I'm Meg, 1/2 of the default-adventurer duo "Elena and Meg"-Think Thelma & Louise, but non-fiction. We ran for our lives, freedom, & love. Reader's Digest version: We escaped from Russia by sailboat, unsupported & with no right to land. In the ensuing years, Elena & I have been trying to set the record straight by writing about our crazy adventure, ourselves. Me (that's Meg) in English, and Elena in Russian.

I look forward to being a part of this writing community!

@meg why did u flee russia? R u political refugees?

@thoughtcrime Hi Maritrini, we never thought of ourselves as political refugees, but we had to run from the former USSR because we wanted to be together. Elena's family was ready to kill her for that, and the officials and police were on their side.

@meg oh that's sad, but at the same time beautiful :p. Its nice to see that the world is becoming, ever so slowly, more tolerant towards lgbt+ people. Are you in a tolerant country now?

@meg there is a song, Colores, from Spanish group Ska-P, that basically says you cannot be a real revolutionary and care for the proletarians if you dont care about LGBT+ people. Maybe the soviets could have given it a listen


That’s a story you have to start telling from the beginning.

@wion Thanks, and we intend to, just as soon as we're up to speed on Mastodon! It's pretty cool to be here, though.

@SeventhMagpie Elena's right here now, too: @lenna we've been taking some time and doing our best to get up to speed on Mastodon.

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