Natalia Jerzmanowska has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (USYD, 2016) and qualifications in Psychology and bodywork. In her childhood years Natalia received rigorous training in ballet dance and rhythmic gymnastics which informs her body practices (yoga and pilates) and body awareness to this day. Natalia is one of the founders and directors of Off The Wall Inc. Her activism centres around fostering non-medical, emancipatory and Mad-positive practices and discourses in and outside the mainstream 'mental health' sector. Whatever she does, she draws also from her own experiences of emotional distress and involvement with psychiatric services.
Her favourite pastimes are reading, travel and bushwalking. She practices yoga and not taking herself too seriously. Both being damn hard.