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Team

The V-Land UK team are a bunch of like-minded vegan writers, bloggers, influencers, designers etc. dedicated to bring you the best vegan content from the UK and beyond.

Oli Weatherall

Oli Weatherall

he/him

Editor

Oli, a Business Management with Marketing graduate, went vegan after watching Dominion in 2017. He’s a MNU Certified Nutritionist and is passionate about the benefits people can obtain by eating a mainly whole food, plant-predominant diet. Oli has had severe food allergies since his first birthday and continues to raise awareness about how this impacts everyday life.
Alia Halstead

Alia Halstead

she/her

Editorial Assistant & Writer

Alia transitioned from vegetarian to vegan after interviewing the founder of Viva! on her radio show, Leaf and Elfie’s Curious Talks on RadioReverb 97.2 FM, in 2020. She was awarded a distinction for an MA in Creative Writing and has had her short stories published. She has a Law with Politics LLB, and is interested in social justice. Alia was an editor for the Mechanics’ Institute Review (literary journal). She also enjoys photography and is a comedy performer.
Mark Flood

Mark Flood

he/him

Writer

Being a veteran vegan of nearly three decades he has viewed the explosion of veganism and plant-based options from this rare vantage point. After watching Earthlings eight years ago he was compelled to do more and is now a committed animal rights activist and organiser within the movement. He works in media market research where he also runs a ‘vegan and plant curious club’ to share plant-based news across the business and to organise events and restaurant trips.
Ray Star

Ray Star

she/her

Writer

After completing Veganuary in 2018, Ray decided to have a complete lifestyle overhaul, closing her business of fifteen years in PR to focus on a writing career, with the aim of raising awareness of animal rights and climate change through works of fiction. Her debut novel, Earthlings – The Beginning has gone on to win three awards and the sequel of the trilogy, Dominion, was released in 2022. She also writes for Green World (the Green Party’s magazine) and is running as a candidate for Harlow Green Party.
Lucía Vázquez Carballo

Lucía Vázquez Carballo

she/her

Writer

​​Lucía is a Spain-based Translation and Interpreting graduate, with a Masters in Strategy and Creativity in Advertising. She loves words and anything visual - it was precisely thanks to a film that her brain flipped the switch at the age of 15 and decided to go vegan: The Salt of the Earth eventually led her to Cowspiracy, and the rest is history.
Christina Smith

Christina Smith

she/her

Writer

Christina is a Manchester-based copywriter and English literature graduate who is passionate about animal rights, LGBTQ+ issues, reading, writing, gigs, and art. Christina has been vegan since 2017 and is dedicated to helping people understand how accessible a vegan lifestyle can be.
Callum Weir

Callum Weir

he/him

Writer

A passionate vegan for several years, fuelled by the love of animals and a commitment to health, Callum immersed himself in the world of nutrition, earning his qualifications as a plant-based nutritionist. He educates online and in person, assists clients in achieving their goals, speaks at various events, and hosts the Plant Fuelled Podcast: exploring every facet of vegan living.
Jessie Childs

Jessie Childs

she/her

Writer

Jessie became vegan in 2019, and feeling inspired by her newfound passion, she started sharing mouthwatering recipes and vegan discoveries from across the world. Driven by a desire to make a larger impact, her deep-rooted dedication brought her to V-Land UK, where she continues to explore the vibrant intersection of food, travel, and world culture.
Sameera Khan Rehmani

Sameera Khan Rehmani

she/her

Web Content Manager

Sameera is a London-based communication professional with experience in media, writing, editing and research. Her work covers sustainability, gender, films and critical psychology. She dabbles in painting, poetry and photography. She is excited by the contemporary creativity in the vegan space and is closely following the paradigm shift in its adoption by society.
Bolu Talabi

Bolu Talabi

he/him

Web Developer Specialist

A full-stack software developer with a passion for creating unique web experiences for businesses of all forms, shapes and sizes. Well versed in an array of web technologies and experienced in providing web and data solutions.