I did this awhile back on Twitter, but I thought I would do it here as well. If there is something you like about Marina, a special memory you have or just a positive way she’s impacted your life, post it here.
For me, Marina has helped me a couple of times when I was struggling. Before I deleted my Twitter, I was always getting hate on there. People telling me I was an awful person for sharing my opinions, telling me to not have kids & even to off myself and than saying that I couldn’t do anything about it because they weren’t doing anything illegal. Right before leaving Twitter, I had over 100 people messaging me (as part of a hate group right after the Musk takeover), saying they would hunt me down wherever I was on the internet & make me feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Like that was literally what they set out to do; it was their mission to make me miserable and unsafe. One person even said they were going to try to find out where I lived and worked in order to make my real life uncomfortable, as well. They said I didn’t deserve to feel safe and, again, cited the U.S. First Amendment, saying that hate speech and bullying were legal; so I had zero recourse. Anyway, I tweeted Marina one of the times with my experience and another time I didn’t. But both times she basically told me to ignore them. That they were idiots and that they couldn’t hurt me unless I let them. That what they said was background noise and I shouldn’t care what a bunch of strangers on Twitter say to me and think about me. Rather, I should just focus on the words and actions of those who care about me; the rest is just noise that I shouldn’t pay any attention to. And Marina’s words really helped me. Here I am, a literal nobody. And Marina took the time out to reach out to me and give me what was some damn good advice. I’m also grateful that I left Twitter and came here because you all are awesome people and I know you would never do that to sort of thing to me (or anyone else). Thank you so much, Marina. You are truly amazing to take the time out to talk with and help your fans like you do. I just want you to know that you are appreciated. 🖖🏽💖