Improper_AsyaIanBorn in Moscow, Russia, Anastasya moved to Boston, MA, USA in 1991. She comes from a long line of theater folk, writers, poets and musicians, and has always sought creative outlets of her own.

An interest in international and cultural studies led her to Georgetown University, where she earned a dual BA in Digital Art and French, studying for a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. Later, she returned to Europe to study at the London School of Economics, earning an MSc in Media & Communications.

Next stop was Copenhagen, where she nurtured her passions for writing and design, writing prose and communications strategies for some of Denmark’s top, global design and lifestyle companies. This work can be seen at StoryPeel. She then spent a year as the lead writer for the Harvard Innovation Labs prior to relocating to Basel, Switzerland with her family. Today, she is once again writing in Boston, taking breaks to master the art of hygge in her home and her life.

Anastasya’s writing has been featured in the Design Museum Magazine, Disney’s former Babble magazine, Glamour UK, and the Scandinavian lifestyle blog The YUME Edit, as well as on her culture blog, CulturePeel. She is working on a collection of stories, real and imagined.

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