Contributing Monkie Callie England
Published on August 23, 2010
Photography Callie England
With a real name like Callalily, most people assume I was born in a tree house and raised on tofu. Wrong. Instead, it was more like “bling bling, every time I come around yo city, bling bling, pink ring worth about fifty…” Yeah, you get the point. Saving the earth, not a priority.
That is, until I grew up and started thinking for myself.
My journey began with my health. Like quite a few health enthusiast, I was always battling something; hypothyroidism, anxiety, disordered eating, IBS, etc… Fed up with annoying doctors and expensive prescriptions, I decided to take a more holistic approach and alter my diet. Overtime, I slowly learned I was able to manage these things through food alone – and that, fascinated me. Screw self-medication, food was the answer to feeling great.
Evolving into where I am now with my diet, high raw, I also discovered the world of green living. Whereas raw foods gave me a physical high, living green gave me an emotional high. Doing good, actually makes you feel good – what, a novel idea. However, I found it hard to convince others of it’s greatness and found most people had preconceived notions that a green lifestyle/diet included wearing Teva sandals and snacking on tree bark. Something that my (dare I say, somewhat superficial) friends and family were not having. And to be frank, I don’t blame them, as I too, am not a fan of velcro sandals.
And so, the inspiration for my blog was born; Rawxy, foxy – raw living. Merging my knowledge of good design with my passion for raw (and sometimes cooked) foods, I set out to prove that a green diet and lifestyle could be just as (actually, more) appealing than it’s counterpart.
Which brings me to where I am today… Making messes, documenting the outcome, and hopefully, inspiring people along the way.
Ugly is out, foxy is in.