A persona full of life and fun, living life to its fullest, she believes “life is too short, so do not waste any time; we are gifted with a wonderful world of opportunities, so live it all".
She believes "If I love
myself enough, I will radiate the love that no one can refuse. If I love
myself enough, I will consider myself a gift of God to mankind. If I
love myself enough, I will walk in gratitude & pride, every minute,
believing that I am precious."
These belief’s did not
just erupt from nowhere, but the journey of life taught her to change
herself from a victim to a fighter and then to a winner. Winner,
according to Mary, is the one who has realised in life that the race for
money, fame, popularity etc, at the cost of your time for yourself and
your loved ones are of no value at all. At the end of your journey when
you look back at your path, if it brings a smile on your face and if you
have changed a few lives for the better and the world mourns genuinely
for your loss, then you are a winner.
Born in a middle class
Indian family as the eldest child to a lovely couple, Mary learned very
early in life that everyone around her wasn’t all about the pure
innocent love she imparted to others and found herself entangled in a
rough journey. One of it was getting married to a very abusive and
alcoholic husband. She had to live with complete violence for 10 years
causing major permanent injuries on her. After 10 years of mental and
physical trauma endured in her life, the only solace was her gorgeous 7
year old son. 10 years of pain turned her into a much stronger, powerful
person determined to change her life as well as that of many other women
who are still going through such life and do not have the strength to
change them. Very painfully she had to leave her son with her mother in
India and move to Australia to complete her studies. She boldly ventured
into completing her second Masters in Australia fighting all odds and
hurdles that came her way one after the other. Challenges never stopped,
and fighting every challenge in every step became a habit for her.
successfully finished her studies, brought her son to Brisbane and
applied for residency in Australia and also sought a legal divorce in
India at the same time. Struggle still continued.
Single parent, working
20/24 hours per day from office and home as a Business Analyst, the
stress of time bound projects and targets left her with hardly any time
to see her only child grow up. Time flew and finally she decided, “I
will choose to love myself and my baby first and will only do what I
enjoy doing most rather than work long hours to achieve career growth or
a better pay pack. I realised I love clothing, colours, dresses
especially heritage art. And I decided to start off with garment
production, then to my brand of ethnic clothing and also spend more time
with my son and family. The business I chose now allows me to meet my
parents in India more often as well. I stay connected to my roots and
have achieved to connect to many other women who need the strength to
cope with their pains in life. I feel more complete and I believe I am
in the right place where I should be today after life has taken me
through a rough roller coaster ride".
“My journey has been
blessed and I achieved my dreams of having my own labels is women’s wear
and a few retail outlets in BRISBANE and Mt Tamborine mountains. It has
been an incredible journey that has taught me valid lessons every day of
"Now when I turn back, I
understand why I had to travel that path to be the me today. I love me
and I love the Angels who crossed my paths to pick me up every time I
fell down. I will always be grateful to every one of the angels that
came my way to help me.