Who is World Within Her?

A very warm and bubbly welcome to the World Within Her.

Although who I really am is the soul that lives within, I go by the name of Marsha aka Maria (same same but different)!

I’m a 20-something Russian, born in Lithuania, and who now rests her bones in London. I’ve been in London for the last 15 years and now ready to move somewhere tropical, where I can own a watermelon farm and watch the sun rise above the ocean every morning. 

The need to travel..

I am a seeker - of truth, of new adventures, of soul connections and of Self Click To Tweet

I’ve been a jet-setter from as early as four months, and my wanderlust has taken me to 70 cities in 27 countries on five continents so far.  

I hugged a koala at an animal sanctuary in Australia, dived with wild dolphins in Israel, flew to Portugal for a day to get some sun, taught kids English in the Dominican Republic, watched the sunrise from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, enjoyed Christmas markets in Prague, experienced my first ever tropical thunderstorm in Koh Samui, ate the sweetest watermelon from a local farmers market in Morocco, admired the sheer beauty of Gaudi’s work in Barcelona, had a morning jet-ski date in Malta, swam in fresh water lakes in Lithuania, delighted in ongoing love-affair with Italy especially Lake Como, jumped off cliffs in Jamaica, sunbathed naked on our own private boat in Sardinia, rode to Hollywood beach on a Harley in Miami, fell in love in Thessaloniki, watched David Haye lose in Frankfurt, had my heart broken in Paris, witnessed the wonder of Niagara Falls  in Canada, spent my childhood summers in Siberia and hiked up 750 steps to the peak of Mount Sinai in Egypt. 

Travel is my biggest passion, all I want to do is travel and make a difference. I value experiences over anything material. I find that travel makes me learn so much about myself and the world, it has too much to offer for us not to explore it and soak it all of its beauty!

Connecting with people, is one of my biggest values, so when I travel, I love connecting with the locals and experiencing the country in the most authentic way.  These are the experiences that seek when I travel. I am really not the type to get an all-inclusive hotel and spend a week not even going to the sea to swim, let alone explore the country I am in! I like to get up early and go exploring!

My mission..

My mission is to create awareness about those things, which will make this world a better place. Eco-tourism, sustainable ways of living, spreading love and connecting with people, as well as leading a cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. I am all about having the finer things in life, without compromising on ethics and making people’s lives more meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling. That includes travelling to locations which will inspire you, giving back in form of volunteering or just spending your money on products that give back and make a difference. Engaging with like-minded people and inspiring you to find your purpose and your calling! 

I made a choice to take that risk and leave the safety of something that was not fulfilling me, and live the life I have always imagined (minus the initial struggles) and embody the changes that I want to see in the world, I hope to inspire people to follow their hearts and also live out their wildest dreams. 

I don’t think I am the next Mother Teresa, (I am waaay too ratchet) but I do believe that I am more than just another blogger.

How it all begun..

Worldwithinher blog was born in 2014, while working – but wilting – as a well paid receptionist in an immaculate, shiny, white showroom. I was a Personal Shopper before that. 

I started my blog as a travel diary while on my two-week holiday to Thailand with my then-boyfriend, as a way of helping friends and family to keep up with us. I loved blogging every night, but didn’t keep up the momentum after returning from Thailand but then.. 

I went vegan!

Initially for health reasons, suffering from an acidic gut, bad digestion and a few other issues, I decided to try a plant-based diet after watching Forks Over Knives and seeing the effects it had on our health.  Also, it did help that, while working at the showroom with very little to do, I spent my days researching veganism and every nutrient and vitamin that our bodies need, and where I can get that from on a plant-based diet. 

Lifestyle Blogger Was Born..

As a woman who has a certain standard of living, I didn’t want to ‘go without’ and deny myself pleasure just because I now chose to not contribute to the exploitation of animals for our own benefit. I started visiting all the vegan restaurants and cafes in London and writing up reviews on them, I got myself my first writing gig for www.MaybeLdner.com as their ‘healthy’ veggie contributor and I helped to attract a wider readership and educate readers about all the vegan eateries out there. But of course, being vegan is a lifestyle and not a diet hence why I blog all things connecting to a vegan lifestyle, so this is your hub for all things gorgeous and conscious. 


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Follow me on my journey, as I explore the world compassionately, without compromising on the finer things in life. Find the inspiration to dive more deeply into yourself, by following me to incredible retreats and various projects where I give back, and become healthier with the food choices that I make and be kinder to the planet and animals with the products that I choose to invest in. 

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Come and say hiiiiii 🙂

If you wish to work with me, please feel free to email me at worldwithinher@gmail.com 




Marsha x

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12 Responses
  • Inês
    July 3, 2016

    Your blog looks so beautiful!! I’m super excited to read all about your travels and vegan recipes – who knows, maybe you’ll convince me to try one! 😉

    • Marsha Derevianko
      July 16, 2016

      Thank you Ines, means a lot. I have so many more recipes to come 😉 make sure you are subscribed so you get all my posts in your email and you don’t miss any!

  • Elena
    July 3, 2016

    Sounds good to me. We all are responsible for our choices. So lets make a better healthier ones-now and again.
    Thank you for being such an amazing person and constant inspiration.
    With Love <3

    • Marsha Derevianko
      July 16, 2016

      Aww thanks mum, I appreciate your kind words.. I am only half as amazing as you are <3 x

  • Gareth
    July 15, 2016

    Your website looks amazing! Love reading your blogs and really proud of message your getting out there! Keep up the beautiful work! Ps I will need all your best restaurant tips!!

    • Marsha Derevianko
      July 16, 2016

      Thanks Gareth, so sweet of you! I will keep it coming and keep the message alive 😉

  • Sam
    July 19, 2016

    Oh my oh my in my **American accent**. I love it. You are the perfect face for an advert (think about it). I am trying to go vegan but I love eggs too much. So I live by a vegan lifestyle but I cheat every now and again on weekends … well done Marsha.

    • Marsha Derevianko
      July 22, 2016

      Haha aww thank you Sam! Hopefully I will become a face of a cool brand in the future #goals! We all have our weaknesses, but I think its important not to beat yourself up. Have you tried the vegan eggs??

  • Mr X
    October 13, 2016

    Keep up the good work! You were destined for this and great to see how things have evolved in such short space of time! Big respect!

    From Mr. Anonymous …..be good to catch up soon genuinely it’s been too long… hmmmm who is this?…….keep up the hustle 😉

    • Marsha Derevianko
      October 20, 2016

      Thank you Mr. Anonymous.. It would be hard to catch up with you not knowing who you are!? Glad to see you following my journey either way, whoever you are 🙂

  • Chetna
    March 30, 2017

    Hi Marsha, we met a vegan picnic in primrose hill last year. It was lovely to meet you and love your website/blog.

    • Marsha Derevianko
      April 7, 2017

      Hey Chetna,

      Yes I remember, I encouraged you to follow your heart in regards to your career and what you wanted to do right? Thank you so much! It would be lovely to connect again soon! x

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