Victoria Biran Victoria was born in Pinsk, a small Belarusian town, in 1990. She studied in the Belarusian State University as a journalist and literary editor for 4 years, until she was forced to interrupt her studies. At various times she has worked as a saleswoman, a journalist, a waitress, engaged in literary work and proofreading. Victoria now lives in Minsk. Since January 2014 she has been the Co-Founder and Coordinator of MakeOuy.By, focused on gender and sexuality in Belarus.