I was born in 1992 in the center of russian colonial empire - in Moscow. I was born from immigrant parents - dad grew up in Ukrainian diaspora of Kazakhstan (his Ukrainian ansestors were deported there in early years of USSR) and mom - from asian part of Russia. I was born the year soviet empire fell apart and it seemed that freedom is seen on the horizon. 

I grew up in 90-th - relatively free perious of time, when LGBT and non-binary artists were on TV and it was OK, when mental health started to be discussed openly and these talks were being normalized, when people with disabilities started to get more included in active life, when sex-education started to come to schools. I dreamed to become a journalist - I wanted to speak truth, protect vulnerable social categories, influence society in order to make it better, nurture values of love, peace and equality. 

And in 2008 I started my education as a journalist in Moscow State university.