12 November 2010

New calendar proves it doesn't get any realer than raw

The 2011 Raw calendar is a collaboration by raw foodie & visual artist Tanya Wood and photographer Nick Rudnicki. The goal behind creating the eco-friendly calendar is to make accessible a natural whole food diet by using the stories of real, honest people like you and me—bare bodies and all.

On her website, Wood says, “As an artist I feel more challenged and pushed by my surroundings every day. On a global scale we are struggling with cruelty and indifference, ignorance and deception, depersonalization and disillusionment. The most vital characteristics of our existence are being overshadowed and lost. My visual musings and interpretations attempt to both reflect and escape that simultaneously.”

In living raw, you are continually connected with your food and where it comes from. A lot of people I know have made steps from vegetarian to vegan, then worked their way into a raw diet. Living a plant-based diet is nutritionally fulfilling and works wonders for your physical well-being as well as your mental clarity.

Five-percent of the profits go to Organic Athlete. Organic Athlete is a nonprofit organization that acknowledges the importance of maintaining a healthy, vegan diet within the athletic community. The calendar also contains easy, beautiful recipes and portrays un-airbrushed raw foodies from ages 18-62 with real bodies, just like you and me.

So you’ve got some nudity, some recipes, and some vibrant colors, all printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. There are a lot of people who would love something like this—they just don’t know it yet. So let’s get the word out there!

Kelly Beth | @veganbotanicals
Kelly Beth is a smiley vegan herbalist and wanderer, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with her fiancé and kitty (kitty face). She created twig & leaf botanicals, a vegan & organic herbal apothecary 3 years ago to bring healthy, plant-based alternatives to mainstream medicine and home care. Follow Kelly Beth on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: rawbeautycalendar.com