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welcome weirdos

Posted by Freelee @growsomeovaries on


I'm sitting here eating sugar apples and a very old memory is triggered. As a youngster i had a routine of listening to my mum and dad talking in bed at night. They didn’t know i did and usually it was very calming for me. Not this night. I overheard my dad say that he thought it was weird that i didn’t have many friends, and that i wasn’t normal. I remember gasping and trying to hold back the tears. I already felt like an outcast in school. Now my dad, who was the centre of my universe even thought i was strange.

I felt like i had disappointed him and that he didn’t love me so i went about trying to make friends. I was very introverted and this felt unnatural to me. I only liked minimal company. Needless to say the plan failed. I repeated the pattern a thousand times more until one day i realised hang on.... This is who i am. Being a weirdo is my speciality! 🤙please don’t ever be afraid to be different, be afraid to be like everyone else. You are a limited edition. So welcome my fellow weirdos, you will fit right in here.

I talk about this and so much more in my new ebook My Naked Lunchbox. Take a read and change your life forever. 

Stay free.

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Why am I so ugly?

Posted by Freelee @growsomeovaries on

Lately, i go days without looking in the mirror even once, and i find it incredibly freeing. This was definitely not always the case. As a young woman, i became obsessed with my reflection. I would spend hours a day analysing and comparing. Was it because i was vain? Because i thought i was too perfect for this world? On the contrary, i saw a face filled with 'imperfections'. I believed the story i was told by advertisements, that i was born inadequate and in desperate need of enhancement.

I saw normal human characteristics as defects to be erased or covered; to be ashamed of. I hated my skin, especially my freckles. My smile was too narrow and my teeth too crooked. My top lip too skinny. Eyes not big enough. My hair too fine. The reality is, i didn't see the real me in the mirror. I didn't see the cheeky girl who loved to explore nature for hours and play in the dirt and creeks, instead, i saw the ugly lies the beauty industry fed me. I've now been many months without makeup, fake lashes, creams, treatments etc and it feels so damn liberating. Remember, you were not born flawed, you were born into a flawed system. You were designed to be wild and free, to get dirty, to love and laugh, to explore and experience this beautiful planet - not to stress over your humanness. 
Don't buy the lie$

All in my new ebook My Naked Lunchbox. Take a read and change your life forever. 

Stay free.

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go raw till 4 vegan!

Posted by Freelee @growsomeovaries on

In my early teens and most of my twenties i had serious digestive issues. I was often curled up in pain, this picture is symbolic of that. I took courses of strong antibiotics, they only intensified my issues. I was losing my sanity. I decided to book in with the 'best gastroenterologist in australia'. The 15 min consult cost $215. He looked ill himself but he was the "expert" after all, so i trusted him. I was sent for an endoscopy. $430 later he diagnosed me with "an inflamed gut". Well no shit sherlock! I could feel it was inflamed...but why?? He said i need not worry as there was a special medication coming from the usa soon which would heal me, in the meantime there was another drug he recommended. I knew this was a lie, i'd been there before. As he was writing the script i stood up and pushed the chair away "no✋️i do not want anymore drugs!" and stormed out.

Long story short, i decided to take my health into my own hands. I found the raw vegan and raw till 4 lifestyle (most importantly fruit) and finally got out of my bodies way and let my body heal itself. Freedom from your digestive distress is closer than you think. 

I talk about this and so much more in my new ebook My Naked Lunchbox. Take a read and change your life forever. 

Stay free.

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zerowaste lifestyle

Posted by Freelee @growsomeovaries on

At one point i used to waste so much money buying designer handbags, and for what? To be admired by random strangers? To be accepted into some sort of ‘elite’ club? Envied by friends? Looking back i realise i just lacked true purpose and direction in life. I was also looking for love and acceptance through an expensive, wasteful lie. Thankfully, i woke up. Now i dream about a waste-free world and really believe it’s possible if we start with ourselves.
I decided to learn a new skill that helps with this focus and am now making bags out of 100% palm leaf. They are reusable for years (depending on how u treat it), biodegradable and #zerowaste. They are also great for gifts. I know not all of you can make these bags, however, what you can do now is implement little changes into your lifestyle that will make a huge impact on the world around you.
Firstly, go vegan ofcourse! If you go for take away food, always take reusable plastic containers. Take a photo of business cards instead of taking the actual card. Shop in second-hand stores for pre-loved bargains. Use a menstrual cup instead of tampons. Always take reusable produce bags for fruits and veggies. Ride your bike to close destinations instead of driving. Bam. These are only a few tips, feel free to add more in the comments

Check out my new ebook My Naked Lunchbox.

Take a read and change your life forever. 

Stay free.

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