Veronika M.

Early childhood: Ukraine To begin with I was born in 1984 in Kiev, Ukraine. I was raised by my mother who was a governmental worker and grandmother who was a teacher of Ukrainian and Russian language and literature. My father was an alcoholic. I remember him since I was 2 years old very unclear but … Read more


In mid-September 2010, my friend Amanda from high school died at age 20 after a speeding drunk driver hit her while she was riding her bicycle; he hit her so hard that she flew 200 feet (~60.96 m). Upon hearing about her death, I was completely shocked. I could not pay attention in class. Time … Read more