“What is your favorite memory from childhood?”

All of the love and support and guidance my grandmother gave to me. She taught me manners, how to save money, how to cook, how to love and take care of people, and to not be afraid to cry. Now everytime I get emotional, I don’t get embarrassed because it’s a way for me to connect with her and remember that she’s still a part of me. She made me the woman that I am.


“What is a challenge you’ve faced recently and how did you overcome it?”

I’m still working on it, but accepting my emotions for what they are and being able to process them. A lot of us try to fight them and push them down. I think it’s okay to just sit with it and think about why it’s happening. Also, looking at the other side of things. We tend to look at the world with only our eyes, but I think it’s important to take a step back and look at things through other people’s eyes. I’m working on that every day.


“What is your favorite thing about yourself?”

I’m not afraid to get goofy. I have a lot of talents like crafting, taxidermy. I play the ukulele. I lube wrestle! I’m a Jill of All Trades. I’m not a cool kid. I keep it real.

Kristina Bakrevski

October 20, 2016