Beautifully Human / Stefania Polizia

As we continue our series today, Beautifully Human...

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We focus on the beauty of humans and the power in their stories…

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Through telling their stories we hope to connect this world. To spread strength, love, and humanity...

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To show a common thread of beautiful humans…

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This week we go to Alicante, Spain with Stefania Polizia to hear her incredible story...

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Stefania is an incredibly kind woman who started following us on instagram this year. Her story is one of massive strength and beauty.

It has been so nice to get to know her in this project!

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Let’s all be beautifully human…

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Stefania Polizia / Beautifully Human


Tell me a story that shaped your life…


- It´s not a story by itself but an example of life shaping: my parents were very young when they had me and my sister, my mum was 16 and my dad 19 when i was born (then 24 and 27 when my sister) and i grew up learning little by little how many sacrifices they did to have us during my childhood and i feel very proud of them, because they never make us feel guilty or bad for their sacrifices, all the opposite, always with a smile on their faces, trying to give us the best non material values with very humble jobs, i never felt i missed something in my life thanks to them.


Tell me a story that almost ruined your life…


- When i was 22, i decided to go and live in Barcelona, it has always been my dream (i actually live in Spain, but another smaller city in the south) and I felt so lucky because, a person which in that moment i thought he was a friend, offered me a job and help to find an apartment to rent with one of his employees, so i just had to buy a flight ticket and start my life in Spain, i was so happy. When i arrived there, the apartment setting was fine and apparently the job conditions as well, working as a waitress in a restaurant...

My surprise was that, when i went to see the restaurant it was still under construction, i was shocked but quite bounded to them because i didn´t pay rent and i was almost broke in an unknown city..So the first month i had mostly to work as a bricklayer/cleaner, going home crying everyday, alone, with no friends and not telling anything to my family to don´t make them worry.. I could do it until the second month that i started to loose my hair for the stress and seeing that the restaurant wasn´t going anywhere, i called my parents to tell them all, i asked them to pay me the months i worked and went back home to recover myself for that..I almost choose not to live in Spain anymore because of that, but my dream was stronger and two months later, i started my real new life in the same city i am living now.


Tell me a story that enriched your life…


- My grand-grand mother was a very tough lady in the good way: she was very “freeminded” when she was young (after WW2), she had 5 kids but she always felt that couldn´t be married with any man, so in those ages, being a single and worker mother was quite a scandal, she always taught me to be independent, brave and don´t be feared to express my opinions and most of all, to fight for what i believe for,

i will always remember one of her quotes “Always remember..You are born free, fight for that”, she will always be my inspiration.