Viva la Vegan! started in 2005 to promote Leigh-Chantelle's recipe calendars, and educate others about the vegan lifestyle. 2015 saw the 10th anniversary and a complete overhaul of this oft-shared and much-loved Australian website, that grew to be an interactive, multimedia community for vegans (and veg-curious), focusing on positive education, information and vegan outreach.
Through the VLV! website (which was sold in January 2023), Leigh-Chantelle’s focus was on educating people about ethical lifestyle choices, proving that through compassion we can heal ourselves and each other. VLV! focused on easy-to-prepare recipes, blogs, articles, podcasts, informative and how-to videos, interviews with inspiring vegans, eBooks, print books and much more.
Leigh-Chantelle is a vegan veteran known for helping bring awareness of veganism into the mainstream with her organisational and leadership skills. She has been vegan since January 1997 and has built various communities on and offline, run not-for profits, organised and promoted a variety of large and small festivals, speaking tours and events.