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#UkrainianSpaces

#UkrainianSpaces

By #UkrainianSpaces

amplifying ukrainian voices and decolonizing ukraine conversations. we see millions of ukrainians with perfect english sharing their stories across all social media platforms. yet, the conversations about ukraine are still dominated by foreign, mostly white, and mostly male folks. not only it continuously robs ukrainians of their agency, but it also perpetuates outdated, misleading, and false narratives about ukraine and ukrainians. we want to foster a relaxed, safe, and chill space for ukrainian voices to express themselves without needing to fit into foreign boxes
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middle east, we see you.
middle east, we see you.
Back in February, most Ukrainians still had no idea about the harrowing scale of genocide awaiting them in the coming months. But our friends from Syria and other parts of the Middle East reached out instantly with live-saving tips. Before unleashing it onto Ukraine, Russia tested and polished most of its terrorist and war crimes tactics on Syrian civilians — facing zero consequences or meaningful condemnation. But the hope is that crushing Russia in Ukraine will also end Russian terror in Syria. For another bridge episode, we feature Joey Ayoub, a Lebanese writer and host of The Fire These Times Project, and Leila Al-Shami, a Syrian writer and co-author of 'Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War.' SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voicemail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
55:59
November 27, 2022
south sudan, we see you
south sudan, we see you
"Being free people is not cheap. What Ukrainians are going through is very much similar to what many people in Africa went through or are still going through." For another bridge episode of anti-colonial solidarity, we invited a legend of the South Sudanese liberation movement and prominent African thinker Peter Ajak Blair. In a powerful, raw, and moving chat, he explains why the Ukrainian liberation struggle triggers so many personal memories for him and why he believes more African nations should care.   SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voicemail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
59:50
November 16, 2022
japan, we see you
japan, we see you
when genocide in Ukraine started we were overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and solidarity from Japan. What makes people from, literally, the other side of our planet, to hurt, rally and cheer together with Ukrainians — as if their own lives depend on it? For another bridge episode, we feature Ihor Ihnatiev, an activist from Stand With Ukraine Japan and Asami Terajima, a Kyiv-based journalist with Kyiv Independent. We will also have a very special and moving cameo from one of our Patreon family member, joining live from Japan.  SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
55:32
November 05, 2022
ukraine is diverse af
ukraine is diverse af
this battle is not only about our land. it is about our values, our identity, and our right to proudly manifest who we are. facing genocidal evil that is trying to assimilate us, Ukrainians resist by doubling down on our diversity, creativity, and belief that we can build a better world. for this one, we feature Alice Zhuravel, a proud mixed Ukrainian, a wartime artist making brilliant things at the nexus of tech and media, and the founder of Tozhsamist, a Ukrainian creative collective.  SUPPORT US: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
54:50
October 30, 2022
kazakhstan, we see you
kazakhstan, we see you
'that's very unfair, that you, Ukrainians, have to pay for all of us to find ourselves, to start valuing ourselves, to start emancipating ourselves.' we entered this bridge episode to find some similarities between Kazakhstan and Ukraine in our shared anti-colonial struggle. we ended up with one of our most powerful and moving episodes to date. our featured Ukrainian ally is Botakoz Kassymbekova, a prominent Kazakh scholar and thinker.  SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voicemail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
56:45
October 22, 2022
kyrgyzstan, we see you
kyrgyzstan, we see you
Genocide in Ukraine triggers millions across russian neighborhood. It is more than empathy, though. The history of colonial violence, erasure, and assimilation by russia is a shared experience for dozens of nations. For another bridge episode, we foster Ukrainian-Kyrgyz anti-colonial solidarity and feature brilliant Kyrgyz journalist Bektour Iskender. SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
54:13
October 15, 2022
ukrainian frontline pride
ukrainian frontline pride
for this one, we pay tribute to fearless queer ukrainians who defiantly manifest their rainbow colors even as russian bombs keep raining down on them. kharkiv pride went ahead on September 25th, 2022 in the country's second-largest city — despite fighting ongoing just several kilometers away and non-stop russian shelling. how come ukrainian queer awakening has been turbo-charged by russian full-scale invasion? we feature Ruslana Hnatchenko of Kharkiv Pride and Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, the only transgender journalist covering genocide in Ukraine full-time.   SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voicemail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
54:18
October 08, 2022
big witch energy
big witch energy
we are back to cast a kickass spell of ukrainian ancient magic against russian colonialism. our featured ukrainian is sensational artist Anka Lavriv SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
53:40
October 02, 2022
don’t you dare to look away.
