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“A day in the life for myself, no matter how busy I get I’m always incorporating some kind of self-care routine,” says Malin Andersson. And being kind to yourself is a regular message you’ll find across her Social. Because a day in her life would also almost invariably involve a positively uplifting and supportive post to her thousands of followers.
If there was one word to best describe Malin, aka @MissMalinSara, it would be honest. Ok and empathetic. That’s two. It’s that openness in sharing her experiences and feelings that draws people to her. And it’s what makes her such a powerful ambassador for the causes close to her heart. As she says, “I fight for the causes that pain me.”
“Great lingerie to me is a good fit but also making you feel the best version of yourself… With Figleaves they cater to every mood I’m in.”
Malin’s recent story has been lived in the public eye following her appearance on Love Island in 2016. Personal tragedy followed when her mother and then her baby Consy died. There were also struggles with body image. “Full face of makeup. Starving to be skinny. Asking for airbrush,” she remembers. “I was thrown into a crazy world where judgements and how you should look were elevated. I welcomed a more insecure, shy but forcefully confident Malin. And it took a good few years to welcome my authentic self.”
Today Malin is a hugely inspiring mental health advocate and body positivity campaigner, who uses her platform to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide guidance to her followers and encouragement to share it with any friends and family who may be experiencing difficulties. She’s also an ambassador with both the Sands Charity who support parents who have lost a baby, and the Refuge charity who support survivors of domestic abuse.
“I’ve learnt so much from being on my own during lockdown,” says Malin… “that it’s healthy… that we naturally want to be around people… but sometimes all we need is our own company. And to discover who we really are – being alone helps us evolve, sometimes we have to learn the hard way.”
A Malin mantra to follow… We also love her poems, shared with London commuters via @allontheboard.
REPEAT THESE AFTER ME
I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH
I AM DESERVING OF HAPPINESS
I UNDERSTAND THE PAIN I WENT THROUGH BUT IT DOESN’T DICTATE MY FUTURE
I AM DOING MY BEST
I AM BRAVE, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL
I AM FREE OF WORRY AND REGRET
I AM IN LOVE WITH MYSELF AND MY BODY
I LET GO OF THINGS I CAN NOT CONTROL AND KNOW THE HIGHEST POWER WILL DEAL WITH IT
I PUT MYSELF FIRST AND TREAT MYSELF WITH MORE LOVE
I MAKE SURE I SURROUND MYSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT SHOW ME RESPECT
I’m a bad ass bitch.
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Follow Malin here @missmalinsara
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