Roanne van Voorst is creating a book on the future of our world in the post-cruelty era
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Hi!

I’m Roanne. I’m an internationally published and awarded author, a social scientist (Ph.D) and public speaker. I write about things that I find so heartbreakingly important, that they need to be written about - even if they're not exactly 'sexy' topics that sell well, and even if it means that I will have to fund all the research and writing-work myself. 

That's how I've been rolling all along - but this time, I need some help. I have set myself to a task that I simply cannot do, without external help. I'm terrified, I'm exhausted (I do the research, the traveling and the writing next to my dayjob) and I am absolutely, 100% devoted.



My past work

Over the past years, I've written about climate changes - for this research I have lived in a tiny Inuit hunters community in Greenland, experiencing first-hand how rising sea temperatures are causing economic and social problems in vulnerable communities. I've written on chronic poverty - for this research I have lived in a slum in Jakarta for over a year. I've written about fear, showing that every human being - even those who come across as fearless daredevils - experiences fear, at different moments in their lives, and passing on the hopeful message that every human can also learn to be more courageous - for this research I interviewed and spent time with some of the most courageous people of the world. 

My new book: The End of Veganism

And now, I'm working on what is going to be my most important book, so far. The worktitle  is “The End of Veganism” , and it's a futuristic exploration of what I call, the post-cruelty era. In this book, I explore possibilities and consequences of a world that would be radically kinder to animals.

Scientists and futurists predict that consuming meat and dairy will become banned or taboo in the near future. Veganism is one of the last options that could help humanity to prevent climate change; it is also one of the fastest-growing social movements of the 21st century. Veganism is booming. Fastforward to a future in which ‘veganism’ has become so mainstream that it no longer needs a label – how would we look back on our carnivorous history? How will our children look back on the bio-industry, and what will they think about our contribution to it?

How I work:

I'm not an activist - I was trained as a journalist, an anthropologist and a writer, and I write this book as honest and objective as I can. That makes this research as complex as it is urgent: I am going beyond untrustworthy data published by animal right activists and ambitious vegans, on the one hand, and the commercially-driven meat-and dairy industry, on the other. I am asking complex, uneasy questions. For example: it’s easy to be critical of the bio-industry, and important- that has to stop, for a 1000 reasons. But I try to challenge myself and my readers, by also visiting and considering smaller-scale ‘bio’ farms, where cows can graze outside. Is there anything wrong with them? Or would they perhaps be able to provide us with an alternative, better future? ⠀

They are uneasy questions, but questions that need to be asked if we want to decide upon a future, together. 

Next to scientific literature research, I am conducting dozens of interviews with futurists, historians, sociologists, farmers, trend watchers, lawyers, lobbyists, food experts, psychologists, inventors, vegan bodybuilders and influencers, and my research continues. I use the Patron funding to travel to interviewees where necessary, make calls where possible, devote time, and eat peanut-butter sandwiches. 

How you can help me:

If you’re interested to be updated about my book-proceedings and not looking for easy, fast answers- then please support me here and help me get this work out there 🙋🏻 It would be extremely motivating for me to know that I'm joined on this path, by friends and supporters, and it would allow me to travel to farms, speak to people, and devote the time necessary to write this book. I'd be ever-grateful. Oh, and please connect with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/roannevanvoorst
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Get access to my secret library!
$1.50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to tens of articles that I wrote on courageous and intentional living, plus deskpaper walls, audio-meditations and a MUST-see video! 
Receive the first chapters of the book!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Help me push on and on, get this job done, and in return, receive: 

- access to my free library filled with tens of articles on courageous & succesfull living, audio-meditations, desktop wallpapers, and a MUST-see video

- AND the first (digital) chapters of the book

- AND written updates of my writing process!

Receive the E-book!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This support motivates me so much to keep doing what I do, knowing that you find this book as important as I do. In return, I will send you the E-book as soon as it's done; you'll receive written updates on the writing process, reminders for my Focus Hour Podcast and occasional free, new articles on courageous living and working. 
Let's get personal!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my, you help me to come up for air, every now and then. Thanks so much for your support; it means the world. In return, I give you 

- The above, plus....

- Exclusive audio-interviews & videos about the writing process

You. Me. Friends.
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Forever! 

You get the above, plus:

- Have your name mentioned in the ackowledgments-section of the book

- Receive a signed, personalized, hardcopy version copy of the book

Be my hero - make my work possible
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
By supporting me for 100 USD or more per month, you make it possible for me to do my research and writing fulltime, while also (sometimes) getting more than 5 hours of sleep! ;-) In return, you will get the book in your mail BEFORE anyone else with a personal note from me, you will receive an invitation for the book launch, you will receive exclusive video&audio updates on my writing process, and your name will be mentioned prominently, as a hero-supporter, in the acknowledgments section of this book. 

