Some High School
I personally identify myself as Polish, Ukrainian, Scottish, Belgian, French, British, and Native American.
Family Tree: Mark Zuckerberg
was the one that introduced me to ancestry.com
and got me to sign up for an account in 2004. Since then I have made a lot of interesting discoveries. My family Tree on my Mom’s side is currently a bit of a Mystery though, being Polish and Ukrainian it’s not easy to trace back the History. Back in 2004 Mark Zuckerberg told me he also found it hard to research his Polish line as well. Today I can’t help but wonder if he was able to make any further progress. My Biological Father’s Family Tree is very detailed in some areas. King Alfred The Great of Wessex
is my 36th Great-Grandfather. King Kenneth MacAlpin of Scotland
is my 37th Great-Grandfather. King David I “The Saint” of Scotland
is my 28th Great-Grandfather. King James IV of Scotland
is my 17th Great-Grandfather. There is a Place in Canada named after my 3rd Great-Grandfather.
Things I like:
Nature, Traveling, The Beach, Star Gazing, Animals, Music, Art, Pool, Poker, Solitaire, Sudoku, Mahjong, Home Renos, Fixing Things, Putting Things Together, Concerts, Plays, Symphony, Opera, Science, History, Genealogy, Politics, Learning New Things, Being Creative, Gaming, Chai Tea, Green Tea, Bubble Tea, Acai Berry Juice, Wheatgrass Shots, Vegan Food, Vegetarian Food, Indian Food, Asian Food, Italian Food, Greek Food, Mexican Food, Crocheting, Knitting, Felting, Sewing, Cooking, Baking, Gardening, Camping, Painting, and Drawing.
Things I’m Curious About:
God, The Universe, and Aliens.
“My site is going to be bigger and better than MySpace.” – Mark Zuckerberg (2003)
Morals That Matter Most To Me:
Truth, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Loyalty, Generosity and Keeping Promises.
Blue, Purple, Pink, Red, Black, Grey, White, Green, and Military Style Camo.
Hamsters, Cats, Dogs, Birds, Rabbits, Panda Bears, Red Pandas, Koala Bears, Racoons, Beavers, Otters, Squirrels, Pigs, Skunks, Ducks, Penguins, and Foxes.
Favorite Kind of Birds:
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Hyacinth Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Military Macaw, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Blue Throated Macaw, African Grey, Lovebird, Blue Jay, Eagle, Hawk, and Owls.
Favorite Kind of Cats:
Favorite Kind of Dogs:
So many favorites to list!… Basically anything but Nickelback.
Part of My Story
The reason I have managed to remain unknown and hidden for so long is the widely unknown fact that Jessica Alona like “Erica Albright” was a made up name from the start to mask and protect my true identity and I am not American, I am Canadian. I am of Métis descent from my Father’s side and Polish and Ukrainian from my Mother’s side.
Mark Zuckerberg understood that I never wanted the fame that would have came with association with himself and facebook and he respected my wish entirely from the start.
Mark and I never discussed between us what my alias would be… He came up with the name Jessica Alona on the spot when writing his Live Journal Entry. The Initials of the name had to be J.A. because Jade010684 was my username on www.myspace.com and my real first name is actually Angela.
J.A. are the hidden Letters in the facebook logo.
When I found out that Mark Zuckerberg called me a B!tch in his Live Journal under the name Jessica Alona… I was mad and embarassed that he would do that. I actually asked him to take it down he said “No”. I then asked him to change the name because the last name “Alona” sounded like “Alone”… I felt like it was a way of mocking that I will always be Alone, But he explained that it was partly inspired by my real name Angela written backwards with the “g” and “e” being substituted with an “o” instead because it would have looked stupid if it was “Alegna”. He said he couldn’t change the name because it was already up for everyone to see and it would seem ridiculous to change the name because it would have been made obvious it was a made up name. Eventually Later on Mark hid the part that said “Jessica Alona is a bitch. I need to think of something to make to take my mind off her.”… I believe he did that right after our fight because at that point he wanted to erase me from having any part of facebook‘s history.
With all hard feelings put aside, I saw the greatness in Mark from the first moment I met him… I felt an instantaneous connection with Mark, We had so many similarities between us in interests and dreams… Often times when I’d tell him about myself and the things I liked and was into He’d always say “Me too!” and I’d laugh and be like “Yeah right!, you are just saying that!… you are so lying! and either copying me or mocking me.” … but he’d always assure me he wasn’t lying. It was just we had so much in common it was a little weird. We started sharing ideas and making future plans almost immediately… That’s when I learned that Mark liked to plan things out in advance. He was so focused on the future and setting goals. I had never met anyone so goal oriented so driven by purpose like him. I knew he was destined for success and because of that I used to make Mark have these serious hypothetical conversations with me…
Where we would discuss future what if’s, Dreams, Plans, Goals and Promises… and he’d write a lot of it down in his notebook. Often times He’d laugh at me when I’d tell him that I had a feeling that he was gonna be really rich and famous one day.
During those hypothetical conversations
I made it clear from the start I didn’t want fame… I wanted to maintain my privacy… for several different reasons and No matter what, Mark respected my wishes…
but it paved the way for me to become discredited for my involvement and ultimately I became forgotten.
