I’ve never been to Congress.
I regret you feel the need to make false claims about my attendance status (especially since I wasn’t there), and make unfounded assumptions about my well-being and personal response to Appelbaum’s behaviour.
I support Nick for speaking up.
Nick always encouraged an inclusive community which made me feel welcome to participate.
Nick made me feel my presence was worthwhile, even if it took cost and time to fly from Australia to attend events in Europe.
I never felt belittled by Nick. In my experience, Nick always behaved respectfully towards myself and others.
I cannot say the same for Appelbaum.