Hi!

I’m Roanne. I’m an internationally published and awarded author, a social scientist (Ph.D) and public speaker. I write about things that I find so heartbreakingly important, that they need to be written about - even if they're not exactly 'sexy' topics that sell well, and even if it means that I will have to fund all the research and writing-work myself. 

That's how I've been rolling all along - but this time, I need some help. I have set myself to a task that I simply cannot do, without external help. I'm terrified, I'm exhausted (I do the research, the traveling and the writing next to my dayjob) and I am absolutely, 100% devoted.



My past work

Over the past years, I've written about climate changes - for this research I have lived in a tiny Inuit hunters community in Greenland, experiencing first-hand how rising sea temperatures are causing economic and social problems in vulnerable communities. I've written on chronic poverty - for this research I have lived in a slum in Jakarta for over a year. I've written about fear, showing that every human being - even those who come across as fearless daredevils - experiences fear, at different moments in their lives, and passing on the hopeful message that every human can also learn to be more courageous - for this research I interviewed and spent time with some of the most courageous people of the world. 

My new book: The End of Veganism

And now, I'm working on what is going to be my most important book, so far. The worktitle  is “The End of Veganism” , and it's a futuristic exploration of what I call, the post-cruelty era. In this book, I explore possibilities and consequences of a world that would be radically kinder to animals.

Scientists and futurists predict that consuming meat and dairy will become banned or taboo in the near future. Veganism is one of the last options that could help humanity to prevent climate change; it is also one of the fastest-growing social movements of the 21st century. Veganism is booming. Fastforward to a future in which ‘veganism’ has become so mainstream that it no longer needs a label – how would we look back on our carnivorous history? How will our children look back on the bio-industry, and what will they think about our contribution to it?

How I work:

I'm not an activist - I was trained as a journalist, an anthropologist and a writer, and I write this book as honest and objective as I can. That makes this research as complex as it is urgent: I am going beyond untrustworthy data published by animal right activists and ambitious vegans, on the one hand, and the commercially-driven meat-and dairy industry, on the other. I am asking complex, uneasy questions. For example: it’s easy to be critical of the bio-industry, and important- that has to stop, for a 1000 reasons. But I try to challenge myself and my readers, by also visiting and considering smaller-scale ‘bio’ farms, where cows can graze outside. Is there anything wrong with them? Or would they perhaps be able to provide us with an alternative, better future? ⠀

They are uneasy questions, but questions that need to be asked if we want to decide upon a future, together. 

Next to scientific literature research, I am conducting dozens of interviews with futurists, historians, sociologists, farmers, trend watchers, lawyers, lobbyists, food experts, psychologists, inventors, vegan bodybuilders and influencers, and my research continues. I use the Patron funding to travel to interviewees where necessary, make calls where possible, devote time, and eat peanut-butter sandwiches. 

How you can help me:

If you’re interested to be updated about my book-proceedings and not looking for easy, fast answers- then please support me here and help me get this work out there 🙋🏻 It would be extremely motivating for me to know that I'm joined on this path, by friends and supporters, and it would allow me to travel to farms, speak to people, and devote the time necessary to write this book. I'd be ever-grateful. Oh, and please connect with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/roannevanvoorst

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Tiers
Get access to my secret library!
$1.50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to tens of articles that I wrote on courageous and intentional living, plus deskpaper walls, audio-meditations and a MUST-see video! 
Receive the first chapters of the book!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Help me push on and on, get this job done, and in return, receive: 

- access to my free library filled with tens of articles on courageous & succesfull living, audio-meditations, desktop wallpapers, and a MUST-see video

- AND the first (digital) chapters of the book

- AND written updates of my writing process!

Receive the E-book!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This support motivates me so much to keep doing what I do, knowing that you find this book as important as I do. In return, I will send you the E-book as soon as it's done; you'll receive written updates on the writing process, reminders for my Focus Hour Podcast and occasional free, new articles on courageous living and working. 
Let's get personal!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my, you help me to come up for air, every now and then. Thanks so much for your support; it means the world. In return, I give you 

- The above, plus....

- Exclusive audio-interviews & videos about the writing process

You. Me. Friends.
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Forever! 

You get the above, plus:

- Have your name mentioned in the ackowledgments-section of the book

- Receive a signed, personalized, hardcopy version copy of the book

Be my hero - make my work possible
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
By supporting me for 100 USD or more per month, you make it possible for me to do my research and writing fulltime, while also (sometimes) getting more than 5 hours of sleep! ;-) In return, you will get the book in your mail BEFORE anyone else with a personal note from me, you will receive an invitation for the book launch, you will receive exclusive video&audio updates on my writing process, and your name will be mentioned prominently, as a hero-supporter, in the acknowledgments section of this book.