︎ Writer

I’m a freelance journalist and essayist. I have eclectic interests and write about a range of topics including art, culture, lifestyle, and the immigrant experience. Some things I’ve written about include: Los Angeles, farmers markets, Russian-speaking banquet hallsimmigrant nostalgia, useless bodiesrelationships, friendship breakups, friendship coachesshame, cockroaches, a dinner cruise, post-Soviet writerswhat it means to be a good immigrant daughter, cheeky paintings of modern fairytales, and a queer cruising paradise. My essays have been featured in the LAist newsletter, New York Times newsletter, and in Memoir Monday. Check out more of my writing here