Katya Kazbek is originally from Russia. She is a feminist and an LGBTIQ issues freelance writer. Her work has been published in Creative Times Report, Russian GQ and Vogue. Katya’s main fields of interest include the post-colonial struggle in the ex-USSR territories, race, migration, class, sexual violence and queer identities. She likes drag queens and messy cooking and currently lives in New York City with her partner. She has an MA from Oxford and is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction at Columbia University, where she is at work on a novel.