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You’ve probably noticed the trend lately, of meatless bleeding burgers, vegan cheese and Instagram athletes fueled solely by plant protein. For those not in the know, vegans choose not to consume dairy, eggs or any other products of animal origin. They do this in addition to not eating meat like their vegetarian counterparts. The vegan lifestyle, once adorned only by carefree hippies, and wishy-washy celebrities, seems to have exploded overnight, and infected the lifestyles of an ever-increasing number of the general population. It’s safe to say that the status of veganism as a fad is now over — it’s definitely…

Hands up. I’ve had a pretty comfortable life. I don’t know the struggles of getting by as a single parent on welfare, or what it’s like to be relentlessly bullied.

I often think of the stories that my Dad told me from his childhood, and the adversity he overcame. That kind of existence is almost inconceivable to me.

The youngest of six children, he was born into a middle-class family in rural Ireland. Life was great, until the day his beloved father went to work, and never came back. My Grandfather died in a freak work accident when my Dad…

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