About me

Hello, lovelies!

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:

Chrissie’s, Mental Health Matters
Mike’s Open Journal, Discussion time (part 1) & (part 2),  Kay returns (part 1) & (part 2), The lost Pokemon EP (with Mike & Rich), Casual Chat

Tiffany’s, Moments of Clarity

BBC 4, Women’s Hour, Mental health, Instagram & the online community (skip to 27mins for my interview)

 

Featured on:

Defying mental illness, Sharing my story

Domestic Violence UK, My life matters; The Mutual Support Magazine

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

SELF, Body-Positive Videos That Will Make You Wanna Get Up and Shake It

The Guardian, How should the government overhaul mental health laws?

HuffPost UK, 7 Body-Positive Instagram Accounts To Follow For A Confidence Boost

 

 

*Founder of MH Stories – UK Blog Awards Highly Commended in Health and Social Care category

*Worth Living Ambassador

Work with me, email- kayska@yahoo.co.uk