Anastasia Petrenko was born in Ukraine, where she spent every summer in her grandparents’ village, cultivating the land, studying the piano, and reading as many books as she could get her hands on. Though she suffered from chronic depression, she found the resources within herself to rise out of despair and value her identity. Now she works to help others do the same.
As a young adult, Anastasia traveled to more than 25 countries, studying, working, and exploring across Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. She quickly gained fluency in Russian, English, and Spanish before becoming an author. She now helps other impassioned people write, publish, and promote their own written works through her company Identity Publications.
Anastasia enjoys working regularly with children in mentoring and volunteering positions. She values integrity, fair treatment, and nurturing healthy development through optimizing environments for human growth. When she’s not intimidating boys with her strength and intellect, you can find her practicing yoga or listening to lectures by Jordan Peterson with a cup of matcha tea and a kitten at her side.