The Bastards Won't Win! Risking it All to Stay Together

The Journey has Never Ended

By Elena

Meg’s and my journey to freedom, to life, to love never came to an end. For us, the journey itself has become our life: life, for us, is the journey. We live every day, we experience every day, and as long as we are free and together, life is worth living, and we are victorious!

Meg and I remain citizens of two different countries, Canada and Russia, as a result we have very limited safety, are not considered to be a family and are faced with separation. Regardless, we remain true to ourselves, we follow our own hearts, pursue our dreams, and we are free!

Every once in a while, when on land, we update this website with posts of our current adventures and struggle to remain free and together.

Instant Updates

What's happening now:
Meg
OCEANIS - the latest chapter of CONVERGENCE is now live and kicking on https://elenameg.com/convergence/contents/chapter-25/ It's a bummer to give away spoilers, but it's a bit of a riot when a couple of pie-eyed woman walk into a brokerage, looking to buy a yacht that can get them to the other side of the world. Now imagine this scene taking place in a devoutly Muslim country! Ahhh, good times, good times...
Meg
A PIECE OF CAKE -- chapter 24 of CONVERGENCE is now live and ready for your reading pleasure! https://elenameg.com/convergence/contents/chapter-24/#TOP
Meg
INTO THE ARABIAN NIGHT -- chapter 23 of CONVERGENCE is now live! https://elenameg.com/convergence/
Meg
Elena has just written to the President Elect of Ukraine, after he declared an amnesty to Russians, offering them Ukrainian citizenship. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48085505
Meg
New CONVERGENCE chapter! "Flying the Coop" just posted. I hope you'll think it was worth the wait. It was a long (and emotional) slog across the Caribbean, and I wanted to make sure it was relatively polished before setting it free on the Net. It is weirdly astonishing, how similar our situation is now, to more than a decade ago when we ran for our lives and our love -- which is what CONVERGENCE is about. We're still running! We're still fighting for our love! And we're still together... So, we're still winning!
Elena
Got to Panama.
Elena
We are taking off for Panama. https://elenameg.com/ongoing/heading-for-panama/
Elena
Опубликована новая глава "Параллели" - часть 2, глава 3. https://elenameg.com/luna/parallel-contents/
Meg
New chapter up on CONVERGENCE. Calling it, "Cut to the Chase" -- describes Elena @lenna taking the lead, and putting a scam artist to task in Odessa, Ukraine.

<a href="https://elenameg.com/convergence/">CONVERGENCE TABLE OF CONTENTS</a>

Another few steps in the crazy, year-long adventure, and run-for-our lives to stay together... and NOT dead.
Meg
This post should be read with a proper, English accent.

Make no mistake about it! Just because I am posting CONVERGENCE chapters, to beat the band. Infers, in no way whatsoever, that we are safe, on land, being proper and in our place.

No, no, no, and noooo! Our next breath could be seawater, our next heartbeat our last. This is life, this is adventure, this is love!
Meg
I've just posted a new chapter! 18: CHASING WILD GEESE on CONVERGENCE: Our True Story of Love, Survival and Finding Freedom

Read it here: https://elenameg.com/convergence/
Meg
Dear CONVERGENCE subscribers!

The membership plugin has been overwhelmed and packed it in. I could rant about software, but I would prefer readers, ignited to take back their lives, and living their love (like we did, and are doing).

To that end, I AM TAKING DOWN THE PAYWALL on all of CONVERGENCE.

I would, however, still like to be paid for my work, and hosting costs. If you have subscribed, THANK YOU, your interest means everything to us, but some coin is also very much appreciated. If you haven't, and would like to pay for this work, the PayPal link is still provided.
Meg
CONVERGENCE. chapter 17 -- Hitting the Open Road, is now live and on-site
https://elenameg.com/convergence
Elena
"Parallel" is my second book that tells the story of Meg's and my struggle for our love and our life. Chapter 8 has been translated from Russian into English, read it here https://elenameg.com/ongoing/parallel-chapter-8/
Meg
CONVERGENCE readers! Chapter 16 "Getting the Hell Out Of Dodge" -- photos and captions, are now available on [link src="https://elenameg.com/convergence

Why"]? You may ask, after such an egregious delay, full-color, suitable for framing, awe-inspiring photographs and captions should appear on the CONVERGENCE site. It's because I managed to resurrect my computer. Million-to-one shot, let me tell you, but using scraps and pieces of computers past, and the mangled remains of this one, I have created a reanimated zombie-top computer.

Apart from getting really, really hot and smelling a bit like brimstone, my Franken-computer goes really well with this steam punk style I'm kinda into.
Meg
There is a highly technical, meteorological term for the type of weather we are experiencing: it sucks! Actually, it's so sucky, it defies human comprehension.

In layman's terms: we are stuck in a perpetual gale. The wind never let's up. And it's not a gentle, merciful breeze that keeps the bugs down. Nooooo, it's a howling, rip-roaring, gusty blast that pulls the snot right from your nose and plasters it in your hair. The only sailing one does now, is unintentional when the anchor rips out, or the windlass clutch slips at three in the freaking morning.

It's too windy to launch the dingy. Swimming's suicide in this chop. So, we are stuck on board. Hoping we don't starve to death, or die of boredom, before the wind lets up.

