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A love letter from Bogdan who lives in L’Arche Ukraine Lviv

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Zoe Romanowsky - published on 03/07/22

This short film contains a message for us all: Sometimes the best kind of resistance is joy.

Bogdan Senyk, from L’Arche Ukraine in Lviv, grew up in the former Soviet Union, where he says the government denied his existence. And while an outright denial of disability in the Soviet Union may be an exaggeration, historically people with disabilities behind the Iron Curtain were hidden, stigmatized, and dehumanized.

In this episode of #AsIAm, Senyk — who eventually went to live in Ukraine and now calls it home — shares how he has so far been coping with the war. Throughout the brief video he demonstrates his favorite method of civil resistance in the face of uncertainty and adversity — joy.

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