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.


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 […]


The story is bigger than me – interview with Abdi Latif Dahir

  Abdi Latif Dahir is a journalist, born in Nairobi and raised in Somalia, who has recently become the East Africa Correspondent at the New York Times. At the TEDxVienna Conference “About Time”, he delivered a speech about how to create beautiful moments and capture them in your memory, even though […]


How about not feeling guilty for being eco-friendly

With the world finally understanding that our ecosystem is, putting it mildly, not in the best condition, more and more people are trying to live more eco-friendly. This is quite a positive trend, taking into account, that mankind has already used up all its ecological resources for the year 2019 […]


Vaccination: Back to the healthier Future

  Sometimes it feels like we already live in the future of sci-fi movies. And it’s not only about voice control in your phone or computer just as in ‘Back to the Future’, paying for your coffee with a smartwatch like in ‘The Simpsons’ (hashtag they predicted) or having video […]