personal · selective mutism · SM

It was never a choice

It was never a choice. What kid would choose to not speak up, not get to know new people, hearing adults and kids talk about you – but say nothing yourself?

Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder and it used to be my entire life. There needs to be more knowledge, more support and more help.

My mom and I fought through it, all alone. Teachers needs to be aware of what’s going on right in front on them. No kid deserves to feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders, and they have to carry it all alone. Not even professionals being able to help, or understand.

If you told me as a little girl that one day I would stand up and confidently share my story and be an inspiration to others – little Marte with anxiety would have never believed you. The loud, stubborn and ambitious Marte I was as home would have just told you “I can do anything.”

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modeling · Photographs

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Photo: Golldsmith Photography

Noen bilder fra den kuleste leiligheten jeg har vært i, dere har vel kanskje sett mer av den på andre bilder? Man tenker kanskje at de store, dyre, luksuriøse husene er de som setter mest inntrykk etter å ha vært i Los Angeles, men det var så utrolig kult hva dama som bodde her hadde gjort med leiligheten sin. Hun hadde gjort det om til et så og si levende dukkehus, med så mye kule ting, maling, bamser og masse interiør som var vintage og helt annerledes enn noe jeg har sett før. I tillegg leier hun det ut for photoshoots! Jeg synes det var så kult å se.

A few pictures from the coolest apartment I’ve been in, maybe you’ve seen more of it on other pictures? You might think that the big, expensive houses are the ones that leaves an impression after being in Los Angeles, but it was so cool what the woman had done with her apartment. She had basically made it into a real life dollhouse, with so much cool stuff, painting, and lots of vintage interior. On top of that she’s renting it out for photoshoots! 

personal · Photographs

Selective Mutism, Miss Norway, Modeling

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Jeg elsker å være kreativ med små ting som håret mitt, eller sminken. Samtidig går jeg ofte både uten sminke og med håret slik det er når jeg står opp, spesielt dager der jeg jobber og skal få unnagjort mye. For meg gjør det også at det blir ekstra morsomt å faktisk gjøre noe annerledes når jeg “ordner” meg. Kommer nok til å ha håret mye som dette nå som sommeren nærmer seg!

Ellers lurer dere kanskje på hva jeg gjør nå? Jeg valgte som sagt å trekke meg fra Miss Norway, og det står jeg selvfølgelig enda for – dere kan lese hvorfor HER. 

Jeg kommer til å være i Norge en stund til, egentlig for å jobbe og planlegge. Jeg prøver å få gjort flere foredrag om selektiv mutisme, da det er noe jeg virkelig tror kan hjelpe – og ikke minst som trengs for å spre kunnskap og håp. Leser du dette og vil ta kontakt angående foredrag, spørsmål eller noe annet – finner du mailen min på denne siden! Ikke nøl med å ta kontakt.

Jeg skal også fremover fokusere på å få planlagt noen photoshoots her i Oslo, eventuelt andre oppdrag slik at jeg får gjort så mye som mulig til tross for at jeg er i Norge! Det kommer også snart noen utrolig kule bilder ut fra en veldig nylig photoshoot. Jeg gleder meg til å vise dere.

Tusen takk for all støtte ❤

I love being creative with small details when it comes to my hair, or makeup looks. I also love my days without makeup and just focusing on treating my skin and hair right, and just getting important things done like work and workouts. That makes it more fun when I put on makeup and do something different with my hair. I’ll for sure be having my hair like this for the summer. 

Other than that you might be wondering what I’m doing now? Like I wrote earlier I chose to leave the Miss Norway competition, and you can read why HERE

I’ll be here in Norway for a while longer, just planning and focusing on getting to do more talks about selective mutism because it’s something I really believe can help and give hope to others. If you are reading this right now and are interested in knowing more, or have any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact me. My email is on this page! It doesn’t matter where you live or where you’re from. 

I’ll also be focusing on doing more photoshoots now while I’m still in Oslo! I did one very recently, and I can’t wait to show you guys. 

Thank you for all your support ❤

selective mutism · SM

Selektiv Mutisme – Foredrag!

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På lørdag var det klart for fagdag for selektiv mutisme – og dagen jeg skulle ha foredrag! Foreningen for selektiv mutisme har vært helt fantastisk, de har virkelig stått på og fått til så mye. Ovenfor ser dere Anne og meg, en av de som driver foreninger og en helt utrolig dame som jeg kom i kontakt med etter å ha delt min egen historie.

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Jeg har ikke hatt en “presentasjon” siden skoletidene, og da var jeg aldri helt kvitt selektiv mutisme – så det var veldig spesielt for meg at det føltes så naturlig på lørdag.

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Det som var helt utrolig for meg var åpenheten, alle historiene, kampene – og følelsen av at vi alle hadde noe til felles. Alle hadde kjent på fortvilelsen og utfordringene, men samtidig tror jeg mange fikk bekreftet hvor mye riktig de gjør. Hvor mye små skritt betyr. Hvor viktig det er at vi alle står sammen og jobber for mer kunnskap, mer støtte og mer håp.

