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In Bed With

Anastasia

In Bed With is a semi-annual interview series with interesting women still figuring life out.

Photography Milan Wheaton

Who is she?

Name Stas
Pronouns She/her
Vocation Model on the rise and working on opening a restaurant down the line
Age 25
Location Born and bred in New York, NY
Wears 36DD / pant size 8-10 and models a D/DD bralette and size L undie

How are you doing with the whole “find your dream career” pressure?

I did the 9-5 and the whole cookie cutter life and it didn’t work for me. I like having fun and I don’t think that’s going to stop. That whole ‘finding a purpose thing’ changes. Your purpose can change every year.
People are so ready to cross the finish line and I’m like “Why? Whats going to happen when you cross that line?”
Stas

How did you change post graduation?

COVID was hard for so many people…but it was also transformative. It made me value relationships so much more. There was a lot of solitude during that time. Coming out of it, I’ve wanted to be more authentic and true to the things that I like.

I don’t want to live my life for other people. That’s a big thing that COVID taught me. It can all go up in flames, and I realized I’ve been doing everything for other people.

What about the COVID of it all?

I entered COVID graduating school and that was really tough not having a job right away. I moved in with my mom and that was a lot mentally.
I don’t want to live my life for other people. That’s a big thing that COVID taught me. It can all go up in flames, and I realized I’ve been doing everything for other people.
Stas

Is there a business in New York you want to shout out?

When I did community organizing, there was a program through New York City Health & Hospitals called NYC Care that provides healthcare services to undocumented, low-income people in NYC. It also helps New York transplants! Especially with COVID, not a lot of people are seeing a doctor, which is really sad.

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