About

Feminists of Kyiv is an independent online media outlet founded by Kyiv-based activists and friends Bozhena Makovska, Maryna Isaieva, and Michael Tulsky.

Since 2014, we've been collectively engaged in civic activism and humanitarian work. Organising and participating in human rights initiatives, assisting the IDPs, fighting corruption, advocating for women's and LGBTQ+ rights, climate justice, and other causes, we aim to contribute to a more inclusive and vibrant democratic future for Ukraine.

In 2019, we launched the Feminists of Kyiv platform to amplify the voices of women, trans, and nonbinary people who represent the local feminist communities. Through high-quality interviews, translated into English, we share personal stories of Ukrainian changemakers on our website, social media, and at public events.

Our mission is to connect Ukrainian and international feminist communities, fostering collaborations, initiating dialogues, and building a global solidarity movement. We aspire to pave the way for a more equitable society, both within Ukraine and beyond its borders, by establishing strong networks of partnerships.

Despite facing security threats due to ongoing Russian aggression, our team remains dedicated to our mission. Confronting the deepest trauma and instability that permeate every aspect of our lives, we continue to produce new interviews and articles, showcasing the struggles of those grassroots initiatives and individuals that unite to help the most vulnerable in the midst of the full-scale war.

The media is completely independent and operated by a team of volunteers. Your support, whether through sharing our content or contributing financially, empowers us to continue this important work.

If you'd like to support us financially, there are a couple of ways to do so:

● Make a secure donation through our PayPal account at [email protected]

● Join our community as a Patron by signing up for a monthly subscription - patreon.com/femky

If you're interested in collaborating with us, feel free to get in touch! You can contact us either through the form below or by sending an email to [email protected]

For the media inquiries, please write us at [email protected]

Our Team

Bozhena Makovska

Maryna Isaieva

Michael Tulsky

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