Brigid Brophy was a formidable campaigner for a variety of progressive causes.
As a child Brigid began to question her parents about the origin of meat served at meals. As soon as she could, she took to a vegetarian diet. At the time that was regarded as a radical step, and even in the 1960s and 70s we knew people who were inclined to make a fuss; often it was a case of criticism wrapped up as concern for Brigid’s health. There was still a residue of that when later on she became vegan.