work in progress
I've met Magda on a hip hop class, when we were still kids. A space so extravagant and unusual for girls growing up in the Easten European culture of early post-communism, patriarchy, catholicism and practicality.
I've always admired her strength and sense of identity. She has been non-compromising in her looks, her ideas and plans for life, her passions.
Magda grew up in a small mining town dominated by male culture, right wing politics and patriarchy, where men worked in mines, or as policemen, and women looked after houses.
A landscape shaped by overwhelming economical struggles and violence.
In our early teenage years Magda shaved half of her head, dyed the other half and told me her dream
“one day, I'll be dancing for Justin Bieber videos and tours”
Magda and Daria met on instagram, and very soon, fell in love, becoming one of the most inspiring couples I've ever had a chance to know.
This lack of compromise in the way they chose to live their lives, contrasting with the environment that surrounded them has strucked me as a great bravery.