In its ongoing beyond-the-box experiment in giving real folks the reins to Sweden’s national Twitter presence, the effusively gay-friendly Scandinavian land has this week handed over the steering wheel of its official account, @Sweden, to lesbian truck driver Hanna Fange.
Fange (right), a self-proclaimed “truck driving, coffee drinking lesbian” from Uppsala who normally uses the Twitter handle @lastbilslesbian, began tweeting for all of Sweden on Monday. Thus far Fange’s trucking job has had her mostly reporting from the road (carefully, she promises) through Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, but she’ll return to Swedish blacktops on Thursday.
Fange’s already proven to been a prolific, hip, and very fun tweeter, listening to The Knife by day and reading herself to sleep with David Sedaris at night, and offering up such 140-character-or-less morsels as:
“Sigourney’s panties always look really uncomfortable, and you always get to see them.”
“… and now the entire truck smells of pig shit. Damn you, piggie truck beside mine!”
“Note to self: don’t re-read your tweets. They will just make you blush, because you seem to be the lesbian equivalent to the Swedish Chef.”
Fange will continue to be the Twitter voice of Sweden through next Monday, January 23.