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SHIRIN

Shirin | Success Manager | Feminist and Animal lover | Dublin, Ireland


Instagram: @shishi15



1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Taking time off in between two jobs and spending 3 weeks in a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka. It was in the middle of the Jungle, surrounded by beautiful nature and all kinds of animals. Yoga, swimming, meditation, fresh food, nature etc. every single day…I've never been so relaxed in my life.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I had the worst episode of PMDD yet; Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder affects 1 in 20 women, but it goes mostly undiagnosed. It's a wild ride of depression, confusion, anxiety and irrational thoughts. I lost my closest friend over it and needed to make some very drastic changes in my life. I think the only reason I managed to get through this is because I have amazing friends and family that supported me more in the past year than I could have ever hoped for.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

Own a big enough place to be surrounded by dogs and guinea pigs.

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

Having more and more white, older men decide on women's bodies. Most of my family lives in the US and it breaks my heart to see what is going on there and how it affects my sisters. I am worried that we will soon live in a real life version of The Handmaid’s tale.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

Haegue Yang. Her art brings me joy, especially her sculpture covered in bells.

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

"Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum", it's always worth fighting for what you believe in.

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