Ms. Fit: Tell me about Raw Girls. What do you do?
Amy: Each week, we prepare a box of gourmet raw foods to be delivered to your door. All prepared simply, with local ingredients we source from local farmers in and around Memphis. In addition, we have a gourmet cold pressed juice business called: Raw Girls Juicy Cleanse, where we deliver cold pressed juices, super food smoothies, Chinese herbs, supplements and raw foods, all to support a healthy cleanse that folks won’t starve while participating in.
Ms. Fit: Let me know a little bit about who each of you are and your backgrounds.
Amy: I’m a passionate foodie who loves to work with local produce and make friends with local farmers. I attribute all that’s great about our food to the farmer. They are the ones cultivating the soil, and harvesting mineral rich produce that sustains us, as opposed to processed foods that deplete us. I base my entire menu each week on what I can find locally.
You can’t go online or get groceries without being bombarded by articles about sex and insecurity. Compatibility quizzes, things he wants you to know, things you’re doing wrong, how to look good having sex. I even saw an article recently on how to burn more calories while you’re having sex.
Now we have to “earn” every morsel of food by working out and we have to earn our orgasms through calorie burning as well. How is it romantic to be like “Hold still dude, I’m trying to get my third set of tri-presses in!”
Not only is most of the information hurled at us about sex completely heterosexist, but it serves to tell women that our bodies are not, and probably never will be, good enough.
The title of Cris Mazza’s new memoir, Something Wrong with Her, refers, in part, to the condition of anaorgasma, the inability to achieve orgasm. But that’s only part of the picture.
In fact, there is a very short list of sexual experimentation that Mazza has ever actually enjoyed, and she knows what you’re thinking: in one of the book’s many subtitles, the term “sexual dysfunction” is crossed out, and “frigidity” is scrawled in. This was, after all, the age of sexual liberation, where women were supposed to be more in touch with their sexual selves than ever before. If a woman wasn’t getting it and loving it, there must be something wrong.
When people learn that I’ve been vegan for half of my life, they often ask why. “Is it political? Ethical? Environmental?” My response: “It’s personal.” This answer isn’t meant to be a cop-out; it’s actually an invitation to a longer conversation, my way of saying it’s more complex than one reason. It’s all of those things and more, and it is deeply rooted in a personal place.