Hi! I’m Claire and I am a voice for animals, a LOUD one. I also write about plant-based food, health & fitness, fashion, beauty, and all things vegan. I love pizza, The Fray, and anywhere warm.

Imagine being able to live a happy, and healthy life without harming others? Well guess what? It’s possible! – and I’m here to show you how!

What you will find in this lifestyle blog:

Delicious plant-based recipes, fair-fashion, which eliminates all animal products including leather, fur, down wool, and silk. All my favourite beauty products without the cruelty, free of animal testing, as well as inspiration to get you to start making more conscious and kind decisions.

I will do my BEST to assure products are also sourced ethically but my main goal is to prove to people that making this transition is easy.

Who is Claire Buchanan exactly..

Well I’ve been an ethical vegan since October 27, 2014 – yes, I remember the date because it was one of the biggest and best life changing decisions I’ve ever made.

People who say vegans are weak clearly have no idea how brave you are to stand up for you believe in.

For more on why I went vegan click here.

I recently finished off my bachelor of arts degree in communication studies, and I also studied journalism, where I minored in photography, and majored in print media.

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and now I currently sit in cold-ass Calgary, Alberta. Help.

I’m currently a kickboxing instructor at 9Round as well as a boxing instructor at Sweat Science. I’m also an accountability coach at 9Round where I help our members understand our nutrition program, and keep them on track with their goals.

I have this new found love for hitting things.. it’s quite therapeutic.

I spend a lot of time volunteering at a farm sanctuary called the Alice Sanctuary that is home to 80 animals. All of these animals have come from situations of neglect, hardship, and bear some physical issues which some of the individuals that visit may identify with. It’s not only a sanctuary for the animals but it’s also a sanctuary for me.

Something I’m really excited about is that I recently started “YYC Save Movement.” If you haven’t already heard of the Save Movement I would definitely recommend you check it out. Bascially, my goal is to create a strong group of advocates to join me in bearing witness, and documenting the conditions of animals as they show up to the slaughterhouses.

As some of you may know Canada has the worst livestock transportation laws in the Western world where it currently allows for cattle to be in transit for 52 hours without access to food or water, while the maximum for pigs and chickens is 36 hours. I don’t know about you but I think this is an absolute disgrace and humans should be ashamed. I think it’s important for people to know this, and to see what they’re contributing to with their hard earned money.

These animals endure a lifetime of pain, and misery and then their last day is filled with absolute torture, only to be consumed and forgotten about within 5 minutes. We owe it to them.

If you would like to join me please visit our Facebook and Instagram page for upcoming vigils.

I am here to help you in every which way I can – I want you to become more conscious of how your everyday decisions affects a mass of sentient beings so please don’t hesitate to ask me ANY questions – whether it’s vegan related, beauty, fashion, photography, health, fitness, volunteering, and activism opportunities – HOLLA AT CHA GIRL!

If you are interested in doing advertising, sponsoring, product reviews and/or design and styling collaborations you can contact me at buchananclaire@hotmail.com