Hi, I’m Siobhan Llinos Gale aka Vegan Babe Life. I’m 28, a Capricorn and I live in Brighton, UK (although I’m actually from Bangor, North Wales). I started this blog in May ’17 as a hobby and to spread the vegan message. My journey to veganism started in 2015 where I was slowly cutting things out and stopped eating meat entirely. It’s the best decision I ever made, I only wish I’d done it sooner.
I write about products, restaurants, what I get up to, create yummy vegan recipes and I also review lots of stuff.
“As a child I wanted to be a vet and loved animals more than anything, dogs in particular. My family always had dogs and my grandparents had a farm, where I lived for a time. I spent many happy days helping granddad on the farm, taking care of the animals, walking the dogs. The countryside with the animals was my happy place.”
You can read more about me in my article for Vegan Food & Living here.
I was diagnosed with chronic depression in 2009 and I’ve had to take medication and manage it ever since. I survived a suicide attempt in 2015 and it’s definitely changed me. I’m a huge advocate for mental health and fully support organisations like mind who do vital work.
I also have PCOS so struggle with my weight which veganism helps a little with. I like to write about that and the issues surrounding fem health like periods and just health in general.
I try to look after my health as much as possible and I’m always trying new supplements, protein powders/bars and any health related product. (Unless it’s negatively targeting weight loss like laxative teas (just no).
Things I Love
Animals. Dogs are the best! I adore springer spaniels and pugs.
Watching movies and chilling out is definitely my speed and you’ll often find me having a movie sesh with snacks when I need some downtime.
I love to read. I’ve been reading anything by Tolkien since I was 6 and love classics from people I really admire like Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Mary Shelley, Emmeline Pankhurst, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott and so many more.
My favourite colour is green (black isn’t really a colour is it..otherwise it would totally be my #1).
I love the Autumn and Winter months and am most in my element among the crisp air, orange colour leaves and pumpkin spice lattes.
If it’s Japanese, Italian or American (junk food) then you’ll find me eating it. I love eating food with chopsticks, carbs and insane junk food things but eat a good mixture of healthy and not so healthy things.