Author Archives: Bobby James

Ellie Whiskers during Big Cat Week, 2015.

Annual [Birthday] Fundraising | DSWT, Cause an Uproar, JGI

Running Donation Total (through 12 Aug 2016): $185.00 Good morning, Today is World Lion Day. Friday – my birthday – is World Elephant Day! How appropriate. As many of you know – or at least, I hope you know by now – I use my birthday to fundraise for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Cause an Uproar, and […]

Elephant Pride

An open letter to Dame Daphne Sheldrick

I fear our world won’t regard the lives of animals with emphasis, or urgency, until we’ve realized the equality of mankind entirely. -Bobby Myers, 23 June 2016 For many of you it is common knowledge that I am an avid supporter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Some years ago, I learned of an organization […]

Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo

This is for the “Soulless Animals”

I responded angrily to the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. I was told the gorilla’s life was worth less because it was a “soulless animal.” This is for the “soulless animals.” Imagine being born to the wild. You are part of a family unit before being captured and “gifted” to the Inokashira […]


RIP: Chyna, “The 9th Wonder of the World”

I’ve thought about Chyna (Joanie Laurer) all day. If you’re familiar with her story, the early part of which is documented in her autobiography If They Only Knew, you’d know her road to iconicism was arduous. Despite her struggles, Chyna blazed a path to become the “9th Wonder of the World,” an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime performer. As a professional […]

People v OJ

BREAKING: Television “Crime” Wave

The blog you are about to read is not intended to be an official comment, or authority, on the subject. Rather, I offer it as more of an outline and for your own consideration. It’s merely what we writers would call a “fluff piece.” Scroll directly to the bottom to see the two new shows […]

NEW YORK - MARCH 10: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations March 10, 2015 in New York City. Clinton answered questions about recent allegations of an improperly used email account during her tenure as secretary of state.  (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

I’m with Her | My Foundation

Introduction There are times in our lives that give us pause for reflection. These moments are unique opportunities to explore – and celebrate the people in our lives. These people could be relatives, friends, teachers, colleagues or so much more. In them, we may find our own most admirable qualities – because they are our […]

Circus Elephant Design

Commissioned Art | Thank You Elephants

Recently, I was contacted by a friend for a commissioned collection. She had spent a month working with an elephant sanctuary, and in turn wanted to say “Thank You” in a unique, one-of-a-kind way. Within two weeks, I delivered her collection, which was to feature one circus-themed elephant. I now present it to you (fronts […]