Today we’d like to introduce you to Anastasia Fedorina.
Hi Anastasia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
My story began about ten years ago when doctors diagnosed me with infertility. This diagnosis opened my eyes to my lifestyle and how little I know about myself as a woman. From that moment on, I began to study my nature and find out how my body works (surprisingly, at 23, I knew nothing about the female reproductive system). The more I learned, the clearer it became to me how imbalanced my hormonal system was due to high-stress levels, constant diets, exhausting workouts, and prolonged use of birth control pills… I realized that if I do not change my attitude towards myself, do not start to love myself, do not accept, and do not start to really care, then my health will get worse. At the age of 20, like many, I did not accept myself, did not love myself; I was chasing standards. And that’s what it got me to. I was determined to change my life. I quit my unloved job, stopped drinking any hormones, started doing yoga instead of exhausting cardio workouts, got a nutritionist and yoga teaching degree, and became vegan. My health began to improve, I healed myself.
At 26, I’ve got my first period ever. I discovered self-love. I learned to live with respect for my feminine nature. Together with my husband, we traveled around the world. I learned the stories of women and studied wisdom in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Europe. I became a guide for many women on their way to health, harmony, motherhood, and self-love. After five years, I became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy boy. It was beautiful natural home birth in Bali and it was the most wonderful experience of my life. For the past four years, I have been with my son and continued to help women around the world. Through my nutritional courses, yoga platform, coaching, and of course social media. This year my new project was born, which brought together all my knowledge and love for women. I founded my own fashion brand – LILIKOI (meaning passion fruit). We designed lingerie in Los Angeles and made it in Bali. In LILIKOI, we believe that every woman is a Goddess! Our mission is to make sure no woman forgets about it!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I feel very lucky because my husband was always there for me, with all his support and love. For me, support is essential and I’m very grateful for him and for every person who believed in me as a mother, woman, and business owner. That is why our goal is to provide care not only for our customers but for every woman.
People told me that I will never be able to be a mother, that I’m gonna die because I am vegan or because I wanted a home birth, that I will never be successful because I am an immigrant and no one needs me here, but the truth is when you love yourself – you believe in yourself. With that love, I discovered endless potential and powers to make my dreams come true. Because I deserve it. And the mission of LILIKOI is to make sure no woman forgets about how powerful and divine she is!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Each piece of the collection is created for a woman to slow down, turn her attention to herself, take care of herself, and satisfy her needs and desires. For a woman to awaken in herself her wild, pristine nature. So that a woman allows herself to explore her body, soul and mind, and through this getting to know herself, she can love herself and accept herself completely. And she interacts with herself and the world from this state of love.
With every purchase from LILIKOI, customers support the Bumi Sehat Foundation – a gentle birthing non-profit organization in Indonesia and the Philippines. We are happy to be able to support an organization that advocates for optimal humanity, health, intelligence, and consciousness by protecting pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
It’s a natural woman’s circle and sisterhood where we are all connected and can support and protect each other.
If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
I think the most important thing is to understand and write down why you want to do what you do. What good and beneficial things your work brings. For yourself, for others, for the universe. Write it down and reread it more often. Especially in difficult stages. This is what I do to be productive and consistent with my work. And of course, never forget about self-care and self-love, the more you are happy and healthy, the faster you can achieve your goals.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: tastelilikoi.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tastelilikoi/
Photo by LA photographer @anastasia.portraits