Who I am:
I’m Araceli Rodriguez and I am a total liberationist. I was born in Mexico. I came to the United States when I was about 4 years old. I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I live in Los Angeles where I work with the unhoused population as an Outreach Coordinator.
Ever since I can remember I have been passionate about social justice and equality. I remember going to parks as a kid–not to play, but to voluntarily pick up garbage. As a child, I also cared for cats and dogs that my family neglected. In middle school, I started attending protests for human rights, specifically the anti-war movement.
As I grew older, I continued to help animals with their quest for liberation. I did this by, openly rescuing them from places of violence, by building an activist community that took direct action, and by doing advocacy to amplify their voices. On Thanksgiving day in 2015, I ran on the NFL field in Detroit with a banner that read “Animal Liberation Now. From that action, I was given a misdemeanor and have been banned for life from attending an NFL game. In 2016, I disrupted many politicians in the name of animal liberation including Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Hilary Clinton. In addition to animal liberation work, I have participated in various events pertaining to prison abolition, police brutality, undocumented rights, gentrification, and women’s rights. These combined experiences have turned me into the outspoken total liberationist that I am today!
What I do:
In August 2017, I started my social media platforms, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where I advocate for human, earth, and animal liberation through total liberation/anarchist theory.
In May 2020, I started #RebellingReaders. #RebellingReaders is the free radical book club where books are read on a social justice topic and are discussed. I reveal the book on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Then on the last Wednesday of the month, the book is discussed. Go to www.rebelvegana.com/rebellingreaders to join for free!
Become a PATRON today to support my work. Every contribution is greatly appreciated. Let’s make total liberation a reality!
What your contribution goes towards:
- #RebellingReaders discussions through Zoom
- My website and host for my activist work
- My teaching and emotional labor