don’t you dare to look away.
we are back to remind you why ukraine and ukrainian voices must remain at the center of global attention and should not be dismissed or ignored. our featured ukrainian is oksana pokalchuk, a legendary human rights defender SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
49:17
September 25, 2022
crimea is ukraine
crimea is ukraine
why ending the war in ukraine it can only be done with the liberation of crimea? why understanding russian settler colonialism in crimea is understanding ukraine? why learning about the resistance of crimean tatars against annihilation is learning about ukraine? why speaking truth about ukraine, no matter how uncomfortable, is paramount? for this one we feature sensational Sevgil Musaieva, an award-winning ukrainian journalist, editor-in-chief of the country's largest independent newsroom Ukrainska Pravda SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail  GET CONNECTED:  find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
55:38
September 14, 2022
UkrainianSpaces Season 2 Premiere: taiwan, we see you
UkrainianSpaces Season 2 Premiere: taiwan, we see you
for season two, we are trying something new: building stronger bridges between ukrainians and our allies across the globe. in this one, we connect with kickass anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism fighters in taiwan, where strong solidarity with ukraine keeps making global headlines. why taiwanese feel so passionately about a nation living literally on the side of the planet? our featured ukrainian is a prominent ukrainian activist and digital storyteller, olek shyn. our featured ukrainian ally is a taiwanese freedom fighter and activist, aurora chang.   #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail. Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
57:28
September 07, 2022
UkrainianSpaces S1 finale: 8 reasons to be hopeful about Ukraine
UkrainianSpaces S1 finale: 8 reasons to be hopeful about Ukraine
for the season one finale, we keep it in the family and gather our #UkrainianSpaces family members to put messages of ukrainian hope, love, resilience, and defiance into a podcast time capsule. featured ukrainians are: mariam naiem, olek shyn, stas olenchenko, maria buchelnikova, romeo kokriatski, vinok collective, kvitka perehinets, tetyana denford (bisyk). #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail  Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms:  ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:05:31
August 23, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #33: our pet superpower
UkrainianSpaces #33: our pet superpower
one of the most visceral imagery from the ongoing genocide in ukraine has been ukrainians risking everything to save their pets or animals caught in-between fire. from zoo keepers who keep showing up for work even under russian shelling and rescuers putting their lives on the line to save pets trapped under rubble of russian terrorist attacks, to thousands of volunteers working 24/7 to assist war-affected animals in the most dangerous places across the country. because our pets are another ukrainian superpower. for this one we feature olha chevhaniuk, a kickass ukrainian animal rights activist behind @UAnimalsENG, ukraine's largest animal rescue initiative.  #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
56:33
August 20, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #32: that far-right question
UkrainianSpaces #32: that far-right question
apparently, eight years of ukrainians having the lowest levels of political representation of far-right forces in europe is not self-evident. so we gather once again to put all the stupid myths about far-rights in ukraine to the ground. our featured ukrainians are ukrainian prominent journalists @NikaMelkozerova and @KSergatskova. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail and get featured in the show. Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:07:46
August 17, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #31: defiance of romani ukrainians
UkrainianSpaces #31: defiance of romani ukrainians
this #UkrainianSpaces is going to be claimed by romani ukrainians and the stories of their struggle and defiance amid genocide in ukraine. our featured ukrainian is Natali Tomenko, a brilliant romani ukrainian activist behind @ArcaYngo, a movement uniting aroma youth in ukraine. #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
56:07
August 15, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #30: generation freedom
UkrainianSpaces #30: generation freedom
this is a tribute to the generation freedom, young ukrainians in their 20s and 30s who are tasked with defending ukraine from russian aggression. identically to folks of their age elsewhere, they love their flat-whites, avocado toasts and oversharing on social media. but they also put their lives on the line and die for democracy, equality, and freedom. for this one, we keep it in the family and invite back mariam naiem, a ukrainian artist, researcher and digital storyteller  #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
55:36
