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DENMARK
CECILIE FRO DISSING

Age: 23
Height: 169 cm
Measurements: 31 in - 22 in - 35 in
Career / Education: Entrepreneur, Creative Consultant and Model

"Since I’m on the autism spectrum I am blessed with the gift of synesthesia. My Senses gets mixed up, so colors have smells and tastes. I love it."

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS
I grew up in the countryside surrounded by nature's greatest gift. A vegetable-garden, a lake in the back, 3 km to the beach, Countless of apple, cherry and plum trees - and throughout the years, almost every living creature imaginable. My father taught me all about the snakes in our garden and how to handle them respectfully. How to clean the lake so as many living creatures could sustain in the garden. Added new fish and other small animals to enhance the biodiversity. I was taught to love and feed nature, so I, with good conscience, could live of it. We grew everything from tomatoes, peas, salads, all berries and even pretty flowers. In the years at my childhood home we had almost all pets possible - Dogs, cats, geese and even a cow once in a while. Growing up so close to nature taught me a lot about the necessity to live symbiotically with nature. You have to give just as much as you take.

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
Now, you see. I was not born with a neurotypical mind. My Brain is actually quite beautiful, if I have to say so myself - I have both ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome, but did not realize it until the age of 18. Which definitely made my childhood just a bit complicated. Not only was I trying to find my place in life, but at the same time not understanding why I had to calculate every step on my way. It was quite simple, I just didn’t fit in - I didn’t fit into society’s norms of living. To realize that society defined my brain as dysfunctional, was a hard pill to swallow. That in society, I was only useful when medicated. So I rebelled, I knew that I was meant for greater things. And I refused to oppress my wild mind and beautiful soul. Therefore I taught myself to defy any obstacles on my way, and teach any other who would listen. Now I manage to not only live off what my beautiful brain creates, but THRIVE on it! But my journey has just begun. There’s so many other Odd Individuals out there, who just need a little motivation and a light in the right direction. That is what I live for.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
My greatest pleasure in life has always been seeking passion and adventures. Luckily I grew up in a privileged family, so every single time I had a new passion, I had the biggest support. I wanted to paint? My father set up a small atelier in his workshop. I wanted to Dance? My parents drove me hours every week to the greatest school nearby. But NEVER was it given without me proving my passion. I had to work hard, and show progress. I could do whatever I wanted, as long as I worked with dedication and every fiber of my being towards a goal. Taking a break was okay, but I had to give it my all. I learned the true value of hard work - but even more, that a great support system is essential.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
I’m absolutely fearless and love to push myself, therefore I just got my License and a MotorBike. It’s absolutely exhilarating.

WHAT IS YOUR ADVOCACY?
For a world built by nature and manipulated by man, why not start holistically. We live in a Society where we the industries are constantly looking for new resources to heartlessly drain from Mother Nature. We created a world built to reap all assets for power, when in reality the answer to sustain life is to cherish life. Every single living being. Instead the market would rather use and abuse to gain power. Our nature, just as well as our people. For a species in evolution, we have not really been that smart. ‘Cause our biggest valued asset is money. A made up currency, to adhere Power to Possession. We don’t care for our own species enough to maintain mental and physical health to sustain. Even though WE are the greatest resource, to regenerate the earth. If we focussed on the individuals potential we would realize that they are so much greater than the 9-5 jobs we are chained to. By inspiring and teaching our people to adhere to their passion, we would not only get a happier people but also a more well-functioning society. If we saw the person by them and all their abilities within the so-called mental disabilities - we would let them flourish as a whole being and not fight against their own body. So many individuals are deemed in the social systems as not eligible/suitable for work, because the standards are measured by boxes that do not fit such an individual. First step is realising that not all people fit in the same boxes. Social stigma is an underestimated contributing factor to unemployment in people with mental illness or mental health issues. Truth is, these people are often broken by the immense peer pressure to fit social norms and then held down by systemic barriers. These barriers CAN BE BROKEN. We can make sure that every individual is seen for their full potential, and by doing that we can elevate our absolute biggest resource - OUR SELF.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
The people of our world are drawn by 2 things - Ego and Value. If they feel personally connected they will see value. But if they see Ego they are psychologically drawn to evolve. The Marketing strategy Scotland is using is absolutely admirable! If you own land in Scotland, you are officially a Lord, Laird or Lady. A title highly valued for either fun or just to feel a little fancy. Selling a plot of land to preserve the landscapes and biodiversity. Some Organisations even arrange travels and events to see their private plot. It is ideas like this I would love to see in Denmark. Sometimes it’s the fun or stupid little ideas that has the highest potential, if you market it right. By making environmental causes fun and accessible, we can’t catch the eye of the audience and connect personally. You can sell any idea if you “speak the right language”.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
The happiness of the Danish people has been for multiple years in a row, one of the highest. Where it comes from is hard to point out. But since we have so much rain, it might be our will to dance in the rain. The rain is not only an essential for growth but also a symbol of rebirth. Maybe we happily take the rain, as we see the renewal and necessity in these simple drops.

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
Something that I'm so proud of is our Educational system. To promote the Social Mobility, education is free for all as long as you wish to learn and work for it. It gives an immense value to the population, that social groups are not bound by family heir and wealth. It impacts generational changes in the socioeconomic levels of occupations, and promotes social sustainability.

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
I studied Biotechnology, as I thought I would become a Forensic Anthropologist, but then I dived into Marketing and Modelling.
I read a new book every week. All about Psychology, Philosophy, Leadership or Communication Strategies.
I often go on dates with myself. I treat myself and give myself the love I deserve. I believe you can only love another when you truly love yourself.

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