Lia Ukleba, 42, Kutaisi

"I dreamed about studying in the Arts Academy since childhood, but my family members made me change my mind. The parents used to nag me: “Why would anyone want that?” or “Becoming an artist is useless, you should aim for being a teacher instead!”, and

Magda Kalandadze, Tbilisi

„As a queer activist, most of the time I feel proud and happy; however, frequently, I have equally felt bullied and isolated. Even though the first feeling is predominant, the bullying I’ve suffered is too destructive and being isolated is too disheartening. Being queer means to