August 10, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #29: pride in diversity
UkrainianSpaces #29: pride in diversity
there are over 60+ million ukrainians globally. we speak different languages, we are of different religions, skin colors, and ethnicities. but for the first time, each and every one of us is working in unison to ensure our homeland stands, our shared values are defended, our diversity is preserved, and our voices are not silenced. to understand ukraine is to learn why diversity is integral to our identity and how it glues us together instead of dividing us. for this one, we feature Rissana Shytu, a proud queer Ukrainian woman of color, an entrepreneur, a migrant, and, as of recently, a volunteer running a refugee center for Ukrainians in Spain.  #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
51:19
August 06, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #28: how foreign leftists failed us
UkrainianSpaces #28: how foreign leftists failed us
in this one, we vent about cruel, arrogant and colonial treatment ukrainians get from some foreign leftists. our featured ukrainian is Romeo Kokriatski, a journalist, podcaster, and proud marxist. #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail. Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:00:54
August 03, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #27: decolonizing donbas
UkrainianSpaces #27: decolonizing donbas
the mythology around donbas forms the ideological foundation of russian genocidal campaign in ukraine. you won't understand kremlin's obsession with eradicating ukrainians without decolonizing your views about eastern ukraine. this episode features Yevhenii Monastyrskyi, a brilliant ukrainian historian from luhansk. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:02:30
August 01, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #26: making truth louder
UkrainianSpaces #26: making truth louder
"every photographer dreams of taking a photo that will stop the war." this is the quote by maks levin, a ukrainian journalist executed by russian terrorists for documenting their war crimes in kyiv suburbs earlier this year. freedom of speech is sacrosanct for ukrainians. that's why fierce and fearless ukrainian journalism became the backbone of the ukrainian democracy. these days thousands of ukrainian journalists keep risking their lives every day to make sure that the truth about this genocide is documented and amplified. despite that dozens of their colleagues are already killed by russian terrorists. despite that over 80% of them lost their income partially or fully. despite that foreign big tech keeps indiscriminately censoring their work and refuses to deplatform lavishly-funded kremlin propaganda. for this tribute to ukrainians who make truth louder we invited andrey boborykin, CEO of ukraine's largest and oldest independent newspaper ukrainska pravda. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:00:41
July 28, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #25: decolonizing our literature
UkrainianSpaces #25: decolonizing our literature
many around the world can namedrop russian writers. few can do the same when it comes to ukrainian literature. even though the ukrainian literary tradition is more than half a millennia older than russian. even though there wouldn't be russian literature without ukraine. even though many names that folks abroad think are russian are in fact ukrainian writers whose work russian colonialism has appropriated. for this one we recruit brilliant ukrainian journalist Bohdana Neborak to help us to decolonize ukrainian literature for the rest of the world. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail. Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:01:30
July 26, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #24: reconnecting with our roots
UkrainianSpaces #24: reconnecting with our roots
every fourth ukrainian lives not in ukraine. that's between 10 and 15 million of us who identify as ukrainian or have ukrainian ancestry. new genocide in our ancestral land activated ukrainianess in so many from the diaspora. but for the first time in our history, ukrainians abroad and at home are experiencing this awakening in sync. for this episode we feature a ukrainian-british journalist and entrepreneur, joseph stashko. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail: https://anchor.fm/ukrainianspaces/message Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks 
01:00:03
July 23, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #23: the queerness of being a ukrainian
UkrainianSpaces #23: the queerness of being a ukrainian
pride is something ukrainians have been punished for, over and over again, for centuries. pride in being who they are, the language they speak, the values they cherish, and the pride in who they love. in many ways, there's so much queerness in being a ukrainian. and who are the best folks to testify to that than queer ukrainians themselves. for this one, #UkrainianSpaces co-founder maksym eristavi and a prominent ukrainian digital storyteller, maria aka VinokCollective decolonize everything about ukrainian pride.  #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail: https://anchor.fm/ukrainianspaces/message Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
