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Karina Vahitova

Karina Vahitova is a post-Soviet queer poet and movement artist from Kiev, Ukraine. She has previously worked with Opportunity Project (helping to develop healing art therapy programs for individuals with brain damage), Studio Formichetti, and Bullett Magazine. She led and managed the global community building effort and performance art archive project at Marina Abramovic Institute. In 2015 she co-founded The Void Academy, an educational initiative helping artists learn how to make a living from their art. She has been a writer-in-residence at a psychophysiology lab and worked as a rape crisis and domestic violence counselor. In 2017, she was a Lambda Literary fellow in poetry. Her writing appears in Fog Machine, Math Magazine, and Black Warrior Review. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles. Pronouns: she/her.