‘ello. I am Advaya. I’m 22 years old and I live in Lexington, Virginia. I am not currently raw but I am vegetarian.
Here’s a little bit about me:
I’m a student midwife, eventually going to be in home-birth practice. This is my main calling, I’ve been passionate about this from the age of eleven.
I’m a lay herbalist, in a mixture of the Appalachian and Wise Woman traditions.
I am most comfortable in the wild.
I plan to homestead, and have been working towards this upwards of five years now. I figure it is best I not get so involved in the rat race that I have a lot to leave when the time comes, so I live frugally.
I attend Rainbow Gatherings, and love my family there.
I’m just your general granola crunchy hippie.
I have food intolerances (wheat and dairy, mostly). I also have chronic digestive issues. My primary problem is gastroparesis, meaning my food does not digest at the normal speed. I get severely bloated very easily. The problems have improved tremendously following my going vegetarian six years ago, and I know going raw will improve them even further. I plan to start out by just eliminating all things I know bother me when I eat them, things like processed food such as soy, and definitely sugars. I am planning to start out including cooked brown rice and beans but raw otherwise.