Shenita Etwaroo is the author of over a dozen novels, novellas and novelettes known for their fast pace and powerful protagonists. An advocate and artist as well as an author, her work is fueled by a mission to make the world more compassionate.
Shenita’s writing is inspired by a lifetime of creativity and advocacy for people and animals who are suffering. Inspired first by her own dear pet rabbit Neon, she became an activist for animal rights. Today, she continues to support cruelty-free treatment of animals. She is also passionate about helping the needy in her community, especially those suffering from abuse and homelessness. Shenita has made a case for art and activism being inseparably intertwined. Her fans are not just readers, but part of a community bound by compassion for others and a dedication to the best of humanity.
Below, you can read more about the causes that Shenita supports. If you’d like to reach out, you can find Shenita on Twitter or on the Contact page. Shenita loves to hear from readers and from kind people with a passion for helping others.
My passion, my heart.
For me, being a Christian is all about true love. The Gospel of John instructs us, “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” I believe that first we need to love ourselves, even when we are told that we do not deserve love. Then we need to love others, especially those who have not been treated with love. And of course, we need to love Jesus. Love for Jesus can be the foundation for living a good life, a life full of compassion and joy. Loving Jesus is where I believe a Christian life starts, because that love spreads all around, to people, animals, and the world.
During my life so far, animals have brought me joy and comfort when I thought that I would never find happiness. My bunny Neon taught me so much about unconditional love. This experience showed me that animals have souls deserving of love just as much as humans, and they can be some of the purest examples of God’s love on Earth. I believe we can all show animals the compassion and love they deserve by choosing products that are fur-free and cruelty-free and by eating a vegan diet. Even people who aren’t prepared to commit to a vegan lifestyle can make thoughtful everyday choices that reduce needless cruelty against animals.
I have myself been a victim of abuse, so I know how hopeless life can seem to those in dark situations. However, I also know how much of a difference a small ray of light can make. My goal in life now is to shine that ray of light onto as many people in need as possible. As an advocate for human rights, I aim to raise awareness and help others who are suffering. From volunteering for organizations, to simply looking out for a neighbor or friend, we can all make a difference in helping others. Human rights of freedom and safety belong to each of us, and we all have a responsibility to support people who are the most vulnerable.”