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We crossed the world under our own power and unsupported, to be together. We are still on the run. The Internet and this website is our portal to the world.

ELENA: People tell me how courageous it was of me to take this journey, but in reality it was the most natural thing I have ever done. What costs you way more, what destroys you, is not the fight, but doing nothing, not changing your life, living it the way somebody else wants you to live, fulfilling their dreams -- not yours.

MEG: Would I do it again? In a heartbeat! Do I have any regrets? Not one. Eleven years ago, at the train station in Kiev, I watched an amazing young woman take back her life! She changed the universe that day. By running with her, by holding on tight and never giving up, I took back my own life.

The Story in our Books

Talking to the Moon, book, Elena Ivanova Fuck the Rules, book, by Meg Stone
Elena, on her voyage and liberation

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