projects in development

what about daisy ? | animated audio children’s book series

What about Daisy? is a heartfelt story inspired by the author, Maryam Faresh’s, own experiences with her deaf blind dog:

A deaf blind rescue dog, Daisy, is in search of her forever home. The colorful and impressionistic illustrations tell the same story as the text, but offer a few special hints in the beginning pages; these hints indicate that Daisy is a little more special than the other dogs at her rescue facility. Using a repetitive phrase: What about Daisy?, Author, Faresh encourages readers to experience empathy for Daisy. This repetitive phrase also allows young readers to stay connected to the purpose of the book the search for Daisy’s forever home and it also builds anticipation and hope. The book offers opportunities for young readers to raise questions about special needs, and increases awareness in the areas of self-acceptance, acceptance of others, and the importance of friendship. Proceeds from the What About Daisy? book sales goes to charities for both deaf blind children and special needs pets in need of adoption. Emerging World Project is turning this book into a series of audio animated videos. Narrated by EWP co-creator, VO artist Lisa Lynn. Podcast guest, Greta from S2.1 who’s life work is devoted to animal advocacy and conservation also joins in on the narration offering a transmedia experience.

life release | liberating animals bred for slaughter and captivity

According to Buddhist teachings, there are many benefits to saving lives of other sentient beings, the tshe thar (Tib. ཚེ་ཐར་) life release practice is when practitioners collect money to buy out animals which had been bred for slaughter. and captivity. Then, these animals are set free back into their natural habitats where they have the best chance to survive. In collaboration with select communities EWP with coordinate a three day event where the practice of Life Release will be done. This practice will be translated in an intersectional -inclusive way and done in the spirit of “tshe thar” working with ecologist, environmentalist, urban planners and animal welfare activist. We hope all will rejoice in the relief of suffering for these sentient beings.

see me redux | binoculars for kids

Where See Me Project, South Africa brings awareness to the lives of children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis, through photography, See Me Redux will follow in the same vein with “binoculars for kids” in underserved BIPOC communities in The United States. This project through its documentary film, and citizen science contributions shares what is possible when many lives with different perspectives come together and co-create an experience with environmental positivity as its guide. Collaborating with the birding community and scientist See Me Redux brings our youth into the fold of the natural world as participants in an intention of well-being for the life of birds.