How a Single Mother from Bucharest Transformed Herself and Got her Photos at Exhibitions across the World. A Real Story.

An article by Esther de Charon de Saint Germain (Netherlands);

personal brand, marketing, communication and design Expert, Art Historian, Certified Transformational Coach and Counselor.

The Brave Branding and Business Queen

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Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

It was so clear that she was special.⁣

But she didn’t see it.⁣

I invited Magda to photograph a training I gave in Zurich and a Retreat in the Netherlands. ⁣

Every picture was amazing. ⁣

Magda still believed she was not worth any attention herself.⁣

But Magda has an iron will and she wanted to be Out There. Her world was so much bigger than Bucharest.⁣

She started working with women, explored her sensuality, got divorced, raised her daughter all by herself. ⁣

And she made sure her photos traveled the globe.⁣

It was such a treat to watch her grow!⁣

Today we had a Mastermind session and there was something completely new.⁣

Magda was radiating!⁣

And she shared this:⁣

“I live in a new apartment with my daughter”⁣

“My photos are at exhibitions in Washington, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Hanoi, and a whole bunch of places in Europe.⁣

Oh, also in a couple of magazines.”⁣

“I have clients who go through an intensive day with me where they discover their archetypes ... ⁣

and I’m going to Africa!”⁣

“The only thing is that I don’t have enough time.”⁣

We were stunned! And so happy.⁣

Magda sat in her Own kitchen, right in front of the camera and declared that she indeed was a goddess.⁣

“Yes, I know I am beautiful”⁣

To give Magda more time we designed a brand new course for her.⁣

Because a goddess desires lots of lovely money and travels to Africa.⁣

Wonderful Magda is going to transform women who think - like Magda did - that they are not worth it. That they are not beautiful. ⁣

She will use the same transformational tools and photography that she used for herself to help women see how incredibly beautiful they are.⁣

Because a woman in love with herself is unstoppable.⁣

And Magda is proof.⁣

Reach out to Magda if you want that too. Because pretty soon - I’m 100% certain about that - she’s going to be fully booked.⁣

PS Magda gave me permission to share her amazing story!

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As a little girl I always has a "special" relation with my big brother and I believed everything he said. His favorite game was to overwhelm me and one of his method was to tel me:

"You are ugly, you are ugly, you are so, so, ugly!"

Then I get angry and I' was so used. I was taking fire and I was going to beat my brother.

Magda:"Shut up, shut up, shut up, it's not like that!"

Look, Mom, what he says! Beat it!"

Mom: Ha, ha, ha, ha, you can't see, he is just joking with you.

I become red and my eyes filled with tears. Why does she laugh? Why does not she punish him?

I will beat him!

I took the splash for flies and hurt him. Take it!

My mom come and slap my cheek. 

Mom: You naughty girl! How do you dare to hurt your big brother? Go to your room and keep the silence.

And you, don't tell her this again, she doesn't know to laugh at you joke. She become just angry.

I cried and I cried and I cried. And this happened almost every day till I get bigger and go to school.

Sometime I hated my mom and my brother too. My dad rarely come and tell my brother to stop.

I was sad.

Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

Time for school 

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Before to start my formal studies at 7 years old, l knew that I want to study drawing and painting. My parents choose for me The Art School but instead of fine arts section they pick for me music section. I was so angry. 

Magda: Why did you choose music? I don't want music.

Mom: Fine arts section you have to many hours so music is better for a little and too sensitive girl like you.

Magda: I'm not to little and neither too sensitive for I can do what I want. I don't want to play music,  I want to paint!

Mom: Well, you will make your choose when you'll grow up. 

And I did it, 8 years later I become a student of The Fine Art College. The next 4 years were the best student period I could have.

Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

A strong blow

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I was in the first year of high school and went as usually to the reading room of the library to learn. In my way, two men on the other side of the street start screaming to me:

First man: The crow! The crow! Holly Christ what a big nose she has! She's so ugly!

Second man: Ugly girl! What ugly you are!

I rushed to get to the library to not hear them anymore. I felt shame with my face.

The lesson of that day was "Goya, the aesthetics of ugliness".

What a coincidence with my situation, I though in my mind!
I wondered, am I really ugly? What do these people have with me?

What's wrong with me? What is beautiful for them and why?

What can I do to be beautiful?

What can I do the men see me like this and love me and just me?

Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

Awards and Deception - Lack of Clues

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Starting that day, I began to paint self-portraits. One after another.

I have noticed that the angles and light, the position you have, but especially the condition, influence how you appear in the mirror in a wide range of images, from grotesque to miraculously beautiful, as though I was another person.

Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

Awards and Deception - Lack of Clues

Magda & Esther.jpg

As a child I always

 

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Meet Magda Zatari, she started working with me 2 years ago (2018).

She was (and is) an amazing photographer, but was going through a very hard time.⁣

Living in Bucharest, Romania, mother of an adorable girl, a rocky marriage with very little income. ⁣

Magda was shy and silent. And her biggest obstacle was: ‘I am ugly.’ ⁣

Growing up she had heard those words over and over again ⁣

‘You are ugly’.⁣

And it had become her reality.⁣

Every Mastermind session I watched this beautiful woman, hiding in front of the camera.⁣

Down Again and Again and Again

Love's failures

Poverty

The Victim

Something is wrong

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I foud a way paied by my photo camera

Coaching

Public Speaking

Who am I?

Self Image

Self Confidence

The Power of Thoughts
and Emotions


I am the master of my mind

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Down Again but up with Failure's Gifts

A kid in my life

Depression

I lost my husband

 

I won big Lessons & Help from Goddess

My life is now outside of my country too

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The Big Insides - in my way to the light 

I'm the Sun Daughter

 

The Image in the mirror is not me, is what the others think about me - it's a mask

Consciousness

Unconditional Love

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