55:35
July 20, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #22: nurturing back to life
UkrainianSpaces #22: nurturing back to life
food is sacral for ukrainians. any rituals around growing, cooking, sharing, and eating foods are synonymous with persisting, surviving, thriving, and connecting with fellow ukrainians against all odds. that's why one of the nicest things you can do to show appreciation for a ukrainian is to learn how to cook ukrainian dishes. today’s #UkrainianSpaces is all about nurturing all of us back to life, and decolonizing some stuff about ukrainian cuisine and culture along the way. our featured ukrainian is a celebrity chef and storyteller-foodwriter Olia Hercules. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail: https://anchor.fm/ukrainianspaces/message Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
01:01:39
July 18, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #21: new generation
UkrainianSpaces #21: new generation
from frontlines and volunteering to the global campaign of informing and explaining ukraine, the ukrainian resistance to russian fascism is led by a brilliant, defiant and new generation of young ukrainians. in this one we feature a young ukrainian journalist and rising star of ukrainian journalism anastasiia lapatina to represent it. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail: https://anchor.fm/ukrainianspaces/message Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
47:14
July 14, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #20: white-on-white colonialism
UkrainianSpaces #20: white-on-white colonialism
one of the biggest misconceptions about colonialism is that it must be exclusive to racial relations. only white folks can colonize and only folks of color can be colonized. but the history of ukraine, most of eastern europe, as well as scotland and ireland beg to differ. our featured ukrainian nadia dobrianska, an ireland-based ukrainian journalist, educates us about parallels between colonial experiences of the irish and ukrainians #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail: https://anchor.fm/ukrainianspaces/message Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
39:26
July 12, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #19: burnout
UkrainianSpaces #19: burnout
we are always unfiltered, raw and honest so today’s episode is about the thing all ukrainians are going through but few admit it: burnout. the featured ukrainian is researcher/activist Kvitka Perehinets. please don't forget to rate and comment on this episode - it helps us to trend. #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices. You can also send us a voice mail here. Find #UkrainianSpaces on more platforms: ukrainianspaces.com Follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
59:41
July 09, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #18: self-decolonization
UkrainianSpaces #18: self-decolonization
roses are red, violets are blue. russian colonialism - we are coming for you. this episode is all about the historic moment of powerful self-decolonization most of us, ukrainians, are going through. our featured ukrainian is sasha boychenko, a social justice researcher and advocate. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
55:24
July 05, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #17: russian language in ukraine, explained
UkrainianSpaces #17: russian language in ukraine, explained
understanding ukraine is understanding why ukrainians are bilingual; why and how we choose what language to speak in everyday lives; and why so many ukrainians ended up speaking russian in the first place. we won't say this issue is simple, but it is possible for a foreigner to grasp. ukrainian social media influencer and ukraine explainer stas olenchenko comes back to help us out with this topic and share a powerful family story to illustrate it. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
01:01:26
June 30, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #16: scholzing
UkrainianSpaces #16: scholzing
scholzing — is a new ukrainian slang-word meaning 'promising without delivering.' we need to talk about german obsession with russian colonialism. specifically, why german political elites would rather see 44 million ukrainians being wiped out in genocide than make moscow upset. we think that nata druhak, a prominent ukrainian living in berlin is the best person to unpack that. #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
55:07
June 28, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #15: uncomfortable truths
UkrainianSpaces #15: uncomfortable truths
