Well, how should I start?
My name’s Matthew, I’m 22 years of age and I currently live in north London.
Yeah, that’s a good start…
Before moving to the London, I used to live near Stansted with my non-vegan, non-vegetarian family (mum, dad & brother) and my beautiful dog:
What else can I say?
Perhaps not so much of a ‘Kid’ anymore, but all too often have I been likened to Peter Pan (the boy who never grew up).
I work as a performer, a writer and receptionist whilst carrying out various odd-jobs on the side. My working schedule can be a little erratic but when I’m not busying myself with other projects, I’m either cooking, taking photographs or writing.
Poems, blogs, scripts, recipes; you name it.
I have been passionate about animal rights from a very young age and as a result, I made the decision to go vegan in 2007 (at the age of sixteen). Prior to that, I was a vegetarian and had been from the age of ten. Throughout my last year at primary school and the duration of secondary school, I continually looked to challenge peoples ideas in an engaging and innovative way. Despite my choices being subject to much criticism from my peers, not once did I question them.
Even at the tender age of 9, an animals life meant more to me than the approval of my classmates.
With regard to the food…
I like most things bar chilli. As a vegan ‘kid’, it is the one spice I refuse to use!
It has no flavour; only heat!
(I’m sorry to any ardent chilli fans who are reading)
OK, theres a “hate”, what about an “addiction”?
Tough one, as this will vary.
I am addicted to vegan sushi! I am forever popping into Japanese restaurants, asking if they use mayonnaise to prepare their rice. If not, I can be known to buy out their stocks on an impulse craving…
Then again, you can’t beat homemade sushi!