Name: Krista Kubie
Tell us about yourself!: I'm a writer, belly dancer, and fairy godmother. Being an artist, intellectual and otherwise eclectic individual, I have chosen to share my gifts in a variety of unique (sometimes hilarious) ways. My goals and motivations are always to Advocate for Women Everywhere; Obtain and Retain Personal Harmony; Share Knowledge Freely; and Encourage Health, Beauty and Peace.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A "wild woman" is willing to look at our world and her life without filters. She is ignited to radical action by cosmic love.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: I grew up Mormon. I saw the whole world through a specific lens that warped the truth. My childhood and early twenties were filled with emotional and sexual oppression, but I did not know I was being oppressed. I was taught about a mother goddess, but she did nothing but serve the father god by bearing children. I was taught to aspire to be a wife to a man, and that a woman without children was less than a woman--that a woman, without a man, could not go to heaven. I dreamed my youth away, and fully expected that I would become a mother to any man who would have me because that's what my culture told me to do.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: Before embracing the wild feminine path, I had to face something many women face: the ridicule of my own family, the loss of all my 'civilized' support, the frustrations of the world, and even the idea that I would be spiritually condemned for embracing the "natural woman." Which woman, I was taught, was "an enemy to god." Can't get much scarier than the wrath of god. LOL
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I cannot express with words how delicious it is to live a life without shame. So many psychological problems and neuroses fall off like old scabs when you start giving yourself permission to do stuff humans are biologically inclined to do. For instance, I masturbate when I feel the urge, and have embraced my unique sexuality. I can eat and drink anything I like now, and don't feel pressured to stay away from any natural herbal foods that may enhance my experience on this planet or my spiritual understanding. Best of all, the stress hormones have drained from my body, and I feel alive, powerful, mentally calm, and free. The world is in color!
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?:
Sensuality and self-love are now frequent and sacred.
I honor my body and I am patient with her.
I have made peace with my hair--all of it, everywhere.
The rain is wetter, the trees seem to speak, and animals are my siblings.
I feel connected to this world; I have purpose.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: Obesity is something I have been struggling with for years. When I was 27, I was 5' 6" and about 260lbs. I was in the middle of changing my diet and lifestyle and decided that I would find some bikini separates that fit me and wear it at the pool (this was something 'scandalous' that I had never done before). To my surprise, I was able to find a very well-fitting, classy, black bikini. I tried it on at home, looked at myself in a full length mirror and was moved to tears--I was so beautiful. I saw my body for its natural form, and I saw my kind spirit. I saw my inner-worth. From then on, I have strived to treat myself according to that worth. It sounds cheesy, but we really are all beautiful, just as we are.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: I feel powerful when I allow my body to be natural, unaltered, and comfortable as I go about my day. It's like finding liberty.
When do you feel the wildest?: I feel the wildest standing under CRASH-BOOM-tornado-warning rainstorms.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: I want to be involved with Wild Women Unveiled because it is aligned with the energy of liberation and healing for women, and it is my life purpose to facilitate the empowerment of women and Our Mother, the planet.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Don't let anyone tell you how to "re-wild." This is YOUR journey. Remember, most of us were born into civilized societies that are run by greedy, powerful people. They won't always be powerful, and they don't own you, even if they try to make you think so. Don't be ashamed to use civilized medicine or technology, but use it with the goal of setting your soul and body free. Give yourself permission to radically care for yourself and fiercely love others. You are inherently beautiful. Enjoy this life--it is a gift.