Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Believe it or not, people dated before the internet.
Born and raised in Stockton, wetlands biologist Myla Ablog went to college in Humboldt. She enjoyed her experience, but the pull of the Bay Area was too much to resist. She moved here after graduation and soon after that, she joined the dating pool.
In Part 1 of Myla's episode, we hear some of those early adventures she had in the San Francisco dating scene of the 1990s and 2000s.
In Part 2, Myla talks about a relationship that started on the internet. Everything was roses with this guy who turned to be quite a bit different from Myla, until dark aspects of his personality starting coming to light.
We're sharing this story on Storied: SF because we want to offer some sense of hope and recourse for those experiencing abuse of any sort. One resource Myla took advantage of was the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic at the Women's Building (CROC) in San Francisco. There's also the National Domestic Abuse hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Thanks for listening.