have you noticed how uncomfortable some foreigners get around ukrainians these days? especially around those of us who speak out and unapologetically manifest our identities? perhaps because ukrainians are calling out the injustice of a genocide happening in the middle of europe in 2022 and the 'never again' bs. perhaps because we are pointing to problems with the international order that many would rather ignore? perhaps it is the best illustration of why the genocide of ukrainians is happening in the first place. for this one, we invited one of the ukrainian champions of uncomfortable truths, a volunteer and gameplay designer sergey mohov. #UkrainianSpaces is a 100% independent, volunteer, and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices and decolonize more Ukraine conversations
59:41
June 23, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #14: dealing with trauma
UkrainianSpaces #14: dealing with trauma
watching your people perishing in genocide is another-level trauma. it is exceptionally traumatic if you are witnessing it in person. but it will leave you deeply traumatized if you are witnessing via screens and social media, too. a prominent ukrainian journalist Jane Lytvynenko joins us to educate all of us about vicarious trauma, how to talk to your ukrainian friends at a time of genocide and clarify if the ukrainian way of dealing with grief is any different? #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
01:00:35
June 21, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #13: make ukraine trend
UkrainianSpaces #13: make ukraine trend
this is the first genocide in human history being broadcasted live to the rest of the world 24/7. tens of millions of ukrainians are forced to defend their humanity on the ground. and online too. this struggle brought to light a new generation of ukrainian storytellers that educate the world and decolonize views of ukraine in a powerful, impactful way. in this one, we feature two of them: maria kuchapski aka vinok collective and tetyana denford aka tetyana bisyk #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
01:01:27
June 16, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #12: word!
UkrainianSpaces #12: word!
how many russian writers you know who are actually ukrainian? why so few people are familiar with one of the most ancient literature cultures in europe? if i want to start exploring ukrainian literature, where do i start? for this one, we invited kate tsurkan, a journalist and honorary ukrainian, to decolonize foreign myths about ukrainian literature and give you a crash-course on it #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
55:20
June 08, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #11: herstory of ukraine
UkrainianSpaces #11: herstory of ukraine
the role of women is so central to the ukrainian identity that even the word 'ukraine' is widely associated here with 'a woman,' first. the country has exceptionally ancient, pioneering and strong matriarchal traditions that still manifest to the day as, for example, europe's largest share of women on active military duty or women leading ukrainian civil society. additionally, powerful female energy has been and remains one of the key threat factors for the extremist patriarchy of the russian colonial rule. we recruit the help of Olena Shevchenko, a prominent queer activist and feminist, and our own Valeriia Voshchevska, stepping in this time as a co-founder of Marsh Zhinok, Ukraine's largest feminist rally, to decolonize the image of ukrainian women. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
55:37
June 02, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #10: reformed
UkrainianSpaces #10: reformed
the russian invasion of Ukraine did not start on February 24th, 2022. first russian tanks rolled over our borders in early 2014. however, despite the war and constant annihilation attempts by moscow, in the last eight years, ukraine turned into europe's powerhouse of reforms. from radical economic, anti-corruption and energy transformations to human rights equality advances that left behind even some EU states. few foreign media paid attention to it, but ukraine was one of the most powerful emerging success stories in europe. and that was quite likely the reason behind russian mad drive for revenge. in this episode we ask prominent anti-corruption fighter olena halushka and energy reformer alina sviderska to decolonize foreign myths and disinfo about 'backward ukraine'
01:04:56
May 25, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #9: ukraine mini-guides
UkrainianSpaces #9: ukraine mini-guides
if only there was a collection of digestible, cool, smart mini-guides to ukraine that we can all share to educate our foreign friends in foreign languages, right? stas olenchenko and maria buchelnikova are on the mission to do exactly that. we asked them about most popular ukraine topics in need to decolonize and how to do ukraine awareness right. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
58:28
May 23, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #8: queer pride
UkrainianSpaces #8: queer pride
in this one, we decolonize foreign views of queer ukraine. since the first day of the genocide, tens of thousands of queer ukrainians rushed to the frontline to defend europe from russian fascism. even more, work non-stop supporting the troops and genocide victims in all ways imaginable. many do it openly and proudly, without hiding their rainbow colors — their lives in ukraine might not be ideal, but under russian rule there are going to be no queer lives at all. our featured ukrainian is a prominent ukrainian transgender activist and proud kyivpride family member edward reese #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
