‘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.
How refreshing to see someone so young having the resolutions that you have, to live naturally and frugally… to be comfortable in the wild. I can relate to this, I’m one of the “original ” hippies from the 1960’s!! How wonderful also to be present at the beginning of life, always a joyous occasion. I have been present at 9 home births as a doula, but that was many years ago…
Can you tell us about the Appalachian traditions, herbal and otherwise?.. it would be very interesting Good luck on your raw journey, I hope the digestive troubles clear up soon…
Hello :) I agree with Freesia, it sounds like you have made some good choices in your life in wanting to escape the rat-race which seems to consume most! I also would love to learn about Appalachian traditions!