Beautifully Human / Stefania Polizia

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

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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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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.


Tell me a story that enriched another life…


- I lost my grandfather 4 years ago, his house was a humble one, just next to my parents one, when he died, all the law power to control the house felt in my

father´s hand, he didn´t know what to do and was afraid that, a far part of his family could reclaim it with no right on it, but then he knew what to do:

one of my cousins (his nephew) was struggling, without a job him and his wife and 3 little kids, so my dad called them and without blinking an eye, put the house to their names and stood awake all night to help them to move, so my cousins had a home to live and my dad could help a relative that really need it.


Tell me a story of crazy life…


- I wanted to improve my English language so, in 2003 i decided to go to England one whole year, find a part time job and do a full experience to speak a better English. It was the first time i was leaving my house, my family, friends going away from a small island (Sardinia) to a huge city, London.

You could only imagine how mind blowing has been for me see the differences between the two, the good ones, but also the “naughty” ones , knowing a lot of people from all over the world, all inviting me to party almost everyday, house parties and clubs as well.

One day i decided to organize a small party in my house (i lived with 4 amazing boys), so each one brought 2 or 3 people from different environments and one of my house mate brought “funny mushrooms”, i was still adapting and very innocent, but he explained me that were the lightest one; so i decided to give it a try, i spent the funniest 4 hours of my life, laughing, dancing and cracking jokes, then i repeated 2 more times with slightly strongest ones and i had some wonderful mental experiences..

So yes, my English memories are quite crazy and “altered”, but i loved every single one.


Tell me a story of hope…


- This one is more recent: i was having a very unmotivated time at the beginning of 2020 for work and personal reasons, i saw me trapped in the huge routine wheel not knowing how to get out of it and feeling that i wasn´t worthy enough; the only thing that always cheers me up is listening to music and discover new bands, one day You Tube suggested me a music review made by a famous spanish you tuber that i follow, the review doesn´t show the artist, only analyzes one famous song..

That song was “Cirice” and the band was Ghost..It´s difficult for me to explain the amount of emotions that i felt in that moment, i just resume it saying that it was like a huge ray of light shining inside me, a sudden peace feeling in my mind and the strength to believe in me again.

This band gave me the courage to start studying the real thing i love (community management) and go my self esteem high again.This band brought so much hope in my life and a lot of new friends, that i will always be grateful to them for that.  


Tell me a story of life…


- Again, my grand-grandmother, she had breast cancer and our last conversation was 4 months before she passed away, i was smoking a cigarette in her balcony´s house, she was feeling still ok there to stand and chat with me, she couldn´t smoke anymore and i laughed because she stood close to me just to smell it, we shared laughs, and one moment she looked at me and told me:

”Don´t worry my dear for me, you know why?Because we are energy, so we will meet us again somewhere and i will always be there for you, the body is just a material barrier” she hugged me strongly, we smiled not saying anything, it´s the best and sweetest memory i have with her, our bound was very strong.


What would you want the world to know about you… 


- I want the world know that, even if i have bad moments, i will always make my positive side a winner, that i will help everybody who needs it and that i will fight for the people who i love and for my ideals fearless.


What did / do you miss most during covid 19…


- Two things:visiting my family, because i can´t travel to Italy where they all live (the last time i saw them was 2018),

and as a music lover, going to a live concert, small or big doesn´t matter, the adrenaline and the music out loud, the people singing all together and sharing the same feelings, my last concert was Muse one in 2019 in Madrid with 60.000 people, that´s the emotion that i miss.


What brings you the most joy / smile the most...


- I can say that for me it´s important to “feed” the kid is inside me, so the simplest things can bring me a lot of joy such as seeing a sunset on the beach, make cuddles to an animal, cooking for my friends or family, an old book´s scent, see my sister´s smile, listening to music.


If you were given a plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go…


- I would need a ton of those! But Egypt has been always on my mind for his ancient culture and the history there,

And Patagonia, one place full of contrasts and very different to what i am used to see here in Europe.


