It’s official – activist Maja Staśko will fight as an MMA fighter in the High League. “I am a fighter. I have been fighting violence and injustice for years. Now it’s time to fight in a new form: in the octagon!” – Staśko wrote in her official post on this topic.
Maja Staśko in the High League: “If the state does not provide support to the most needy – I will fight for them”
“I have a great privilege that I can raise money and attention for a good cause in this way. I cannot imagine not using it. I will spend 20,000 zlotys on the Fortior Foundation, which is the organization of support for men after experiencing violence. Thanks to this money, the escaping boys They will have training flats from toxic homes, and PLN 20,000 will go to the Women’s Rights Center – a shelter for women after violence who run away from their torturers, “we read in the first entry by Maja Staśko.
“Without this fight, it would be impossible to obtain such large sums for such important help. Since the state does not provide support to the most needy – I will fight them.
Reach will also help me to publicize other organizations where help can be sought, and to recruit psychologists to our aid discord, in which they provide free psychological consultations “
“And I will be able to return to psychotherapy. The trainings also allow me to help you better: cleanse myself, release difficult emotions and stories that I hear every day. I have more mental strength to support” – he explains his decision.
“Maybe we will also finally start a serious discussion about consent. I hear voices that fighting in the octagon is violence. No, it’s a sport – everyone knows the rules and agrees to them. It’s the opposite of violence. Violence is when there is no consent. With this message, I will be able to reach people who receive only discriminatory messages based on hate. I do not want such a world. And here I can change it, at least a little “- we read.
Maja Staśko: “I am a fighter. I have been fighting violence and injustice for years”
“As for the arts – together with Monika Strzępka we make a show out of it! I also have a lot of artistic ideas, because the whole situation is very inspiring: books, performances, films. You will see! A superhero because I love sports! I have been training artistic gymnastics since I was a child, I love this excitement and this way of life.
Of course, I understand the doubts – I have a million myself. But it is my decision, I have been making it for many months. And I know it’s a good, well-thought-out decision – for me and for others I can help. If you are not convinced – ok. Trust me.
I am a fighter. I have been fighting violence and injustice for years. Now it’s time to fight in a new form: in the octagon! “- he argues.
The activist’s post commented, among others Women’s Rights Center, for which Maja plans to donate part of the amount:
“Maja, thank you for the support that we will receive from you on behalf of the women we will be able to help” – writes the CPK.
The article will be updated.