About Us

The Vegan Varsity is here to help YOU navigate the plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle.

You’ve done a great thing taking the plunge, and we’ll do our best here to give you all the info you need to make your transition as easy as possible!

Meet Our Team


Vegan Fashion


I’m a vegan writer and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Thailand has been my home for over a decade, so I no longer own a coat and miss wearing layers.

I’ve watched every season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and love fashion.

My style is a mix of punk, goth, dandy, mod, and minimalist.
Most of my closet is black, but I still enjoy looking at colorful outfits and critiquing them. Alexander McQueen and John Galliano are my favorite designers since both told stories with their fashion. They have put out the most innovative and unique pieces the world has ever seen. I still get goosebumps when I rewatch some of their runways.

My biggest fashion icons are Oscar Wilde, Salvador Dali, Sid Vicious, David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux, Trent Reznor, Billy Porter, Tilda Swinton, and Nicki Minaj.

I’m also greatly inspired by fashion from the 1700s and 1800s. Cravats are hot! Fast fashion is horrible for the eyes and the environment, and as Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything popular is wrong.”

Fashion is an art form and a way to express who you are. Don’t follow trends…start them! You can read more of my articles on Medium, follow me on IG, or check out my YouTube channel.


Diet and Makeup


Toni McAree is a writer, blogger, and all-around lover of words. She has authored many children’s books. including Ollie the Vegan Dinosaur, a fun inspiring children’s book for young vegans.

Toni left her career as a childcare professional specialising in SEN to pursue writing full time. In addition to children’s literature, she writes for various successful blogs as well as ghostwriting for companies! On top of all her other ventures, she has more books in the works!

She loves all things related to veganism and gentle activism, and she’s passionate about making the world a kinder place for all beings

And “about me”…

The Founder

Pete Martin

Hi, I’m Pete Martin. Founder of The Vegan Varsity.

Qualified personal trainer with a diploma in “Nutrition and Wellbeing“, published copywriter for health and sport businesses,  and probably the world’s least likely vegan blogger.

Let me explain…

I came late to this party. 

Growing up in Northern Ireland, son of a farmer, my dinner choices were Spuds, peas, carrots, plus ‘A Meat’. Fish on Fridays.

It’s all I knew. 

When I got into my fitness and became more nutritionally-aware, I began to take more notice of what I was putting in my body. 

But even then, my choices revolved around meat and fish. Especially if I wanted to hit my protein targets so the gym work didn’t go to waste. 

People had told me about a horrific documentary exposing the brutality of farmed chickens, but I still looked away. I didn’t want it ruining my KFC. Ignorance was bliss.

But something changed these last few years. Getting older and (arguably) more mature.

The pandemic. The climate catastrophe. The birth of my little girl. 

I started to see that my choices had consequences, and I couldn’t let myself cop out by saying lil ol’ me couldn’t make a difference.

So….(I’m getting to the end of this story, I promise)… I took the plunge myself. 

First to vegetarianism. Then, when I realised my family weren’t going to disown me, my precious muscles weren’t wasting away, and- hey- I don’t want fish to die for my sandwich either, I decided to go the whole hog (plant-based, of course.)

And I’ve never looked back!

It’s opened me up to a whole new diet (“what the hell is ‘tempeh’?!”), I feel great physically, and I can feel proud of my choices. 

I hope you like my site. I put in hundreds of hours educating myself as I made my choice and, hopefully, all my research and knowledge can help you too. 

Any questions? Don’t be shy, gimme a shout!

ps. I couldn’t find a picture of myself bursting out of a vest or tenderly stroking a kitten, so here’s one with my little girl, Birdy, instead. 

If you are here you are looking for information on all things vegan. Or, at least, some things vegan!

We hope we have what you need here:

We hope you enjoy the content we worked so hard to put together for you, and if you have any suggestions how we can make the site better, we’d love to hear them!

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