On one of the situations that's been eating me lately.
So sorry for this crazy making situation you endured. The big question I have is as nonfiction writers, how do we best protect ourselves from this kind of horror?
What a horrible situation, I am sorry for what you have been through Sari!
Lately, I have been thinking about this too, in the wake of the amount of personal data that's out there on the internet (if you care to look for it, you'd be shocked), what AI can do with the data, how much involuntary surveillance is out there, and the list goes on. There is really no real privacy left. The risk we as writers have to take for being authentic, being vulnerable, and being brave is looming above us and getting ever so real, which sometimes really makes me think twice before I write anything, anywhere.
What the FUCK. I didn't know that was a possibility. I even get uncomfortable when people's journals are published posthumously unless the person gave explicit permission.
Can’t believe this happened. So sorry it did.
-- From one GOOD FIGHT woman to another -- I feel sorry for you & wish you can have a coffee w/ Ms. Lockhart eventually, so you can feel re-energized 🙌🏻 ! Xo.
Wow that’s intense. I thought if names were changed etc it would be fine. Now you got me wondering 💭 I caught a man talking to my mother through the Telecare system illegally. I reported it immediately and the call centre said no alarm had been activated. I know what I heard and demanded an investigation. I was later threatened by someone saying they knew all about me in Hong Kong. I was totally shocked. Ever since escalating my complaint I have been harassed and called crazy. I’m stuck in some weird dystopian nightmare and am still trying to get my head around it all. Stay strong. Glad it worked out in the end for you, but still, that’s kind of scary 😧
NEW FEAR UNLOCKED. So sorry you went through this Sari!!!
Hi. It's my first day on Substack. Someone I follow recommended you. I'm a nonfiction writer. You lived one of my nightmares. I'm sorry.
That is so upsetting. I'm really sorry you had to go through this.
Oh, god, Sari, what a horrifying situation! I’m so sorry you’ve been going through this disgusting invasion of your privacy, given how careful you were in your memoir not to expose others. Ugh. I’m glad things are moving in a better direction now - and hope they keep going that way. All good thoughts to you (and plenty of white light!).
Omg. How awful for you, Sari. I'm sorry this happened--and yes, I'd feel hexed too.
I'm so sorry Sari. What an absolute nightmare.
So glad this particular situation has been resolved and that you are experiencing some relief.
omg. this is a nightmare, i'm so sorry sari-- only glad it didn't become part of public record!! but between and the bad art friend fiasco, now we know our group chats can be subpoenaed, our journals can be subpoenaed... how violating!!
That is absolutely terrifying. I’m so sorry this happened to you. And the fact that something so strange happened to you TWICE is insane. I wish I knew how to help you protect yourself. Good on you for continuing to even write at all. You might be scared, but they haven’t won.
This is horrific and one of my greatest fears. I am so sorry this was visited upon you.