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Jeg tror alle gikk ut dørene litt lettere, sterkere og veldig klare for nye utfordringer. Det er så viktig å ikke føle seg alene, og til tross for at mamma måtte gjennom det, er det så fint at det finnes et slikt fellesskap nå.

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Det er også så utrolig for meg å tenke på hvor mye historien min har å si for så mange. Det tok en stund før jeg bestemte meg for å dele hva jeg har vært i gjennom, og alle følelsene og tankene som kom med det – men jeg er så glad for at jeg gjorde det. Det er så viktig for meg at dere som sliter vet at dere kan komme dere ut av det en dag. Uansett hvor langt nede dere føler dere, hvor umulig alt føles – dere kan ikke gi opp! Det skjer ikke på en dag, men det skjer gradvis – med både dårlige og gode dager, tøffe øyeblikk og vanskelige utfordringer.

En av de som driver foreningen sendte meg også noe veldig fint som jeg vil dele med dere; “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”

Det kommer alltid til å være verdt det ❤

Foreningen vil veldig gjerne ha flere medlemmer – den er fortsatt ganske liten og trenger all støtte, så gjerne meld dere inn her!

// I think it’s important that I share this in English as well, as it’s something so important! The other day I told my story at an event for SM here in Oslo, amongst professionals, teachers, families… I’m just so happy that there’s amazing people working for this, so that we can all meet, share stories and bring hope to others. There’s so much knowledge still in need to get out there to everyone so people can understand, and so that teachers and professionals can give the right help.

I’m so incredibly grateful for all the nice words and messages, I never thought my story would have such a big impact –  I will keep sharing my story and I will always keep fighting for more awareness. 

I also got a very nice message that I wanted to share; “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”

It will always be worth it ❤

Skincare/Makeup

My tip for keeping a fresh glow all year!

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Anyone who knows me also knows that I really don’t like tanning beds (most of all because it’s so bad for your skin and body!), but they also know how much I like having a bit of a tan and glow all year round. Living in places like London or Norway makes it difficult to get a fresh glow most of the time, so I turn to self tan. It’s so important to me that it leaves a natural result and also that it’s very quick and easy.

I’m so happy I got the chance to test out the Self-Tanning Treatment from Swiss Clinic. It’s a two step treatment that leaves your face looking naturally tanned and fresh. On the photos you can see the results from using it for only three days. After you get the colour and glow you want you only need to use the products for about two times a week.

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The treatment consists of two products – the Self Tan Drops and Self-Tan Pads. I use the self tan drops in the morning after washing my face, and the self-tan pads in the evening after removing my makeup, it also gives your skin moisture and you’ll wake up with an even tan!

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You can find the treatment HERE and my discount code for you guys is “SWISSCLINIC21Y” to get 20% off!

Outfit · personal

What’s going on?

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Finally starting to feel like spring here in Oslo ❤ It makes me soooo happy! Dan and I had the nicest day yesterday. We were both off work and had the whole day to just do whatever we wanted. We started off walking around in the sun, got some food and snacks. Then eventually went to get halloumi burgers to eat at home on our rooftop in the sunshine, with good music and wine.

After that we went in for a bit, then brought the speaker with us while we went walking around going to a few different bars. Cardi B’s new album is out and it made me a bit too excited while we listened to it walking home, so I ended up twisting my ankle because I was just too hyped up, haha. It hurts today…

Now I’m going to get a little bit of work done before going to sleep. My bestfriend has her birthday next week, my mom is coming to visit, I’m speaking about selective mutism, an interview is coming out and I have a shoot – everything very soon so there’s a lot of things going on. Only good ones and I’m so happy ❤

selective mutism · SM

Jeg skal holde foredrag!

Den 21. april skal jeg holde foredrag om selektiv mutisme, dele min historie og fortelle hvordan jeg kom meg ut av det. Det er en fagdag planlagt og organisert av foreningen for selektiv mutisme (selektivmutisme.no).

Jeg vet at det er noen få plasser igjen, så gjerne sikre deg plass ved å trykke på lenken over og registrer deg! Jeg er så glad for at det finnes mennesker som jobber så hardt for å spre kunnskap, hjelpe og støtte. Jeg håper selvfølgelig flere ser viktigheten i det.

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The 21. of April I’ll be having a talk about selective mutism, my story and how I got out of it. It’s a whole day planned by the Norwegian selective mutism organisation (selektivmutisme.no).

Im excited and I’m so happy that there’s people working so hard to spread knowledge, help and support. As it’s in Norwegian and in Norway I can’t really tell you guys you should get a ticket, but I will of course write on here how it went and so on, as well as share some pictures.

If you want to read my story again though, you can press here!