For seven years, I have masqueraded as a surly, pugnacious, penurious, middle-aged heterosexual American male, who, despite being gruff and messy and scruffy-looking and impossible to like, has somehow managed to stay in a long-term relationship with a ladyfriend with an expertise in art history. None of that is true. I am, in fact, a lesbian living in an oppressive Middle Eastern regime. While the narrative voice may have been fictional, the facts on this blog are true and not misleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone; I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about. I only hope that people pay as much attention to the people of the United States and their struggles in this year of debt, joblessness and impoverishment.
But the cute dog is real. And, y'know, the Bernadette thing.