(Participant from Ukraine)
I’m a social scientist, fresh graduate from Central European University, activist and researcher. I have studied sociology, psychology, social work and gender studies. My main scientific interest lies in LGBT-youth-related issues, such as homophobic bulling, heteronormativity and homonormativity in youth communities, new media and online communities as a way of resistance to homophobic societies. I have already participated in Asso in Action – Youth in Action program for NGO activists and in Change-Exchange-Transformation program for Ukrainian youth. I was interested in Moving Borders because it’s a great way of getting new knowledge and experience in a multicultural environment. As an active participant in the civil life of my country, I view it as an opportunity to engage is thought-provoking discussions and get acquainted with new perspectives on the subjects of civil rights, Europeanization and integration of Ukraine, culture conflicts and interpersonal relations.