Seeing as it's almost been a year and I've held on to this. I figured I'd share it with you all.
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From: Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Subject: Draft to WFF
I would like to share with you who I am. My name is Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, and many know me as FullyRaw Kristina. I’m 26 years old. I am an artist, an entrepreneur, a singer, a family woman, a dancer, a Lebanese-Ecuadorean, a raw foodie, a co-operator, a health leader, a runner, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, a friend, an almost-auntie, a college grad, an animal lover, a tree-hugger, and an unconditional lover of all human beings. I believe in the power of good nutrition, compassionate communication, community, honesty, positivity, integrity, and love. I believe living a raw food lifestyle, and I encourage and support everyone who truly wishes to achieve it! Because I believe in all of these things, I do my best to uphold these standards in my life and everything I do.
Many accusations have been made attacking my character. Some say I am a phony, some accuse me of legal pursuit, and some accuse me of not even being a vegan. I am here to answer your questions about these allegations against me. I take pride in who I am and what I have done. I will stand up for what I believe to be honorable and true.
I have been living and breathing a raw food lifestyle for almost 9 years, only consuming live fruits, vegetables, and occasionally nuts/seeds. I have dedicated every second of this time to helping spread the message of health creation. I have never given less than my 200%. I got into this movement because eating a raw diet changed my life. It helped me overcome my hyperglycemia, and I was so excited to share this with others.
I have LOVED being a part of our health creation community. Lately, I have been shocked and saddened by the amount of hate and slander coming from some in a community that claims to support compassion, respect, and non-violent communication. Within the past 3 weeks, I have been publicly slandered, my website was hacked, and the first draft of my book was stolen and released to the public without my consent. People who have never met me are cursing to me in private messages and in public. People have said to me they wish I would burn in hell for the board decision. To say that I remain unaffected by these series of events is hurtful. Instead of this unhealthy behavior being deemed uncalled for or unacceptable, it has been celebrated by some in the community, and others have perpetuated the disinformation in an effort to make the falsehoods appear true either as an effort to discredit me or remain loyal to their mentors. Too much energy has been wasted on a negative message, and I would like to see it brought back to a positive.
I have kept quiet up until this point as to let the seas settle. I now feel it is important to share my voice. After this I would like to move on and spread a message of health and positivity.
The following accusations have been made against me, and here is my response(s):
None of these points deserve any more attention. They aren’t positive, and they take away from leading a healthful message. This is my final response on this issue.
I have been living this lifestyle, passionately, for almost 9 years, and this is just the beginning for me. My aim is and always has been to help people get healthier and happier! One way I do this is by sharing positive and free recipes, posts, blogs, and videos. I do my best to be considerate and compassionate towards all, at all times, understanding that living and eating this way isn’t always easy. I love what I do, and I'm becoming stronger than ever. My aim has always been to help people get healthier. All of the content that I have created has been to share my passion for helping others.
The Internet is not faceless. We are REAL people. I believe in being part of a health community that supports, communicates, and understands situations that aren’t always easy. I believe that an important part of spreading a healthful message is about being respectful of others and lifting them up when they are down.
I respect you and welcome you to join me on my health journey in helping others. I am still working hard to continue the spread of this healthful message, and I believe that is what matters most. Everyday I am learning more, and I will continue to give my 200% everyday in order to become a better inspiration. I believe in this healthful lifestyle and in this positive message. I will live accordingly to that standard. I will put my best foot forward and continue to strive for excellence and promote a powerful message of health.
It's time to focus on what we wish to create. We want to unify together and create a safe, loving environment where we can have peace and help others connect and grow. Let us move forward in positivity and light. Let these adversities be our stepping stones to greater success!
I want to thank EVERYONE who has been a support to me these past 9 years, especially the past 3 weeks. I love you and am grateful to have you in my life. YOU are what it is all about for me.
I pray that you all have a very MERRY HOLIDAY and that you are able to enjoy this precious time with your family and friends. I send my love.
Kristina Speak defined.
I didnt sue anybody! means my marketing agency threatened legal action against someone for using similar vegetable ingredients.
I don't drive a mercedes ha ha! means I bought a Porsche Cayenne brand new from the dealer.
I don't have a maid!! means my family is so rich we have a personal assistant to do food prep for us, she raised me a lot as a kid so even though she is paid help, I see her more as family.
I never say anything bad about people ever! means not in public, only via email, PM or skype.
My daddy is not a rich oil tycoon ha ha! I wish! means my dad owns an engineering company that manufactures parts for big oil and yes we live in a gate community in a house worth around a million USD.
Me and Rawvanna are BFF! means her daddy is richer than mine and her legal team came back to my marketing agency basically telling us we would be financially screwed if we tried to sue Rawvana so we gave up and I befriended her as that better suited the situation financially and also my reputation.
We don't hate Kristina. Just disappointed we gave her so many years of overt support and guidance and she turned on us so easily. She is 28, still lives at home and a virgin. She doesnt have much grasp on reality in the real world and her behaviour with others reflects this lack of real world experience. A lot of her behaviour stems from trying to be perfect for her dad but she needs to grow up, move out and move on otherwise she will end up a drunk like him or having mental breakdown issues like her mother had.
