Eve Simmons Laura Dennison
Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison, both of whom have suffered eating disorders, are the co-founders of Not Plant Based. Eve and Laura are both journalists; Eve is deputy health editor at Mail on Sunday and Laura is currently freelance, following three years at The Press Association. Laura also runs her own anti diet PR company called Sugar Content PR.
When Laura watched Eve being interviewed on the BBC Documentary Clean Eating's Dirty Secrets about her nononsense attitude to so-called 'clean eaters', and how such nutribabble contributed to her anorexia, she decided to approach her about founding a new website, Not Plant Based.
Their website covers a broad range of topics from nutritional advice to restaurant tips, to practical mental health advice, and features interviews with a wide range of chefs, food writers and influencers, including Jay Rayner, Bryony Gordon, Charli Howard, Ruby Tandoh and Gizzi Erskine. Since being founded in September 2016, the blog has received coverage in The Times, the Telegraph, the Metro, the Evening Standard and the Mirror, among others, and it has already attracted a growing social media following of 15,000 fans.