I’m Karolina, but please call me Kay😊, I’m 22. I was born in Warsaw, Poland and moved to the North West, UK when I was 12.
I grew up in a domestic violence environment and got bullied a lot throughout my childhood and teenage years. This has caused me to have PTSD which I only got diagnosed with last year. But I’ve struggled with my mental health as long as I remember – panic attacks, anxiety, dissociation, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, OCD, body dysmorphia, agoraphobia.
Which is why I’m so passionate about ending the stigma around mental health. It’s also why I started a blog where people can share their stories MH Stories , I believe sharing our stories is so powerful!
Struggling with agoraphobia really made me refocus on where my life was heading and I’m still very much in recovery at this point. But I’m happier than I have ever been before, doing things which I’m actually so passionate about! I’m also a freelance content writer and social media manager.
I have a cat called Millie and I’m absolutely obsessed with her!!😻 I’m extremely passionate about living a cruelty-free, ethical and holistic lifestyle. I loveeeee deep conversations, yoga, philosophy, dance, photography and basically doing anything that gets my creative juices flowing and that helps other people and the planet.
Podcasts/Radio shows I’ve been on:
BBC 4, Women’s Hour, Mental health, Instagram & the online community (skip to 27mins for my interview)
Defying mental illness, Sharing my story
Daily Focal, Inspirational women
John’s Road To Volunteering, Community champions
The Every Body Beauty Standard, Reinventing beauty standards
Blue Jay of Happiness, Inspiring people to follow on social media
Cornerstone Recovery Center, Top 10 Recovery Blogs
GLAMOUR magazine, The 8 kindest people on Instagram
Mental Health Bites, UK Blog Awards Debrief
The Wandering Mermaids, Wandering mermaid
Teen Vogue, Instagrammers open up about MH posts
HuffPost UK, 7 Instagram Accounts Inspiring Better Mental Health
Strut by Mic, Instagram feature
Yahoo Style, Woman Wears a Bikini for the First Time in 10 Years
Today.com, Woman wears her 1st bikini in 10 years
London Evening Standard, The inspirational young people you should follow on IG
BBC 4, Woman’s Hour, Mental health, Instagram & the online community interview
Powerful.tv, Body Positivity
The Guardian, How should the government overhaul mental health laws?
*Worth Living Ambassador
Work with me, email- firstname.lastname@example.org