Sofiia Yakymenko

Sofiia is a Ukrainian currently living in Italy because of the war. She loves writing fiction, poetry, podcasting, and photography. Sofiia learned to read at five and has not stopped since. Her favorite genre is romantic nonfiction, and she enjoys reading books in different languages. Sofiia dreams of studying comparative literature at Harvard University. She owns a small dog who loves everybody. Sofiia likes seeing something special in usual things, which she then demonstrates in her artwork published in various magazines like the Blue Marble Review. Recently, Sofiia launched a podcast called "Over the Globe" to give voices to teenagers from conflict zones. You can listen to it using this link:

A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!