Living our love, our freedom, our dreams

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…)

Elena is refused Canadian citizenship: 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…)

Make your own rights

By Meg

It really comes down to making, taking, or faking your own human rights, or equality, or dignity, or safety. The fact that there are “rights” at all, means that there is someone (or thing) threatening those rights. Declaring you lesser than they, by not letting you do something that they can. Usually, imposing that inequality for their own bloody aggrandizement. (more…)