Nobody said life would be easy no matter what turn you take. I was and am with you, Meg, and that's all that matters to me. That and being true to myself and following my heart. Despite everything unfortunate that happened to you and I over the last years, I am having one heck of an adventure that back then, in Russia, I could have only dreamed of. I do not regret leaping off the cliff and following you into the unknown.
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.
This is my address to Ukraine's president Zelensky requesting Ukrainian citizenship
In response to astonishing feedback Meg and I received.
My experience with Bookmate. I was approached by a woman who said she works for Bookmate and suggested I place my book onto their site. I looked into the possibility and refused. Some time later I discovered my book on bookmate website. Complaint to that woman and writing to their department that deals with copyright infringements didn't produce any result. The book is still there.
#introductions 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.
My journey with Meg from Russia, my home country, to the other side of the world to be myself and free changed me profoundly. Now, I am a citizen of the world.