Hi.

My name is Alyonka Larionov. 

I am a Host, Producer, Speaker,

Writer, Podcaster + the Founder of

iN THE UNKNOWN.

I believe in Empowering Emotional Intelligence, emphasizing Curiosity of the Human Condition, and deepening personal growth in the Discomforts of The Unknown.

LIVE.IN.LOVE

Striving For Failure + Seeking Rejection || Mimicking Maddie Flanigan

Striving For Failure + Seeking Rejection || Mimicking Maddie Flanigan

I recorded this video in March of 2018 during a series of videos recorded based on a challenge I gave to myself to capture moments during my workdays. it was meant to be a full length video (whatever that means) but with a month away from my One Year Anniversary of my Recovery, I just couldn't muster up the personal confidence to share parts of myself that didn't seem otherwise perfect. Months later - today it is October 2018 - I see someone who is more than acceptable, in fact, perhaps I am seeing the very things many of the attendees of In The Unknown see. A seeker. A learner. A grower. Finding inspiration from others' stories and lessons-learned. Here in particular, I am speaking of Maddie Flanigan who founded Madalynne Intimates. She became a friend of mine during the 7th grade when my Father was traded to the Florida Panthers. She was that one kind soul that took me under her wing. Years later, as women, we found ourselves discussing the idea of Failure and how she feels that we cannot succeed without it. She takes it as far as seeking out rejection -- getting good at falling and even better at getting up.

Location: Birmingham, MI

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Women's Self-Esteem || Hour Magazine Mother's Day Issue

Women's Self-Esteem || Hour Magazine Mother's Day Issue

Authenticity vs. Tourism || On The Road: New Orleans, LA

Authenticity vs. Tourism || On The Road: New Orleans, LA