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Claire is founder of Grow Up Vegan a platform made to inspire everyone and to encourage the younger generation to - Grow Up Vegan! She is our blog writer and creative content creator here at Viva!. Having an extensive background within the vegan community, and being vegan for over a decade, she began her journalism and creative career by writing for a popular well-being company as their 'vegan expert'. Claire now works closely with vegan charities, businesses and activists to spread the vegan message far and wide.

Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Easter is traditionally a holiday to celebrate life. It feels ironic that modern culture has taken the egg that symbolises this and used ingredients that supports a deathly industry to mark the joyous occasion.
April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

When vegans first turn towards the compassionate lifestyle we are usually met with what I refer to as ‘tuts and buts’...
Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

By Claire Michalski of Grow Up Vegan It’s a crying shame that on Mother’s Day we as a nation celebrate with dairy-filled chocolate cakes and milky cups of afternoon tea with our loved ones - how ironic!...
Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

The media may like to paint peaceful vegans as ‘extremists’ but the reality of it is quite the contrary. A vegan’s entire moral baseline is compassion and peace, and this is how the world should see us. Here are our top five most friendly vegan activism actions for you to try...
International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

There is one question that we hear time and time again – is smoking vegan? As today is International No Smoking Day, we decided to explore this topic in some more depth...