Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend Blogs, Tweets About NSA Whistleblower’s Disappearance

Edward Snowden’s girlfriend was a strange footnote to the story of the young American security contractor who triggered outrage by revealing a massive NSA surveillance program and its huge scope.

In the telling of the tale, Edward Snowden‘s girlfriend was mentioned in regard to her position due to his actions — Snowden admitted that in order to carry out his plan, he was forced to imply he’d gone off on secret, work-related business and that such a circumstance was not unusual for him and thusly would not alarm the woman.

Snowden expressed a fear for his loved ones left behind, and presumably the woman he shared a life in Hawaii with was one of those he worried about after traveling to Hong Kong. Snowden has since disappeared, it has been reported, but the woman believed to be his girlfriend has been identified in the media as 28-year-old Lindsay Mills, an acrobat in Waikiki.

If Mills is the woman with whom Snowden lived, much of her cryptic blog — fitting for the partner of a security worker — fits. The blogger believed to be his partner often references her boyfriend E, and the writer jokes that her friends were initially skeptical he existed at all.

But a recent post after Snowden’s revelation also seems to hint at the situation in which his girlfriend would have undoubtedly been hurt by, regardless of any level of understanding she has. The post explains:

“For those of you that know me without my super hero cape, you can probably understand why I’ll be refraining from blog posts for awhile. My world has opened and closed all at once. Leaving me lost at sea without a compass. Surely there will be villainous pirates, distracting mermaids, and tides of change in this new open water chapter of my journey. But at the moment all I can feel is alone.”

It continues:

“And for the first time in my life I feel strong enough to be on my own. Though I never imagined my hand would be so forced. As I type this on my tear-streaked keyboard I’m reflecting on all the faces that have graced my path. The ones I laughed with. The ones I’ve held. The one I’ve grown to love the most. And the ones I never got to bid adieu. But sometimes life doesn’t afford proper goodbyes. In those unsure endings I find my strength, my true friends, and my heart’s song. A song that I thought had all but died away, when really it was softly singing all along. I don’t know what will happen from here. I don’t know how to feel normal. But I do know that I am loved, by myself and those around me. And no matter where my compass-less vessel will take me, that love will keep me buoyant.”

Edward Snowden told to leave Hong Kong

Over on Twitter, an account believed to be that of Mills muses about deleting the feed in the wake of the NSA scandal:

Prior to that, a tweet read:

As of now, it is not confirmed that Mills is Edward Snowden’s girlfriend.