First, I should start with a shamener (it’s an opener but when I shame myself for skipping this regular writing exercise last week). This is a reminder to myself that I, Katya, slacked last week. …


One is an accident, two is a coincidence BUT ALSO the first step towards three. Welcome to the second installment of my attempt to get some things off my chest and avoid getting kicked out of group chats for talking about something too intensely.

#1 is the unfortunate lack of…


I need to get something off my chest, all the time. Writing down what bothers you can do the trick, an advice I’ve largely ignored my entire life despite intuitively believing in its effectiveness. Here’s to not ignoring wise advice, de-bothering my brain weekly + writing more (for fun).

#1…


2020 was a complete disaster for avid movie goers like me. However, I had the privilege of watching one of the major cinematic events of 2020 — Christopher Nolan’s Tenet — at its scheduled IMAX theater premiere in September. After waiting for 2 weeks+ post premiere, my sister and I…


Bring your own glass, dammit.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but our newly adopted social drinking habits are generating too much plastic trash for absolutely no reason.

Walk around any neighborhood in New York and you’ll see the byproduct of restaurant industry’s lifeboat — drinks to go — everywhere. Single use plastic…

Katya Kotlyar // Work in Progress

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