We're anchored in a big bay; dozens of boats are hiding from the blast in it. We are probably the biggest (deepest), thus, we keep to deeper water, further from shore. Mercifully, all the "cruisers" are clotted together, close in to a trash-heap of a settlement, and safely (and comfortably) far away from us, exercising their insurance policies (if they have any), dragging into each other, no doubt.

Got some pretty big news coming up... soon! Will get it up on the blog ASAP.

No idea when, where, or if, we can come in from the sea -- we're working on that. Believe me, we are working on that all the time. Keeping spirits up, living every day as fully as we can, making every heartbeat count, and having one heck of a great adventure along the way.

NASA should hire us as consultants for deep-space missions.

That's the news, for now. I need another half-liter of coffee!

Meg, out
Meg
CONVERGENCE readers! I've been getting material posted with an 8" android tablet. Let's just say, it's a bit like sweeping out a barn with a toothbrush! Rewrites of chapters 14 & 15 are posted along with photos and captions for chapter 15.
Meg
We're winding our way back to the seriously-off-the-beaten-path Bahamas: the extreme southeast islands and cays; the desolate, raw edge of this sunken archipelago; places with no signs of tourist infestation. We'll try to find fuel and groceries in the eczema cays, on our way back to the Bahamas that counts! Then we'll be on our way back to Turks and Caicos for an expletive filled meeting or two (and to buy me another computer!) and then, who knows? This is adventure, liberation and how life should be! Not a heartbeat wasted.
Meg
This is our new micro-blog, live updates, news & announcements, and general impressions feed.

Twitter (and social media) wasn't the right tool for the job: communication and interface.

To get in touch, our email address is: us@elenameg.com it's also printed on the page footers.

We hope you like our new keeping-it-simple approach. Don't be shy, let us know.

Latest Posts

Meg’s Adress to Ukraine’s President Elect
Rossia 24 News Report about Elena and Meg’s Story
Media’s reaction to Elena’s address to Ukraine’s president elect
In Panama
Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect
Why not Canada and What’s Next?

23/01/2019 Sticky

Meg’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect, Volodymyr Zelensky

By Meg

Rossia-24 News Report about Elena and Meg’s Story

By Elena

The 6 minutes long news report called “A Russian asks Zelensky for Ukrainian citizenship in hope of finding happiness with her partner” was aired on Rossia-24 state TV channel on April 29, 2019. They did all this without a single word from us.


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Media Reaction to Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect

By Elena

The reaction in Ukrainian and Russian media to my address to Mr. Zelensky astonished me. I also discovered that some think that my request is a “fake news.” (more…)

In Panama

By Elena

Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect

By Elena

Boadicea – an Excerpt from “Parallel”

By Elena

…The sky was darkening, allowing the lights of Charleston to shine brighter. Elena turned. She looked at Boadicea nestled at the intersection of the two docks. Boadicea was indistinguishable amongst the floating island of other yachts, there was nothing unique to make her special. But to Elena, she was special. (more…)

Why Not Canada and What’s Next?

By Elena

It is assumed that because Meg and I took off into the unknown on a sailboat to stay together and headed for Meg’s home country, we got to Canada’s shore and lived there happily ever after. This couldn’t be further from what really happened. (more…)

We reached Panama

By Elena

Meg, lost in paradise

Meg and I crossed the Caribbean and reached Panama. We got trapped in strong current we didn’t excpect right before making landfall, but managed to get out of it and reached Panama’s coast.

We are tired and recuparating for writing and new adventures.

Heading for Panama

By Elena

We are setting off for our next long haul journey. Without a country for us, our next closest stop is Panama. There we plan to see jungles, meet new friends, save parrots and experience everything this part of the world has to offer to the two wanderers. (more…)

The Caribbean, 2018 onward

By Elena

Overwhelming Response

By Elena

When Meg and I were crossing Atlantic on our way to Canada, when I have just left everything and everybody I knew behind and found myself on a sailboat and with the woman I loved I had no idea not only how much that journey would change me but that one day that very trip, Meg’s and my very love, would make it possible for me to connect to so many people and in every part of the world.

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The Plan

By Meg

Just to set the record straight: our only immigration problem is 12 years of our lives kinda denigrated by idiotically falling for Canada’s brand-promotion (propaganda). We wouldn’t have wasted so much time and money, if we’d known earlier, Canada wouldn’t recognize our family and grant us equal rights. So, really, the only problem is that we are NOT citizens of the same country, and are constantly faced with separation.

F*ck em, we’ll go on!

Our Plan is

to make a kick-ass, take-back-your-life battle-cry, blockbuster movie and a shitload of money to get us BOTH citizenship in the SAME country. All we want is: not to be separated, equality, and freedom. We figure, with a lot of money, we can get that!

We’ve Got Passports!

By Elena

Well, this is it. We both have passports! Unfortunately, from different countries. We’re pretty much, right back where we started, 12 years ago, but we’ve grown up a lot since then. One way or another, it’s a new beginning to another stage in our lives, and the adventure goes on.

And really, who needs their love validated, recognized, or sanctioned by their government, anyway!

Personal Freedom – a Fast Track to Exile

By Elena

Time is passing and I am glad it does. It heals the wounds Canada inflicted by denying me citizenship in my partner's, my family's, country. I also discovered that the pain Meg and I lived with for more than 6 years, being played like a fish while Canadian Immigration decides to deny me equal rights, was actually self-induced. Giving in to "fate" and convincing myself that I have no power over my life was of my own making. (more…)