The Barefoot Aya

Resilience in Natural Healthcare

Contact and FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What does “Aya” mean? How do you pronounce it? The aya is an African symbol for a fern known to represent resilience. It’s like AH-Yuh
  • How long has this blog existed? Since 2012. It was formerly called Musings of a Modern Hippie
  • Can I email you? I will happily answer any questions you may have for me and I do take post suggestions.
  • I’m sorry for bothering you, but… Do not start your emails with apologies. I love talking to people and you are worthy of existing, my friend.
  • Did you do all of this yourself? Yes, I designed my website, logo, business card, etc myself. Depending on the project, I may be open to designing your website/logo/business card/etc with proper compensation.
  • Where do you get your information? I thoroughly research everything on my blog unless otherwise noted. I tend to stick to primary sources, like properly conducted studies. I try to link every source I use and if I don’t, that’s because the source is my own experience or you can plug it into google easily.
  • My question for ‘Ask Aya‘ was rejected. Why?
    Your question will only be rejected for 3 reasons:
    1 – It is not a question. Example: “I like your blog.” Please leave comments in the comments section.
    2 – It is political and/or inappropriate.
    3 – Your question is implicitly mean.
  • What are your skills/experience? Can I hire you for my project? In addition to writing and research, my skills include: scriptwriting, Adobe Creative Cloud, film set work (production+camera), beekeeping, teaching writing/skiing (beginner, racing, park, moguls, telemark)/Spanish, social media, HTML, public speaking, Google Analytics, SEO, Microsoft & Apple Office among others, and I am available for hire.
  • Will you go out with me? I am not available to go out with you. Please take your flirtations elsewhere.
  • What do you look like? I look like this:
    (I’m on the left. The cool chick on the right is an Argentinian dental student.)

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*Note: I get most of my photos from google searches and I do not mean to infringe upon any copyrights. If I used your photo and you would like me to take it down, please let me know and I will remove it.
**Another note: I link similar posts to mine for the benefit of my followers interesting in the topic and to direct traffic to the bloggers in question. If you are a blogger and you would like to be removed, please let me know and I will happily remove the link.
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6 thoughts on “Contact and FAQ

  1. Hi, Michelle.
    I hope that you saw my recent tweet, and didn’t mind my tweeting you.
    In case you have any ideas, opinions, or suggestions about the game that we designed, please do let us know your thoughts whenever you have some free time. A reply from you would certainly be very welcome.
    Thank you, very much, and a wonderful Labor Day to you!
    Kindest regards;
    Jerry (I’m one of the co-creators).

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