You have led a refugee life before moving to America and creating a place for yourself here. How do you feel about the incredible journey?
When I moved to United States, that was the first time I felt like I was safe at home and that’s my honest truth. My journey was rough, unstable, very rocky, and full of surprises and shocking events. I always wanted to fit in and be “normal” like everyone else, yet never felt that I could be, no matter how hard I tried. I also have some very great memories growing up in Russia! There, my childhood was full of art, poetry, music and nature, which left me with a lot of fond memories that I still fully appreciate to this day. I’m comfortable in my skin now or at least I’m getting there and now I can truly appreciate everything for its good and bad. I believe that I would have not been the same person if I haven’t had those experiences that brought me where I am today.
Your 5 favorite activewear brands?
When choosing my favorite activewear brands I consider what makes me feel most comfortable and confident, whether I’m working out or running errands. I absolutely love Alo, their Grove location is my go-to. Some of my favorite classics are Nike and Adidas. When it comes to online shopping Fabletics is a must and I’m obsessed with the new line, Skims.