From her Gold Coast kitchen bench to changing lives across the World:
How an Aussie Mum turned tragedy into triumph - for her and for you!
In 2009, I was a wife, a Mum and an International Flight Attendant. Almost overnight I became a redundant, divorced, solo Mum; desperate for strength.
I couldn't shake my black fog, so I went to my doctor and asked for antidepressants. My doctor said, "Sonya, you don't need medication, you're going through a life trauma. You need to focus on something good." So, I spent two weeks volunteering in East Timor, amongst people that were facing real struggles to survive. My mindset changed and something dark broke off me. It was there that I managed to turn my pain into power.
Around the same time my younger sister was diagnosed with a Melanoma on her arm that required removal, leaving a terrible scar. She asked me if I knew of a natural spray tan that would not be harmful on her skin, so I asked my local beauty therapist, who told me hers were 99% natural. My gut feeling told me to research it and when I did, I was in for quite a surprise. I used my anger at the false and misleading claims out there and drew upon my love of natural and organic ingredients to start my own brand.