Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Sarah Fedirko, I was born and raised in Regina, SK and have lived the majority of my life here. I have a degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing. I currently manage the events and administration for Mosaic Stadium which has been a very fulfilling opportunity for me professionally. I take my career very seriously and strive to set and reach goals constantly. My family and friends come before all other things. I have been very lucky to have such great people around me every day that keep me laughing, challenge me and support me in all that I do. I am Stella’s mom who is my two year old French Bulldog and my bff (yes, I am the definition of a dog mom)! My health has become a focus of mine after dealing with what I would consider to be a fairly serious health issue a few years back and I spend a lot of my spare time being as active and as mindful as possible as it relates to my health. I would describe myself as hard working, adventurous, fun-loving and a bit feisty!
Do you think Social media plays a role in the way women feel about themselves?
Absolutely, this cultural phenomenon has changed how everyone sees themselves in close comparison to others. We begin to take someone else’s opinion, image, thoughts and make them our own. While we all generally know, it’s hard to put in to perspective, that social media is a person’s highlight real. I would assume there are very few completely authentic people online. Who wants to show the world what they look like when they feel their worst or discuss their personal issues? Not me! It becomes almost an addictive behavior that preoccupies our minds and modifies our moods. With how so many pages are showcased, it’s virtually impossible for women not to compare themselves to the images they are being blasted with day in and day out. The chase for perfection is inevitable and social media I believe plays a huge role in that.
“The concept and action of men and women standing up for one another, passing along compliments, showcasing peoples intelligence and thoughts and not just focusing on surface level snapshots is a movement we are undoubtedly seeing and a part of today.”
That being said, I think social media can also play a role, especially lately with the feminism movement, of being an opportunity for progressive thoughts and behaviors that are being showcased on the largest platform the world has. The concept and action of men and women standing up for one another, passing along compliments, showcasing peoples intelligence and thoughts and not just focusing on surface level snapshots is a movement we are undoubtedly seeing and a part of today. It can and has played a role in the empowerment and betterment of others that can’t be overlooked. To some extent, we have the ability to follow people or businesses that bring positive messages, uplifting images and it’s important to be mindful of what we are ingesting into our lives while living in a thriving social environment.
We’ve all had moments of feeling “Not enough” how do you get through yours?
I like to reflect on the success I have had in my life – personally and professionally as well as remind myself of all the totally wonderful and unique qualities I possess. We all have negative emotion from time to time, for me it’s a learning opportunity and an opportunity to work on actively shifting my focus to positive thoughts. I try to focus on progress rather the perfection. It’s important to remember that the people you are comparing yourself to, compare themselves to other people to. Surrounding yourself with people who are positive is key.
When do you feel the most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when someone compliments my character – specifically kindness or something of that nature or when someone says I look happy. For me, compliments or recognition of something greater than skin deep has far exceeded the exterior compliments we are more used to receiving. Had I been asked this question in my early twenties or even a few years ago the answer would have been very different and likely more stereotypical. I am excited to consider the answer to this question as the years go by.