Joanne Lee (whoisjoanne) is creating resources & experiences to empower & mobilise activists
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$500
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ABOUT ME

My name is Joanne Lee, and I’m an Australian-based Animal Liberation activist.

I’ve been vegan for over 4 years and at the beginning of 2017 I realised that being vegan simply wasn’t enough. While I had stopped actively participating in and paying for the exploitation and killing of animals, the majority of the world had not.

I started attending vigils, but quickly became frustrated; feeling hopeless, watching truck after truck of animals being taken to their executions. I felt a burning urgency inside of me to lift the curtain on what was going on, and to share the harsh, brutal reality that other animals face. I wanted to make the world stop, listen and look at what was happening to the most innocent and docile beings on this earth - whether they wanted to hear about it or not, so in September 2017 I started co-organising my own actions.

My passion is inspiring vegans to get active, however I have come to realise that 'inspiring' vegans isn't enough. There is a significant lack of resources and training available to enable activists to organise their own actions.

I am also passionate about organising actions to push the boundaries, and provide opportunities for other activists to step up and learn.

In September 2018 I launched my Patreon page. My intial focus was to get set up with the equipment that I needed to develop and deliver training. Through a joint effort with my Patrons and my own financial contribution, I have been able to set myself up with a personal laptop, software and accessories. The training kicked off in November 2018, and to date I've trained over 30 people all over the world in leadership and organising skills.

Outside of activism I work in Human Resources, and will continue to do so as it both pays my personal expenses, but also provides me with valuable experiences and knowledge that can be transferred to the activist world.

 WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR

The funding raised through my Patreon will enable me to:
  1. Develop and deliver training sessions to activists, both online and face to face in group and 1:1 forums - costs may include meeting room hire, printed materials and travel expenses 
  2. Support new organisers in bringing their actions to life with my remote support and / or physcial presence - costs may include collateral (posters, banners), team transport, safety gear and travel expenses
  3. Continue to co-organise my own actions in an effort to push boundaries and raise the bar on what is possible - costs may include collateral (posters, banners), team transport, safety gear and travel expenses

PAYING IT FORWARD

Where possible I also plan to pay it forward to others who are doing amazing work for the animals. So far we have paid forward $680.

ONE-OFF CONTRIBUTIONS

I've had some enquiries from people wanting to provide a one-off contribution. While my preference is to build a sustainble stream of funding via monthly Patreon support, I also understand and am extremely thankful if people would prefer to make a one-off contribution.

If this is something you would like to do, you can contribute via this link: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

My paypal account address is [email protected]

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for taking the time to understand more about what I'd like to achieve.

I was apprehensive to create a Patreon, but the encouragement and support from our community has pushed me to do it, and I've recognised that doing so will enable me to do so much more, which in turn will help the animals.

I'm excited to share my passion, knowledge and experience with you more than ever before!
Tiers
Training Access Activated
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Access to confidential training
Training & Group Mentoring
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Confidential training & group mentoring
1:1 Mentoring
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Confidential training, group mentoring & 1:1 mentoring 
1:1 Training & 1:1 Mentoring
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Confidential training, group mentoring & 1:1 mentoring & trainin
ABOUT ME

My name is Joanne Lee, and I’m an Australian-based Animal Liberation activist.

I’ve been vegan for over 4 years and at the beginning of 2017 I realised that being vegan simply wasn’t enough. While I had stopped actively participating in and paying for the exploitation and killing of animals, the majority of the world had not.

I started attending vigils, but quickly became frustrated; feeling hopeless, watching truck after truck of animals being taken to their executions. I felt a burning urgency inside of me to lift the curtain on what was going on, and to share the harsh, brutal reality that other animals face. I wanted to make the world stop, listen and look at what was happening to the most innocent and docile beings on this earth - whether they wanted to hear about it or not, so in September 2017 I started co-organising my own actions.

My passion is inspiring vegans to get active, however I have come to realise that 'inspiring' vegans isn't enough. There is a significant lack of resources and training available to enable activists to organise their own actions.

I am also passionate about organising actions to push the boundaries, and provide opportunities for other activists to step up and learn.

In September 2018 I launched my Patreon page. My intial focus was to get set up with the equipment that I needed to develop and deliver training. Through a joint effort with my Patrons and my own financial contribution, I have been able to set myself up with a personal laptop, software and accessories. The training kicked off in November 2018, and to date I've trained over 30 people all over the world in leadership and organising skills.

Outside of activism I work in Human Resources, and will continue to do so as it both pays my personal expenses, but also provides me with valuable experiences and knowledge that can be transferred to the activist world.

 WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR

The funding raised through my Patreon will enable me to:
  1. Develop and deliver training sessions to activists, both online and face to face in group and 1:1 forums - costs may include meeting room hire, printed materials and travel expenses 
  2. Support new organisers in bringing their actions to life with my remote support and / or physcial presence - costs may include collateral (posters, banners), team transport, safety gear and travel expenses
  3. Continue to co-organise my own actions in an effort to push boundaries and raise the bar on what is possible - costs may include collateral (posters, banners), team transport, safety gear and travel expenses

PAYING IT FORWARD

Where possible I also plan to pay it forward to others who are doing amazing work for the animals. So far we have paid forward $680.

ONE-OFF CONTRIBUTIONS

I've had some enquiries from people wanting to provide a one-off contribution. While my preference is to build a sustainble stream of funding via monthly Patreon support, I also understand and am extremely thankful if people would prefer to make a one-off contribution.

If this is something you would like to do, you can contribute via this link: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

My paypal account address is [email protected]

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for taking the time to understand more about what I'd like to achieve.

I was apprehensive to create a Patreon, but the encouragement and support from our community has pushed me to do it, and I've recognised that doing so will enable me to do so much more, which in turn will help the animals.

I'm excited to share my passion, knowledge and experience with you more than ever before!

Recent posts by Joanne Lee (whoisjoanne)

Tiers
Training Access Activated
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Access to confidential training
Training & Group Mentoring
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Confidential training & group mentoring
1:1 Mentoring
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Confidential training, group mentoring & 1:1 mentoring 
1:1 Training & 1:1 Mentoring
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Confidential training, group mentoring & 1:1 mentoring & trainin