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Hello! Pleased to meet you! I'm Renata...
Fitness is my passion. I am a fitness instructor with the YMCA and can teach Bodybalance, Bodypump and CXWORX. I'm looking forward to trying some weight training in the gym. I have a slender, muscular build. I trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a short time. In my teens I did Karate, cycling and a lot of horse riding, mainly in the bushland. But now as an advocate for animal rights, I don't believe in horse riding anymore. I was however, the source of my strong connection with animals.
I live in the stunning, rugged outback of central Australia. There are beautiful places to visit out here for hiking, photographing and relaxing. It doesn't rain much here so when it does it's very special. Like right now as I write this I can smell the soft fresh scent of summer rain. I used to be a tour guide for Adventure Tours Australia camping and driving a bus out to Uluru rock and Kings Canyon. That was a lot of fun! In my early twenties I used to work at the IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour Sydney -I loved that too. Before that, I worked as a surf/architecture photographer's assistant.
I live with my two gorgeous boys 6 and 8, and a handsome husky/shepherd dog.
I am a vegan and a peaceful abolitionist vegan advocate. My goal is creating nonviolence for a better world. Our world's problems are caused by our dominance and violence mentality. The solution is educating the public about nonviolence. I strive to live an ethical life and educate others to do the same using non confrontational activism like hosting street stalls, talks and podcasting. I run the Alice Springs Vegan Society.
If you're interested, you can hear a three part interview of me and my activism in episodes 98, 99, 100 of the NZ Vegan Podcast found on iTunes or website.
I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks! I don't watch television or the news.
I believe in family and community, loyalty and love. I am an atheist and humanist.
I have a passion for baking and eating healthy (although the two often clash)! I have been a non-alcohol-drinker and non-smoker all my life. Giggle! I haven't even had a cup of coffee ever! Or a glass of coke! I have nothing against others consuming these things, it's just been my personal choice to be healthy.
I have an outgoing and confident personality. People describe me as a passionate and peaceful person. :)
I hope you have a wonderful evening/day.