Mariya Leona Illarionova is an autodidact, poet, writer and online business manager. Her soul's work is to inspire people to leave the matrix and belong to themselves. She collects clues and fragments of wisdom from the universe and translates to those who choose to listen.
Originally a refugee from the former Soviet Union, Mariya has lived in the Chicago area most of her life and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she studied environmental science and journalism. Mariya is a certified yoga instructor, analog synthesizer enthusiast, and is always reading 5 books at the same time. She is currently working on connecting the dots and continuously evolving her subjective lens on what matters in the world and why.