Tetiana Biriukova holds a B.A. degree in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). Her sphere of interest is mother-child interaction, early childhood development. She has more than 6 years of experience in providing childcare and support to mothers with young children, including children with disabilities. As a children and women rights activist she was in the process of creating a service project that would support families with newborns and prevent postpartum depression in women, but the war interrupted her effort.