Olena Levitina


About Olena Levitina

A journalism student from Ukraine willing to change this world for the better with words (that will motivate to take action). Besides writing, Lena is passionate about history, art and different cultures.


What did you do not to be judgmental?

Trigger warning: This article raises awareness about current issues around domestic violence.   The recent scandal with the Ukrainian-born celebrity, Regina Todorenko, made a lot of people talk about domestic violence. During an Instagram-live with a journalist, Todorenko was discussing another celebrity who talked about being beaten up by his […]


Happiness within – TEDxVienna’s first online event

TEDxVienna launched its first online event on May 22nd. It was the first of six events as part of the TEDxViennaSalon series “Adventures Within”. Each of the events has its own theme: work, intimacy, calmness, family, and authenticity. The first event was dedicated to happiness.  The Happiness event lasted two […]


An alternative way of celebrating Mother’s Day

Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, which is the 10th of May this year. This holiday exists to honor mothers and motherhood.  Even though the idea of this holiday is great, it can be stressful, as it often happens with all other holidays. The worst-case […]


The World Book and Copyright Day: How to support local artists and why it matters

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23rd.  Its main focus is to promote reading and publishing, as well as protecting intellectual property At first, it was only celebrated in Spain, where  publishers decided to commemorate one of the most prominent Spanish authors, Miguel de […]


How to stay in the right mind while staying at home

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, people need to change their lives and adapt to the new circumstances. As absurd as it may sound, we can now save lives by simply staying at home. However, not leaving the house can also be challenging. Therefore, TEDxVienna has come up with some […]


Freedom of information day: a cornerstone freedom and the responsibility of having it

March 16th is the international day of Freedom of Information. In the new age of the internet, we are surrounded by tons of different information on a daily basis, and sometimes we might forget how vital that information and the access to it are. So, it is worth taking some […]


Is language discrimination still a thing? 

We are in 2020 and, thankfully, in the past few decades more and more people have been drawing more attention to the problem of various kinds of discrimination. Citizens of the world slowly develop an understanding that we are all different, and that it is for our own sake to […]


How to slide into the New Year and not fall off the track 

As much as we love winter holidays, we can all admit that the holiday season is quite stressful. This stress doesn’t only relate to the pre-festive season, but also to the post-holiday blues. At first, we have to buy presents, and shopping around Christmas time can be stressful, not just […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


Revolting Youth: A new form of teenage rebellion

During the TEDxVienna 2019 Conference “About Time” we listened to Kacey Wong, an artist from Hong Kong. His powerful talk was about protests in Hong Kong and how art can be a form of protest. He unites art and social activism. At the beginning of his speech, Kacey said: “My city […]