a Kind of Refugee began in early March 2022, as a newsletter to show something of my life as a kind of refugee in Lviv, after fleeing my home of 16 years in Kyiv on February 24. since then i’ve been reflecting on developments in the war in Ukraine with respect to my own upbringing in the US post-WWII Ukrainian diaspora and offering glimpses into life in a country—and world—under attack.

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Larissa Babij

is a Ukrainian-American writer, translator and movement artist based in Ukraine since 2005. Since Feb. 24, 2022, she's lived in various cities, following developments in the war, opportunities to help defend Ukraine, and her own curiosity.