Journal

  • The emancipation of gender and sexuality is a battle that, despite passionate resistance, disgusting incidents and conservative notions, is nearly won. It is my conviction that it won’t take another 100 years for everyone on this planet to be able to be free, within one’s self and in the place you happen
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  • The voice of the generation that came into this world roughly between 1980 and 1995 is heard best in the Pinchuk Art Gallery in the Besarabka area of Kiev. It is the generation that was born when Ukraine was still part of the gigantic USSR, but actually matured in the years that followed the collapse of
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  • There is a saying: ‘no man is an island’. While that is true in many or most cases, people with depression find that this saying doesn’t apply to them. The whole meaning of that quote points to an absolute inclusion of every single person into the social and emotional network of the human race. ‘NO man…’
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  • I am behind the bars in this prison, my hands and feet shackled. Depression is all around, filling my mind. I’m hopeless and helpless. There’s no heroic escape like in Hollywood movies. I’m all alone, clothed in drab, dark clothes. There is no color because depression doesn’t like color. Everything lacks
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  • Your eyes cannot see how many drafts I have made of this article. There were a few. In one of the first versions, I gritted my teeth and barked at the hand of Rodina Mat looming over Kiev atop a hill. The grotesque statue vaguely resembling the Statue of Liberty in New York is something of a relic you
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  • My depression and I have been long-time friends. The kind that share the same apartment, namely my head, and have a love-hate relationship. The love is mostly there on the depression’s side. Let’s just say that I go through phases of resentment and hatred towards it. The diagnosis. Clinically speaking,
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  • As you grow older, do you ever think about how your taste for art changes? And how your life affects your experience of art? There is something about that exciting movement you feel in yourself, when a piece of beautiful artwork strikes a nerve. Be it visual or musical. A song, a movie, a painting. Parts
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