Viva La Vegan!

I'm honoured and excited to be taking part in the Live ARZone Guest Chat on Saturday 9 June (for my US and UK friends) which is Sunday morning (!) 10 June here in Australia.


"What is this guest chat thing?" I hear you ask. Well, here's the info from the FaceBook event:

ARZone is pleased to announce Leigh-Chantelle as our next Live Chat Guest, on Saturday June 9 (US), Sunday June 10 (Au)

Leigh-Chantelle is the founder and creator of the online vegan community, Viva La Vegan!; the environmental awareness group, Green Earth Group; she co-ordinates Social Media Marketing, and is an accredited Naturopath, Nutritionist and Western Herbalist.

Over the past 15 years, since Leigh-Chantelle has been an eco-feminist vegan, she has been involved as a sponsor, performer, emcee, speaker and stallholder for various animal rights, vegan and cruelty-free fundraisers, organisations, festivals and events throughout Australia and overseas. She has also been working to bring about an awareness of social media and online etiquette skills, along with educating others on how best to communicate online.

Leigh-Chantelle, who lives mostly in sunny Brisbane, Australia, has been busy writing and compiling upcoming books, including What Do Vegans Eat? This is a scrapbook-style book based on a presentation she gave, and is also one of her most popular videos on the VLV! YouTube channel.

Leigh-Chantelle has been recognised by Supreme Master Ching Hai for her work on behalf of other animals, the planet and for her promotion of the vegan lifestyle.

Leigh-Chantelle welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members on a range of topics, including her extensive vegan advocacy work, her efforts to educate others on environmental issues, her new book, What Do Vegans Eat?, and her philosophies in general.

ARZone is supportive of education, critical thinking, rational discourse, and aims to provoke intelligent dialogue about issues that most concern members of the animal advocacy movement. ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.

Please submit your questions for Leigh-Chantelle prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3:00pm Sat 9th Pacific Time
4:00pm Sat 9th Mountain Time
5:00pm Sat 9th Central Time
6:00pm Sat 9th. Eastern Time
11:00pm Sat 9th UK Time
12:00am Sun 10th Central European Time
8:00am Sun 10th Australian E.S.T (Brisbane)

To find your time for this chat, please use this conversion site, or feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A heap of inspiring people have been interviewed by ARZone in the past including some friends and a few of my favourite people:

Ther's a LOT more transcripts to read

Remember to:

  • sign up as a Member on ARZone if you're not already
  • put the date in your diary
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for me to respond to

and I'll see you on the Live Chat!

More about ARZone:

ARZone exists to help educate vegans and non-vegans alike about the obligations human beings have toward all other animals.  By providing a space for a variety of blog posts, forum discussions, notes, videos and more, ARZone fosters a sense of community among its members. Through live online chats with a diversity of people who work both within and outside of the animal advocacy community, ARZone supports respectful and rational discourse and intelligent dialogue about the most pressing issues facing us today. Check out their website for more information.

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