Sylwia Chutnik (1979) – Ph.D. student at the Institute of Polish Culture, graduate of Gender Studies at University of Warsaw. President of MaMa Foundation, whose goal is to improve the situation of mothers in Poland, Warsaw city guide, member of the Polish Writers Union. She is also writes for several magazines, including „Polityka”,„Pani”, „Wysokie Obcasy” and the daily newspaper „Gazeta Wyborcza”. Her articles have appeared in edited volumes and in numerous catalogs for exhibitions of contemporary art and theater programs. She is the author of several novels: Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet [Pocket Atlas of Women] (2008), Dzidzia (2009), Cwaniary [Sly Girls] (2012), Jolanta (Znak 2015), the guide Warszawa kobiet [Warsaw as seen by Women] (2011), several collections of essays, and texts for the theatre (presented in theatres in Warsaw, Wałbrzych and Tel Aviv). She has won awards in several litearary contests, including „Lady of Warsaw 2007″, „Wawoaktywni 2008 Życie Warszawy”, and nominated for the, Gazeta Stołeczna award, the title of the Polish Woman of the Year 2007, the 2008 Glamour Women and Rose Gala for literature in 2010 and many others. Her “Pocket Atlas of Women” was named the book of the year by the „Trójka” National Radio. She has received scholarships from the Lithuanian Book Institute in 2009, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010, the City of Warsaw in 2010, and the Goethe Institute in 2010. She holds the „Paszport Polityki” (an award for young artists) from 2008 and has been nominated for the Nike Prize in 2009, 2012, and 2015. She has also been awarded for her social activist work (Ashoka Social Prize in 2010 and Foundation Polcul Award in 2011). Her main academic interests include anthropology of the city, women’s history, women’s movements, varsaviana, and representations of transport in literature.