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Lady Key

German, Mexican

First Language(s): German, Spanish
Second Language(s): English, French


Born in Mainz, raised in Cuernavaca and socialized in Frankfurt am Main, Natalia Kropp (pen name: Lady Key) is currently pursuing a MA degree in philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. She works as a project assistant for the Latin America Institute of the same university and just enrolled in a training program to do psycho-social voluntary work at Lazarus Hospice in Berlin. She writes poetry under the pseudonym of Lady Key.


What was your favorite book as a child?

El vampiro y otras visitas by Triunfo Arciniegas and Michael Ende’s Momo.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

Fell in love with an avoidant one and needed something to stand all the edge. Same ol’, same ol’.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

I honestly don’t even know where to start, I’m on my journey to tame this impulsive nature of mine. This is also why I write... maybe when I ran away from home to never go back when I was fifteen years old. There has been so much life since then.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

It depends... sometimes I do, sometimes I do not. If I do, I listen to jazz, dark ambient, sometimes to instrumental hip hop. The hippity-hop.


Issue Fall '22

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz