I was born and raised in the small town of Srem, Poland and at a very young age, I realized my biggest passion was to travel. I was a synchronized swimmer for five years before I signed my first modeling contract, which marked the beginning of an international modeling career that would pull me out of Srem and allow me to travel the world for the next 15 years. As great as that opportunity was it didn't come without a dark side- at the beginning of my career my body was "too athletic" for the fashion industry so I was advised to lose muscle mass and become thinner (by not eating and not exercising). I followed that advice and soon developed eating disorders that I struggled with for many years.
My anorexia and bulimia led me to mild depression and panic attacks and one day I decided that I've had enough and had to get help. I started looking into mindfulness techniques that could help me. I found myself on a spiritual journey that included veganism, meditation, yoga, energy work, sound healing, plant medicines and many more techniques. All of my efforts resulted in me learning how to manage my disorders, improve my mental and physical health and change my whole life.
In the early 2016 I've decided to share my story in an online video and an essay. I didn't expect the material to go as viral as it did and somehow I found myself being a mentor and advocate for change in the field of eating disorders in the fashion industry. I love mentoring and giving advice to anyone who going through similar situations and I now strive to stay involved with more projects that will allow me to inspire people to love themselves more and to share my tools to live life in a more mindful way.
Modeling has created great opportunities for me and it has given me the platform to use my voice for something bigger than fashion! Helping others is one of my favorite things to do besides being a mother, dancing, getting involved in fun creative projects and spending time on the beach or getting inspired by art, architecture, travel, nature, and people.