In 2007 she was featured in the documentary film, I bóg stworzył transwestytę. During the elections that year, she arrived at the polling station, accompanied by German and Polish camera crews, but because of the male-looking photograph on her identity documents, she was not allowed to vote. This led to a debate in the Polish media on identity and sex.
Later she was featured in the media when she met with a letting agent to complete a pre-arranged lease, and he refused to let her have the apartment.
In August 2014, she was invited on Polsat news along with Artur Zawisza, the leader of the right-wing Ruch Narodowy (National Movement). Zawisza referred to her as 'it', 'that thing' and 'male whore'. Rafalala retorted with “You, sir, are a stupid man who lies on the air”, and finally, as he would not stop his insults, poured water on him, after which he left the studio.
- M. Hompes. "Gender and Sexuality in Poland". Art and Resistance. http://art-and-resistance.blogspot.ca/p/gender-and-sexuality-in-poland.html.
- "Celebrity transsexual gets into TV scrap with nationalist". Polskie Radio DLA Zagranicy, 08.08.2014. http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/178385,Celebrity-transsexual-gets-into-TV-scrap-with-nationalist#sthash.gDUYsItl.