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Hi, I’m Raechel and I’m an academic. But I try to keep it real and balanced by being more than that too….Because I’m also a fashion-loving femme. And a health and fitness devotee. And an activist. And a health-conscious vegan baker&cook. And a bit of a cat-lady…..(okay, a lot of a cat-lady). And, now, it would seem, also a blogger!
On Rebel Grrrl Kitchen, I write about all the standard healthy living themes: yoga, wellness, fitness, vegan/gluten-free/raw food, etc. But I don’t stop there; I’m not shy about being critical of the ways in which this kind of lifestyle has been co-opted by our capitalist, racist system. I can’t write about food without writing about justice. It’s important for me to be conscious of questions related to structures, privilege, and geography when thinking about my own food choices, and my lifestyle choices.
In addition, I want this blog to contribute to spaces on the internet that promote body-love and self-acceptance. Like many women, I have a long history with disordered eating and body image issues. This is still something I struggle with, but as a feminist, it is hugely important to me to use this space to counter the body-shaming content that is so pervasive in our society.
Rebel Grrrl Kitchen features:
*recipes (NOTE: all recipes are vegan, most will be gluten-free and sugar-free, some will be raw!)
*”What I Ate/What I Worked” Wednesdays
*Yoga stuff (I’m a certified yoga teacher)
*fitness routines, workout reviews, etc.
I have to say that I’ve been very inspired by tons of amazing food bloggers that motivate me daily to stay on track with healthy eating and living. Make sure to check out my blogroll for these amazing folks!
My Path to Veganism
Read this post to learn more about how/why I became vegan.
Why “Rebel Grrrl”?
There are two ways to answer this question. The first has to do with Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Flynn was a full-time organizer for the IWW, who often faced arrest for the work she did with striking miners, garment and service workers. Joe Hill wrote the song “The Rebel Girl” in her honor. The Rebel Girl is also the name of her memoir.
The second reason is because of my riot grrrl roots! “Rebel Girl” by bikini kill is like an anthem!:
*note: there are technically three “r”s in “riot grrrl.” it felt like too many for a web address, so i shortened it to two. don’t hate me.
Here are some photos of me in fitness-mode. Yoga-ing and running in a 5k: