Nawrocki was born in East End of Vancouver to Polish/Ukrainian Canadian parents. Politically aware at a young age, he started an underground newspaper at high school. Nawocki’s attended Langara College and Simon Fraser University co-editing the university's newspaper The Peak. Bored with study he dropped out to edit a radical neighbourhood newspaper before going on to edit an international anarchist newsjournal, The Open Road and freelance for The Georgia Straight. In 1981 Nawrocki left Vancouver for employment in Montreal within the public relations industry. After a drunken night in 1985 he realized would like to be a cabaret artist and after meeting improv guitarist Sylvain Coté at a poetry reading formed poetry/music ensemble Rhythm Activism. In 1993 Nawrocki began his first anti-sexist, sex positive, comedy cabarets on the topics of date rape, sexual harassment and violence against women. By the end of 2005 Nawrocki was teaching a course at Concordia University's School of Community & Public Affairs on The Arts, Radical Social Change and Community Economic Development. A self-described anarchist Nawrocki is a prolific performer and occasional author.