I was born in Ukraine and raised in ATL, and have called NYC home for the past 6 years up until December 2015. On Feb 8th, 2016 I embarked on an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents in search of self discovery and documenting kindness around the world ( I've been dreaming of this trip for 7 years!).

First and foremost, I'm an adventurer and storyteller, who likes to kick off my  mornings with Beyonce dance parties. I'm also a MOTH StorySLAM winner and a contributing writer for VICE, and feel most alive when giving a voice to people/things that matter and hoping to make the world a little sunnier, a little kinder, and a little more magical as a result.

Breaking Up with NYC: A Manifesto

From Oct 15, 2015

Just put in my 2 weeks notice. Just paid my last rent check. Just leaving you, NYC finally after 6 glorious years. Just taking a little trip: an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents to find stillness within and indulge in self discovery with reckless abandon. I’ll finally make time to write my book, document the trip video blog style, and create a docuseries interviewing powerful women across the globe. Just gonna miss your sparkly lights and soulful nights. 

New York City- you took me in, dazed and naive from Cambodia, and spit me out ball busting and ready to take on the world. I fell in love for the first time here. I had my heart broken here. I made friends with beautiful strangers here. I lost her to cancer here. I learned to love myself here. I won my first MOTH here. I danced with my girlfriends til the wee hours here. I hosted dinner salons here. I found friends who became family here. I lived in a bad ass Soho apartment here. I froze my eggs here. I learned the art of the hustle here. I got jobs I didn’t deserve and proved myself til I did here. I became a writer here. I grew into a strong woman here. I learned how capable I was here. I felt powerful and weak and powerful all over again here. I was humbled by failure here.
I made it here … And you know what they say? If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. I will never forget you but I know the adventure ahead is wilder and bolder and more beautiful than anything in my past. Cheers to a brave new world ahead and following through on dreams I never gave up on. #liveyourdreams #adventureawaits#leapandthenetwillappear #grateful

Vicki Rox

Adventurer. Storyteller. Hunter of Wonder.

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