I agree with everything you said MistyRaw :) 100%
Thanks for your no comment :)
@MistyRaw. Correct. Go train with us for free for 3 weeks in Thailand 2015 then go see if you can get 10mins of Kristina's time. Unless you can further her career she will flick you off. But if you say 'Im good friends with H&F!' then she will give you attention and sob to you about why we are so evil ha ha. Wear an undercover camera and make a youtube vid about it. It will get a lot of hits.
Not sure why you said 'no comment from me' and then typed a paragraph of judgement though. ;)
When I say 'no commen't it means Im not going to share my opinion aka judgement.
Thanks for sharing this Richard, I'm really glad you did. Not that I really have time or desire to open this back up again but this letter definitely needs to be addressed aand I will do so after my bike ride.
I wasn't trying to start anything back up. I just felt like I wanted to put this out because it was sitting in my inbox for the whole time and I just wanted to be done with it all. My eyes have opened a lot in the last year being a bit on the inside of what's going on, and I don't like all the behind the back stuff anymore. I'm glad you are Harley came out from behind and started to lead. I see your post below, and thank you for keeping it real!!
Hopefully if I go through this in detail once it's the last time I will have to do it because it's just getting boring. Now before I write this I want to add I don't hate Kristina but I do dislike her deception and going about calling us liars so unfortunately it's necessary to respond to these posts when misinformation is being spread.
* No legal action was ever made on my part towards anyone else, and no one was ever sued.
- I feel like I'm reading a letter from a politician, very manipulative. One thing you need to understand about Kristina is that she works through other people so when the shit hits the fan she is nowhere to be seen and therefore shirks any responsibility. She cries to people about her problems and of course they feel compelled to defend her as she is 'sweet and innocent'. People like Victoria & Michael Arnstein, Trent, Doug, freelee & DR hating fans, her sister, publicist etc fight her battles publicly for her. Kristina is extremely good at manipulating situations and always get what she wants. I experienced this many times in the past and particularly when it came to Rawvana. She was virtually crying on my shoulder about Rawvana 'stealing' her recipes and brand and being 'harassed' by Rawvana's lawyer all in an attempt to get me to pressure Rawvana (as many many others did) into stopping this 'brand theft' -__-. Of course I wasn't having a bar of it and to be honest it made me feel quite sick at the time. This was at WFF 2013. I remember sharing one of Rawvana's pictures on my instagram and Kristina telling me how disappointed she was in me for doing that because of 'everything Rawvana had done to her'...uhuh.
Below is a paragraph quoted in the letter she had sent from her branding agency. Yes she did in fact threaten legal action as clearly shown below:
* I fully support anyone who wants to share their healthy recipes, and I will continue to do so.
I would LOVE To believe that Kristina but your actions just don't line up with your words.
On another occasion Kristina got Victoria to approach my friend from the "Live love fruit" page on Facebook about copying a lasagne recipe that was similar to Kristina's. My friend then had to produce evidence of that not being the case & showed them a time stamp on the photo which ironically was dated BEFORE Kristina had even made hers! Both Kristina and Victoria then apologised profusely... I mean seriously? The girl does not own salad.
I commented about this and it was 'reported' to queen bee and then I was reprimanded by a number of people, one example below:
I then went to Shane to find out where he found this link:
So anyway after being berated by her front team Shane and I decided to do more research on her book situation and found out it was actually HER very own designer who had posted the book online 10 months earlier!
Notice the names are the same "Malichi" which is her designer's name so no one has hacked her site or stolen her book she just had a proud designer post her work online. I messaged this to Kristina but she carried on with her drama of 'freelee hacked my site' story as it was obviously serving a purpose I guess, it seems from this letter above she may have dropped it. One thing I'm very happy to see is that the vegan pressure has made her drop the honey out of her book.
Anyways that's enough for now, will consider writing more later but I doubt it. I hope Kristina can see where she went wrong here, takes responsibility and stops lying and intimidating others behind the scenes who are just trying to spread this healthy lifestyle.
P.S - Trent (her boyfriend back then) and I were talking at the time and even though we had tense moments he ultimately agreed with a lot of what was said.
didnt know she was a "health leader"lol- there are no leaders, maybe in her own head but all that ish is ego stuff, leaders talk is childs talk. Pure weakness.
plates of pretty vegetables on instagram is my idea. that's my brand. MINE. M. I. N. E.
i'm grateful you shared this. No Matter What, we should be in this Together, to help one another. No Matter What.
"I went to Rice on scholarship, and I put myself through college by being a calculus tutor."
She must have gotten a huge scholarship. I was a math tutor in college and I couldn't get close to supporting myself. And my school was way cheaper than Rice!
"I live with my parents but support myself, pay my bills, and purchase my own food."
One has to wonder, how many bills does she have without her own residence? Do her parents make her pay a % for electricity and water?
And her maid being her mom? Is that just a weird thing rich people do, like what was her actual mom doing, working or just going to the spa? I've heard that sometimes the help even breastfeed the kids!
I just noticed these things, and they gave me a weird vibe.