We live in an age where, if we wished, we could be completely cut off from the Earth. Our lives take place online, we can eat processed and enriched foods and use skincare products that are wholly manufactured in labs. We know it’s not healthy, and many of us struggle to reconcile our man-made life online with the natural state. Musician TK Wonder embraces the natural in a down-to Earth (mind the pun) and simple way: she rejects the fake, chemical-filled foods, products, and practices we are so often subjected to without coming off like the stereotypical granola-crunching hippie. We got to hear the story of her journey to the healthy lifestyle and her Earth-friendly product recommendations.
What inspired you to go natural?
I’ve been natural for twelve years. When I was a teenager my hair was chemically treated in a salon and the appointments were quite costly. Since I’m an identical twin you can imagine how costly those salon appointments became! My father decided he would no longer pay for those salon visits, and I had to figure something else out. I waited till my natural hair grew to about four three inches, chopped off the processed ends and wore my hair in corn rolls for quite a while until it became longer.
Are you vegan? How did you decide to start eating better and cut the crap from your diet?
It is simply impossible for me to be a vegan since I consider myself a burger connoisseur. With that said I lead a very healthy lifestyle. We’ve all heard that old adage “you are what you eat.’ Well you truly are what you eat. It’s amazing how the body responds to what you put into it. If you incessantly eat crap you feel like crap. If you eat healthy you feel healthy. I remember there was a year I gained quite a bit of weight by…to read the full interview plus TK’s easiest fix for a bad hair day, # 1 DIY beauty secret, workout routine suggestions and more at Galore Magazine here