I was born in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, but came to live in the UK shortly before the civil war started. Seeing a country I love and felt safe in completely dismantled, and many people out of that having to rebuild their lives entirely from the beginning, instils a certain courage and resilience within you and I decided to dedicate myself to working hard and making the best out of an education I was very privileged to receive, and a life I was privileged to have. It was also a time when I absorbed a lot of information and read huge amounts, including Simone De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, deciding that one of my main callings was to ensure women have the same opportunities in life as men, and becoming a young feminist. It was also a time when Dr Christian Northrup’s book on womens’ ability to heal their bodies through holistic means had come out, and my mum, inspired by The Oprah show,  bought a copy.

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