What brought you to where you are at in life today…


- My enthusiasm to travel and live in another country so i decided to study foreign languages, knowing a lot of people speaking different languages is very enriching.


What is your most prized possession…


- I still have the little pillow that my grandmother did to me when i was born, has got raw wool inside and a vichy yellow and white pillow case, i admit that i sleep with it even if i am 37 yo, it has a very sentimental value to me.


Traveling is my life, and has also saved my life. It shows the beauty of other cultures. tell me a story of your favorite travel moment…


- When i was living in England, once a week i went to Piccadilly Circus, sat on the statue stairs with a hot coffee in my hand and just observed people passing by, it was such a beautiful moment for me seeing all those people dressing different, speaking other languages, doing different things, i felt very enriched by all the culture living together in the same city, people are very interesting to observe, you can discover a lot of aspects just watching their gestures. 


Tell me a story of struggle… 


- I lost my best friend in March 2013, he was 29, we talked the last time one week before because he was coming to visit me in June (he lived in Italy), we both were happy: him, for being on a trip to Panama to make a Cooking stage there as the main chef, me because i just found a new job. Sadly, the morning he passed away, the rush for not losing his flight condemned him, a huge car crash with a truck took him away in that moment:

i was doing my first shift in my new job, i was so happy and i waited to finish to send him a message telling him that i just signed my contract for a whole year..But, switching on my phone i found a tons of strange messages and phone calls, when i got home i realized what happened, my world fell apart:

my family and friends tried to call me, cause they knew the bound i had with him, but i couldn´t even think clearly, i didn´t go to his funeral, i was financially broke and i was too new to ask a shift change in my job; it took me several years to feel better and talk about him again without crying, his parents talked to me letting me know that i was there as well with them, even only with my heart and that i hadn´t to worry about that.

That was the most painful thing that happened to me, but i know that he will always be with me with his support and our beautiful memories together.


In another life, what are you doing…


- I´ve always had a great connection with nature so i see myself as a green witch, healing and helping people with herbal remedies, doing rituals in the woods for energy cleansing and take care of people that need my help,

i would have a little coven of other white and green witches that would be my friends too, living in a small wood house surrounded by nature in a small town.


How has your life been different than you thought it would be…


- The beauty of a life path is that is quite difficult to schedule it entirely, i always saw myself living in another country and traveling as much as possible, maybe in my head was London from my teenage years, but then the adventures i lived brought me to Spain, which i feel like my home, so i don´t see a lot of differences right now, i love being surprised by life experiences that bring me to new adventures.


What is your greatest accomplishment… 


- My goal at 12/13 yo was to move out as an independent woman at 18 and learning as many languages as possible to communicate almost everywhere. I started working at 16 only on summer during my studies, which has been languages and literature, saved money and finally at 20 i went to England to start my adventure and i can speak English, French and Spanish fluently, so i can say that i feel quite proud of my accomplishment.


What is your biggest fear… 


- My biggest fear is a natural one in human beings: loosing my dear ones, i am not afraid of death itself, but i can´t stand seeing one of my loved ones suffering, especially my sister, she is 30, but i always see her as my little one and i don´t like to think that something bad could happen to her.


What is your biggest regret…


- Letting mean people make me believe that i wasn´t worthy enough to achieve things in life, loosing my self confidence and let opportunities pass away from me.


What do you do for work… and why…


- Actually, i am a sale assistant in a Duty Free shop in an airport; it´s not my ideal job, but gives me the opportunity to know people from a lot of countries, speak and improve my languages and sharing short but very cool moments with the customers,

i love to see people traveling and chatting about how they loved here, looking forward to see myself in the same situation.


What was your first tattoo...


- I made it at 18 years old, it´s a rising moon with a little star on its side, black and white, placed under my belly button on the right side of my hip.


If you had the ear of everyone in the world, what would you say to them... 


- I truly believe in karma, so i would say to people “treat others as they want them to treat you”, because we are made of energy and it flows back and forward, so act accordingly to that; “Always love yourself just the way you are, because you are imperfectly perfect and unique”, human beings are amazing in their differences.




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