- Please tell us a bit about you, what is your story?
My name is Anna. I am Ukrainian. My parents had to evacuate from Izyum. They had 10 minutes to collect documents and leave. Now our house is destroyed to pieces and my parents don't have anywhere to return.
- Tell us about your experience with the war - what happened for you?
After the 1st week of frustration, incomprehension, fears, tears, hopes, and depression, I made the choice to not give up and not be one more victim of the war. I turned to action, joined the volunteering organization You are the Angel and turned my focus on helping those I could.
- Tell us about the photoshoot - what does it capture for you?
The photoshoot represents the state of darkness and hope, The ocean gives strength, power, faith that everything is possible.
- If people want to help Ukraine, what would be the most effective way now in your experience?
The ways to help are to keep learning more about Ukrainian culture and people. Being supportive towards people who have been through tough times, even if indirectly, we all feel it in our body and nervous system. Support through people you trust and organizations that are open and transparent about where your money goes.