My article on what what does it mean to be a Fierce Foreigner got published.
I talk there about how from coming to a foreign country with nothing I became a successful businesswoman, a multiple-property owner and a thriving artist.
How art made me leave my country and how I found it again years later?
It took a lot of courage of me to finally speak out and tell you my real story.
I've been totally overwhelmed by the the wonderful reaction from all readers and the amazing community on social media. I am grateful for all the support and words or encouragement. It really means a lot and I will be taking my time to reply to everyone. These days, everybody seems to have an online presence, but perhaps we don’t know these people quite as well as we think. I’ve learned this on a personal level in my art business, where I’ve created an online persona for my brand.
I’ve always been very open about the story of how I started drawing and how I created my art business from nothing. I’ve shared my experiences and struggles as an artist, as well as a woman, because these are integral parts of what shapes me as a human.
But there is a part of my story, of what made me who I am, that I haven’t spoken about yet… If you are looking for a pleasant and boring story, this won’t be for you.
The fact is that I came to this country with nothing. At one point, I was even sleeping rough.