Hello! I am one of this summer’s first guest bloggers. Thank you very much, gracious folk of Feministe, for inviting me. It’s an honour and a privilege.
I’m editor-in-chief of this online magazine & this online Arab magazine (I’m the only one in charge until we create our Arabic section). I also have a personal blog where I natter on about things like colossal squid. I write creatively on the side. If you’re wondering if I manage to have a life with all the writing I do, the short answer is “not really.”
I was born in the USSR, in Kiev, to a Ukrainian-Russian family. I immigrated to the United States in 1995. Recently, I lived for a short time in Dubai, UAE, and presently reside in Amman, Jordan with my sexy boyfriend, his kind family, and an entire army of enormous, saber-toothed cockroaches (more about that later…).
I call myself a cynical eurotrash feminist. Cynical – because the world is a horrible farking place, and people will always be people. Eurotrash – because I am a blonde Natasha (Natasha being a diminutive of Natalia in Russian) who likes dance music and is often accosted by guys who think that “an Eastern European chick will do anyone, even a harasser like me.”
I’d like to use my time here to blog about things that will hopefully be of interest to you: trafficking, the “mail-order bride” phenomenon, life as an expat, Eastern European feminism, being a feminist big sister, the joys of PTSD, the drama of high heels, the pastime of objectifying men, and possibly more, or less.
Preemptive apologies for inserting my foot into my mouth. I do that a lot, especially when I am in new surroundings. I sincerely hope we have fun. Anyone watching Euro 2008? Anyone?
- How I wore hijab and how much it sucked for me by Natalia Antonova October 5, 2009
- Blogging from Cairo by Fauzia November 5, 2007
- The Expat Perpetual by Natalia Antonova July 3, 2008
- “Murder in the Name of Honour” by Natalia Antonova June 3, 2009
- Hugs, Kisses, Poetry, and Verka by Natalia Antonova July 6, 2008