Hi, my name is Natalia (@maksinota) and I love sharing my explorations of new cities, learning foreign languages and different cultures. I am fond of history, philosophy and art. I was born in the small Ukrainian town of Kamianka. I have been live in Kyiv, Warsaw, Tehran and Istanbul. I currently live in Vancouver.


In 2007, I graduated at the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Than I graduated the Kyiv PR school BeFirst and started writing for the SweatEr blog, where I recorded interviews with favorite musicians.


In Tehran, I attended lectures at the Dehkhoda Institute & International Center for Persian Studies, where I studied the Persian language, and also actively traveled to the oldest country in the world. After returning to Kyiv, I wrote an article for favorite Marie Claire magazine and attended a course of lectures on journalism and public relations at the Free Educational Platform. Also I studied the Polish language at the Polish House.


I write content people want to read, using language to empower connection.