Ditto! Hiding behind a pen name and an avatar means I don’t have to hide in any other ways. My SIL was teasing me once about having a split personality but I told her that Elle is the real me. She’s all of who I am, not just the part I show to polite society. I identify with her completely.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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