Being forgotten by Mark was something I just had a feeling would happen one day… So I made a point to discuss it with him a few times. Each time he promised me that he will always remember me and we would always have a way to keep in touch. He said I would never be turned away from facebook…
I was around prior, during and after the launch of thefacebook.com up until the early months of 2005 where all communication between Mark and I became severed after the fight we had.
I was Mark’s First Personal Advisor… Mark promised me a small percentage of his personal facebook shares… Originally making me a Silent facebook Partner. I asked for it to be legally acknowledged but, It was a little complicated at the time with Mark being American and me being Canadian We didn’t understand the legalities of the situation at the time because we were just teenagers so he promised me in the mean time that I could trust his word and we’d figure things out later when facebook became profitable… and I trusted his word.
…I believed in Mark wholeheartedly… when he was full of doubt I gave him a lot of encouragement… I often wonder if he remembers some of the Pep Talks I’d give him. I was also his biggest critic… I never hesitated to tell him when something was stupid or lame and I never held back when suggesting Ideas. I had a much bigger influence on Mark and facebook than has been perceived by people.
A year after the launch of thefacebook.com Mark and I had a huge argument between us that lasted a few days… My heart was in the right place, But Mark failed to recognize that. He didn’t understand at the time where I was coming from. I was coming from a place of Genuine care and concern over what we were arguing about.
The truth is Mark is Stubborn… Headstrong… Unshakeable… and that is partly responsible for the success he has achieved in this life. I am also Stubborn too and I take integrity seriously… So we clashed when we both fell into a disagreement. All I knew was that in that moment there was no way that I could get him to understand my point of view or understand how much I cared and how much I was counting on him… He promised to change my life because I lived a tough life I was raised by a single Mother that has Schizophrenia… she was always in and out of Psychiatric Hospitals as I grew up, because of that I was in and out of Foster homes… I didn’t finish High School my life was chaos and I didn’t have the proper support or guidance… Other than that We depended on different Charities, Churches and The Food Bank… Often times back in the day the Food Bank provided us mainly with Bread and bags of squashed stale Doughnuts. My Mom would dig in garbage’s for bottles to recycle for Money… our rent was heavily discounted by the owner of the apartment building we lived in because we were so poor… we paid $425 for rent and could barely afford that… I worked a cleaning Job for minimum wage 6 days a week. I had to quit n walk out in the middle of my Job because Our Apartment got Robbed and My Mom ended up in a Psychiatric Hospital after weeks of Mental instability. Eventually we had to move in the middle of Winter December 2005. I took Mark’s words and promises seriously to heart… but in that moment I felt let down… so I told him off… and in return Mark said a lot of hurtful things to me.
I didn’t know how else to prove to Mark that I genuinely cared about him and his future. I was also poor and desperate for positive change in my life, I was counting on Mark to help me like he promised. I spent a lot of time Collaborating on Ideas and plans for facebook and Mark’s Future thinking that all my efforts would eventually lead me to a better life and despite all my effort… I walked away without a Dime. I even said I would never cause him any legal problems in the future because I cared a lot about Mark and I wanted facebook to become a success because it was something I too was a part of and I knew Mark had dreamed about connecting The World from a young age. Even though I was living a poor, sad, stressful, chaotic life, I put him above all that when I walked away… I selflessly wasn’t thinking of myself or my own future.
While Mark broke all his promises to me except for the Plans we made together that he said he would fulfil no matter what, I kept every word and promise I ever made Mark. Hoping that he’d realize what a true friend I was… But as time goes on… I realize that maybe he really doesn’t care, and it gets tough and challenging to remain Hopeful and positive. Mark Zuckerberg had every opportunity to reconcile and make things right through the years, but he choose not to.
Everyday I am Haunted by facebook.
It is everywhere I cannot escape it. It’s on the Radio, TV Shows, Movies, Commercials, Billboards, Magazines, Newspapers, Menus, Items at the store, If family and friends aren’t talking about it random people in public are.
For years I have tried to avoid facebook or Anything mentioning Mark Zuckerberg, Jessica Alona or Erica Albright. I would never read articles with Mark or facebook as the subject. When The Social Network movie came out I avoided that as well. It wasn’t until a few years after the release of the movie that I attempted to Watch it but I couldn’t get myself to watch past the first 15 minutes.
I try not to have hard or negative feelings and try to remain hopeful that one day Mark and I can reconcile and make things right between us… but at times There are a lot of hard feelings that get the best of me and my emotions because I’ve made a lot of effort through the years to reach out to Mark… but all my efforts have failed.
I recently sent Mark a letter August 2017.
I’ve messaged just about everyone I could think of in Mark’s Inner Circle but..
I’ve been Discredited, Denied, Ignored, as if I’m not a human being with feelings, I’ve been Blocked by Dustin Moskovitz and Mark’s sister Donna on Twitter, I’ve been Ridiculed… It’s hard not to feel Used, Cheated, Betrayed… and Forgotten intentionally.
It’s hard to deal with, especially that I have suffered all these years alone in silence… nobody to talk to… nobody that can understand what I have been through all these years with the Anxiety and the Depression I developed with Everything weighing so heavily on my soul, all while dealing with the other harsh realities of my life.
I hope that people can now get a better understanding about why I never came forward and stayed silent and hidden all these years.