someone who never conformed to what most people saw as a normal diet and was considered by many to be vegetarian before it was “cool”, I was thrilled to see the huge selection of food items, personal care products, and clothing that suddenly became vegan-friendly. However, the key word is “suddenly”.
This post will focus primarily on research I’ve been doing and questions I’ve been asking about the vegan leather industry. These questions were prompted by necessary changes to my wardrobe, mainly in the shoe category. Because I am a person who walks almost everywhere, I’m very practical when it comes to footwear. Arch support issues, toe shape, and personal style makes me almost impossible to fit. When I need new shoes (which is almost all the time)…
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...The stone wall and the canon Met them with a fearful ROAR! They blew a kiss and whispered Love - The canon was no more. The stone wall raised its thorns As they silently approached - To them it was a gateway And blossoming vines encroached... Impostors are these archons? I have… Continue reading Excerpt (Poetry): “The Purest Generation”
The latest draft of my first poetry book is complete! I am slowly going through a list of possible agents and publishing options. Over the next several weeks, I'll be revising T.W.N. a little more. Older content will be removed and new excerpts will debut! For now, I'll use the artwork that has been… Continue reading Announcement / Lit. Update: “Excerpts and New Platforms!”
Prayers of those who fight from the trenches Rescued on wings invisible And propelled forward with blinding speed Infinite creation bands together in a single voice Songs sung since ancient times Enemy of the darkness which seeks to claim our souls Poetry Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved. Image: found online photographer… Continue reading “Praise” – Poetry
A moving picture postcard, animated scenery, and dramas taken from the pages of a scripted comedy. What is it you see? Just what you expect: Material from Vaudeville and conveniences that lack All purpose, life, and passion - Set designs so cold and wooden. Who is there behind it? Who has fed the Beast? Who… Continue reading “Free-will (and Other Lies)” – Poetry