47:31
May 12, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #7: russian colonialism in ukraine
UkrainianSpaces #7: russian colonialism in ukraine
you won't understand the ongoing genocide in ukraine if you haven't heard about russian colonialism. we recruit two brilliant ukrainians to explain it: filmmaker Oleksiy Radynski and researcher/activist Kvitka Perehinets. this episode includes such gems as: the biggest hole in the russian colonialism mythology, how russian colonialism manifests in the everyday lives of ukrainians, how russian colonialism is inherently fascist, how russian colonialism uses the same copy-paste job in ukraine for centuries, why russian colonialism won't end with putin — and more #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
55:17
April 18, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #6: decolonizing our culture and identity
UkrainianSpaces #6: decolonizing our culture and identity
this one is for ages: how russia has been appropriating ukrainian culture for centuries, why nobody in the west talks about russian colonialism, is ukraine racist, why being ukrainian has nothing to do with ethnicity or language or skin color, the biggest misconception about ukrainian nationalism and more. our featured ukrainians are researcher/ artist Mariam Naiem and a prominent youtuber/ movie critic Alina Nikulina #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
01:02:58
April 14, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #5: ukraine, explained
UkrainianSpaces #5: ukraine, explained
in this one, we decolonize all the stupid shit foreigners think or say about ukraine with the help of julia tymoshenko, ukraine explainer-in-chief on insta #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
59:30
April 12, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #4: media coverage
UkrainianSpaces #4: media coverage
since the genocide started ukraine has been the focus of the most intense foreign news coverage ever. yet, it has also never been so wrong and distorted. seen through the western gaze, ukraine is often covered and explained without zero ukrainian voices. and when they are included, they are labeled too emotional or too biased to take seriously. this week we decolonize foreign news coverage of ukraine. our featured ukrainian is olga tokariuk, a prominent ukrainian journalist #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
57:25
April 10, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #3: solidarity with ukraine
UkrainianSpaces #3: solidarity with ukraine
ukraine has seen an unprecedented wave of global solidarity since russians launched the genocide of ukrainians. hundreds of millions fundraised, billions sent in various types of aid. millions of people around the world volunteer for the cause of ukraine's freedom. however, in the end, foreign humanitarian aid to the country is a mess. ukraine receives tons of stuff she doesn't need and next to zero of what she asks. this week we decolonize foreign myths about what solidarity with ukraine should really look like. our featured ukrainian is tymofiy mylovanov, ukraine's former economy minister, current adviser to the presidential administration and president of kyiv school of economics SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
49:43
April 06, 2022
UkrainianSpaces #2: culture and feminism
UkrainianSpaces #2: culture and feminism
most are familiar with russian culture. as a culture-colonizer it thrived globally at expense of colonized voices that were silenced, repressed, and appropriated. that's exactly the reason why centuries of kickass anti-colonial art done by ukrainians remains mostly unknown to the rest of the world. especially the names of ukranian women who have been leading it with powerful messages of equality, freedom and, oftentimes, quernees — decades before it became mainstream in the rest of europe. ukrainian scholar sasha dovzhyk is our featured ukrainian for this one. #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices.
47:39
April 04, 2022
our ukrainian identity, explained
our ukrainian identity, explained
a jewish-ukrainian president and a korean-ukrainian governor emerge as key leaders in the ukrainian liberation war. perfect timing to decolonize your views about what it means to be a ukrainian. spoiler: it has nothing to do with ethnicity, race, or language. our featured ukrainian is oleksandr shyn, a civil society diplomat and activist SUPPORT: #UkrainianSpaces is 100% independent, volunteer and listener-supported initiative. If you like us, please become our Patreon sponsor and help us to amplify more Ukrainian voices GET FEATURED: you can also send us a voice mail GET CONNECTED: find #UkrainianSpaces on ukrainianspaces.com _ twitter _insta_ follow Val and Maksym Val’s twitter and Insta and tiktoks Maksym’s twitter and insta and tiktoks
54:16
March 31, 2022