I met Kemi Nekvapil when I was in Melbourne last December and despite the fact it was only a very brief encounter, it was truly inspiring. Kemi is the world’s leading authority on Raw Beauty. She believes a woman’s unique beauty comes from who she is and the actions she chooses to take.
As a speaker, coach and author, she has worked in the wellness industry for more than 20 years. She’s also a pioneer of raw food in Australia, and an international speaker, Kemi runs events and retreats that transform the lives of women.
Kemi is also the author of the book Raw Beauty – The 7 Principles to nourish your body, transform your mind and create the life you want, which is definitely on my reading list!
(eat) my fail-safe dish is a bountiful salad filled with flavor, texture and colour. I am not one to ‘hold the dressing’ so a juicy dressing is always included.
(eat) favourite restaurant/cafe/bar and why? I love everything about Pope Joan in Melbourne. The owner Matt Wilkinson and his team have incredible integrity with the quality of ingredients that is used and then the ability to create dishes that honor those ingredients and the seasons they come from. I also have to say that because Matt and I are both English, I adore some of the classic English dishes he puts on the menu, it is like reliving my childhood food journey.
(share) can’t get through the day without… Moving my body until sweat appears, stilling my mind and listening to nourishing music. At the moment I am listening to Trevor Hall, Beth Harte and Leonard Cohen’s new album.
(share) recent inspiring find I’ve discovered online… I found myself incredibly excited to find a company in England called Nubian Skin that is making skin coloured underwear for women of colour, something that has been needed for a very long time. The love and support thrown at this company is very moving for me as a woman of colour and incredibly inspiring as a female entrepreneur (see Kemi’s new book cover below!).
(listen) a tune I turn up on the radio… I am too much of a control freak when it comes to music. I want what I want when I want it. I listen to radio, but I stream it. I love TEDradio.
(listen) a quote that resonates with me… I am a quote fanatic as my Instagram feed proves. I have to share two:
1. If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies’…how very different our world would be.
2. Do it with passion or not at all!