I was born in Zaporizhzhia three years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. What followed was a learning curve. A Ukrainian killjoy with a PhD in Comparative Literature, I teach, curate cultural projects and write about Ukraine's resistance to Russia.
On Feb.24, Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The whole country became a war zone.
I'm editor-in-chief of Kyiv-based Zaborona Media, co-founder of the 2402 Fund, and a journalist who reports from Ukraine.