Kalina Mladenova
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
Well, Well, Well

One broken heart, one glass of wine, and one game of Jenga. This is what my Wednesday evening looked like. My long-distance boyfriend had just […]

The Beginning of the War (from the Perspective of Lydia Fomenko)

On February 24 at 2 a.m., 32-year-old Lydia woke to the sound of a bomb hitting a building nearby her apartment in Odessa, “My heart went to my heels. There was smoke, and then light. It was the start of the war. We decided to leave the next morning."

A One-Way Ticket to “Home”

One backpack. What would you take? Not a 20-year-old stuffed hippo, I suppose. Over the past two years, I have been moving constantly. I lived […]

Day in the Life in Quarantine

A hard-boiled egg and blueberry muffin for breakfast, sweet potato bowl for lunch and steak for dinner. Oh, and of course, one simply cannot forget […]