ABOUT

Oh hey there! I hope you're having a wonderful day? I'm Jojo, the woman behind the blog. I'm from the south of England although my family are mostly Scottish. I've been vegan for over 11 years now and I started writing Vegan in Brighton back in 2009. I went vegan for animal rights reasons and animal rights reasons only. Now I care about the environment too. We're totally killing the planet which isn't cool at all. I guess there are health benefits to veganism but I choose chocolate over chia every time and you will never find detoxing, diet, or healthy living advice here. Just straight-up vegan body positive radness. Bring on the pie!


I originally started this blog because it seemed like a great way to stay connected with my vegan friends from around the world whilst also showcasing Brighton's great vegan options.

Happy Maki Brighton

Since '09 this blog has evolved along with me and it's now a wider reaching vegan travel, food and lifestyle blog. I was based in Brighton until early January 2015 when I went off on a full time adventure to explore the vegan options the rest of the world has to offer. I love music, travel (duh!), animals (I literally squeak every time I see a dog which makes me a pretty ridiculous person to hang out with!), reading books (everything from chick lit - although I hate that term, to feminist theory), pizza, splashing about in oceans, rivers and lakes and recycling (seriously, it's an actual passion!) amongst other things. I travel with hand luggage only and aspire to live more minimally - the tiny backpack helps but I have too many things in storage. I also overuse exclamation marks which you'll totally get if you meet me in real life. I'm kinda excitable!

#TravelLife

When I was in Brighton I ran Operation Icing, a not-for-profit bakery. I started it so that I could spread the word about delicious vegan baked goods whilst making money for charity. I think Isa Chandra Moskowitz said it best when she called it Baketivism. You can read more about that here. Now that i'm travelling I try to volunteer regularly and have spent time at a cat shelter in Japan, working with Thailand's abandoned cats and dogs, caring for rescued farm animals in Australia, and helping out at the Help Refugees warehouse in Calais.

I speak professionally about vegan travel and have spoken at London VegFest and Vida Vegan Con in Austin, TX. I'm available to speak about vegan travel worldwide so get in touch if you have an event that you'd like me to speak at.

I don't just write here I'm also available to write for your magazine, website or blog. You can find my work online on the Infinity Foods blog here, here, and here, on Vegan Miam's website here, and in print at Driftwood Magazine where I'm the official travel advice columnist - subscribe or order your copy of issue three here.

My zine, European Vegan; a guide to reading labels Europe wide is available from Infinity Foods in Brighton (currently sold out), Dr Pogo in Berlin, Black Cat Cafe in London, Herbivore in Portland, and Rabbit Food Grocery in Austin Texas as well as my Big Cartel store.

If you'd like to know even more about me you can find interviews in these spots:

The Vegan Word - Vegan Traveller Interview
30 Traveler - Ask a Local Vegan Interview Series
Justin Plus Lauren - Travel Blogger Thursday
The Stay at Home Girlfriend Zine - Issues 10 and 11
Vida Vegan Con - Month of Memories
Anglo Italian Follow Us - Vegan Travel Tips From on the Road Travellers

I'm more than happy to work with brands that align with my ethics but I'm very conscious about advertising products that I wouldn't use myself so any ads or sponsored posts you see here will have been hand picked - no diet pills or products owned by parent companies who test on animals ever, I promise. If you think your brand is a good fit then get in touch because I'd probably love to work with you! Brands I've previously worked with include Vegetarian Shoes, Loving Earth, Purezza, Nutcrafter Creamery and The Final Nail.

Want to get in touch with me to chat about travel, Brighton, advertising, hotel, or product reviews? Drop me an e-mail to jojo . huxster @ me . com

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