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:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com>
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.
Well, there is at least one part where she is right:
The Internet is not faceless. We are REAL people.
Let's not forget this. People can argue with her, people can disagree, people can tell hard truths, but please don't insult or threaten, her or her family, friends, employees, ..., there is nothing to win at this.
You caught me, I was going to put some potatoes in her co-op, then people would be up in arms about her not being fullyraw! Good thing she lives in a gated community!
Lol jk of course I would never threaten her, I want her to succeed, she has a good message. I'm really disappointed in her is all, especially considering this letter. And it's not H&F's fault if crazy people make vague threats to her, as this letter was trying to insinuate.
I just want her to take responsibility for her actions, but I'm starting to see that might not happen. So I don't watch her vids anymore, I try to get inspired by people that lift up others in the community and share the vegan message. Saving the animals, people, and planet :)