May 2021: Viva! Vegan Podcast

Episode: 54

Fat Gay Vegan

The Viva! Vegan Podcast

With Helen Wilson and Faye Lewis

Episode 55: Sean O’Callaghan, Fat Gay Vegan

In this new episode format, we talk to Sean O’Callaghan aka the Fat Gay Vegan, who is one of the world’s most famous and established vegan bloggers.

Sean is well-known and loved as an event planner, author and general lover of vegan food and drink, with over 67k followers on Instagram. He is based in the UK and Mexico and has been the face of the award-winning Fat Gay Vegan since 2010, building up a huge following through his no-fuss approach to blogging about vegan dining from an ethical rather than ‘health trend’ standpoint.

Sean spoke to Helen about how veganism has become a ‘dirty word’, about the lack of inclusivity in veganism and why he loves Mexico.

Over a coffee, Viva!’s Head of Communications, Faye Lewis, joins Helen to reminisce about MySpace and unravel some of the issues raised by Sean, including the loss of grassroots animal rights issues within modern-day veganism and inclusivity issues within the vegan movement.

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