Hello, lovelies! I’m Karolina, but please call me Kay😊, I’m 23. I was born in Warsaw, Poland and moved to the North West, UK when I was 12.
I made this blog (it was actually just a FB page at the start which actually got deleted, that’s why I moved onto the blog! Current; Facebook page) in November 2015. Back then I was in a really bad place myself but I really wanted to help, educate others on mental health and try to get rid of all the stigma around it.
I have struggled with PTSD and my overall 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. That’s why I’m so passionate about spreading the mental health awareness and ending the stigma around it. It’s also why I started this blog where people can share their stories MH Stories , I believe that sharing our stories is so powerful!
I’ve always been told that I was too young to have depression or be anxious, that it’s just my hormones, that there’s nothing to be depressed/anxious about.. There is so much of stigma attached to mental health that I tried to ignore my mental health problems for as long as I possibly could. And let’s just say that wasn’t the best thing I did.
This is why I created this blog, to show people that no matter what age, gender or background you’re from, it can affect you (or someone you know)! It’s okay to talk! Your story is so important!
I’m extremely passionate about spreading the mental health awareness, as well as helping people in any way I possibly can and by sharing my and many others story on this blog.
There isn’t a certain look to us who live with mental illnesses.
Podcasts/Radio shows I’ve been on:
Tiffany’s: Moments of Clarity
BBC 4 Women’s Hour: Mental health, Instagram & the online community (skip to 27 mins for my interview)
Planet A (podcast): Fill up YOUR tank, before you fill others (spoke about mental health, MH Stories, my recovery and journey with veganism and sustainable living)
BBC World Service Radio: Mental health and Body Image (skip to 18 mins 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?
Nicole’s Journey, Strength & Recovery
Instagram, Featured post/interview
Innerstand, Mental health collaboration
Happiful Magazine, Embracing my True Self
Home Of Juniper, The Importance of Self Love
BBC World News, Live Interview on Mental Health & Self Harm
BBC News, ‘How Instagram became my support system’
Club Mental, Digital cover of the month
*Founder of Healing Journey
Northern Blog Awards Finalist
UK Blog Awards Finalist in Mental Health category
Self Love + Mindset Coach
Work with me, email- firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 1358
Thornton – Cleveleys