Canada is a brand, an exclusive club. 🇨🇦

Nobody in Canada, other than my Canadian partner, wanted me there. I don't promote their brand, fit their optics, nor do I care about it. I am clearly not 'Canada' material and by denying me citizenship after 12 years, they simply didn't let me into their club. 🗝️

I am rather grateful, because I can't see how I could be honest to myself and be 'Canadian.'

PARALLEL is a SEQUEL of my story of escape from Russia and fight to be myself and to be with who I love. Parallel's prologue is available for reading after painstaking translation on my and Meg's part.
elenameg.com/luna/parallel-eng

This is my address to Ukraine's president Zelensky requesting Ukrainian citizenship
elenameg.com/ongoing/elena-add

Hello, comrades in writing.exchange. I am Meg's partner, Elena. My native language is Russian, so I write mostly in Russian and only short pieces in English. Years of travel and discoveries, since our planet crossing escape from Russia, prompted me to observe the world, to truly live, and to write.

Here, I would like to find like-minded, liberated people.

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