About Me


I'm Elly, a wonderfully weird 29-year-old...and I feel this quote sums me up perfectly:

I hate small talk. I want to talk about atoms, death, aliens, sex, magic, intellect, the meaning of life, faraway galaxies, music that makes you feel different, memories, the lies you've told, your flaws,your favourite scents, your childhood, what keeps you up at night, your insecurities and fears. I like people with depth, who speak with emotion from a twisted mind. I don't just want to know "what's up?" (author unknown)
This blog is my open journal; a space where I speak with emotion and passion about some serious deep shit, like: life (especially life with a mental illness), death, love, sex, memories, magic...Expect raw honesty. I'm aiming to give you the feels.

I'm From Brazil

I was born in Brazil (*does a little samba move*) and I moved to London at the ripe old age of 11. London has now been home for the last 18ish years, and I fucking love this beautiful-messy-vibrant city.

I Have A  Serious Mental Illness

In 2015, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a disorder that has affected my whole life. As a result, I am currently a full-time Spoonie with side projects; I'm working on recovery and creating the real me (Y'know, the person I would be had society not brainwashed me).

I am also in the process of being diagnosed with Bipolar. Waiting to see how that one turns out...

I'm a hot mess and trying to build a life I don't want to leave.

Work Work Work Work Work 

I'm a Blogger, Jewellery Designer/Maker, I write (Currently eyeing up an MA in Creative Writing - watch this space!), I dance (currently working towards becoming a part-time Burlesque Dancer - keep watching this space!) and I'm on Instagram Pinterest and Twitter a lot.

All things considered, my future looks like this: Author, Death Doula, Burlesque dancer, Activist, creator of awesome jewellery, Yoga teacher. 

Prior to hitting rock bottom, I was a freelance events co-ordinator (I did a lot of weddings and corporate shiz). The events industry is complex and at times, bitchy, and it taught me a lot, but one thing I am particularly grateful to have learned is that I HATE ORGANISING WEDDINGS AND CORPORATE EVENTS! I'm a natural organiser though, and I like to plan and organise my own things, but nothing Corporate for big clients - that gives me the hibbie jibbies.

I Gave It All Up When I Broke Down...

I gave up the career, the travelling, the money and I'm now working on becoming the real me.

I am now growing into a ballsy-wonderful-emotional-compassionate-spiritual-sensitive-hippie-badass. And I am really starting to fucking love & respect the woman I’m becoming.
"Ignorance is bliss, until you mentally & physically breakdown from trying to stay ignorant forever" ~ Me, I said that. 
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Elly xoxo

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