Living our love, our freedom, our dreams

Every Heart Beat Counts

By Elena

On the Beach

By Elena

In Bahamas

By Elena

Wreck Diving in the Caribbean

By Elena

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! (more…)

We’ve Got Passports!

By Elena

Well, this is it. We both have passports! (more…)

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…)

Possible reasons for citizenship refusal

By Meg

Any of these might have something to do with IRCC's negative decision on Elena's citizenship application: (more…)

Why don’t we appeal?

By Meg


Elena’s citizenship application is rejected. (more…)

What we’re going to do

By Meg

Canada has spoken: we are not welcome. Okay, we get it, and let’s face it, Canada is really not our kind of party scene! Reality is: we just want to be together, being a family with citizenship in the same country would be a total bonus. Elena’s objective wasn’t to be Canadian, it was to be with me. All we want is a bit of safety, not to be separated, to be equals, to pursue our dreams, to adventure on our sailboat and see some of the world that denied us landing all those years ago, when we fled for our lives across half this amazing planet.

What Now? (more…)