Maria Romanenko

Maria Romanenko is a Ukrainian-born British-educated writer, journalist, and certified life coach. Please find some examples of Maria's work on this website and do not hesitate to get in touch for any enquiries. To receive more from her and get her free e-book, sign up to her newsletter.

Surrogacy in Quarantine: Argentine Woman Meets Son Born to Ukrainian Surrogate Mother

Andrea Diez (L), her son Ignacio (C), and husband Fernando Montero on June 10 at the "Venice" hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ignacio was born to a Ukrainian surrogate mother on April 29 but, due to quarantine and closed borders, the couple only managed to see their son in June. Andrea Diez and her husband Fernando Montero, from Argentina, dreamed of having a baby for almost a decade. “We tried for nine years to have a baby, we were not able to. We had a lot of treatments – like 12,” Andrea tells Hrom

Second Wave: What Does Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People Party Promise to Ukraine?

According to the Head of the Servant of the People party Dmytro Razumkov, Ukraine needs changes and Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s victory in the country’s presidential election was “the first wave [of those changes].” The recent polls bear this out. Approximately 87% of Ukrainians polled want “radical change,” according to a May survey conducted by the sociological group Rating.

“I’m the Change”: What It’s Like to Be Feminist in Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, and Russia

ODESA, Ukraine – One of the organizers of a feminist exhibition in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa Steffi Klein says that it shocked her that she couldn’t find any feminist groups in the city. “We were thinking of who might be interested in being part of [this exhibition] and we were wondering: okay, we can talk to a feminist group here. The manager from the gallery told us that they don’t have any. They are all in Kyiv,” she says.

Maria Romanenko is a Ukrainian-born British-educated writer, journalist, and certified life coach. She covers a wide range of topics from politics to culture, writes several newsletters, co-hosts two podcasts, and makes video explainers and interviews.

In 2016, Maria quit her job at an NGO to pursue her dream of becoming a creative and writing about things that people enjoy reading about. Since then, Maria has written for The Kyiv Post, The Odessa Review, The Rational Online, Hromadske International and Thrive Global with many of her stories going viral. She has also appeared on ABC News Australia, CTV News, BBC World Radio, and Global News.

She is interested in the topics of self-growth and self-discovery.

Maria currently works as the Special Correspondent for Hromadske International but is open to freelancing. Please find some examples of Maria's work on this website and do not hesitate to get in touch for any enquiries.

To receive more from Maria and get her free e-book filled with confidence tips, sign up to her newsletter.

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