Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to DC about three months ago from London and am excited to
get to know people and the city.
I enjoy talking to people and learning about their lives - it is
the best part of what I do for work. I also try to connect with
community orgs that work with youth. These days, I watch a good
amount of film, and I make it to museums and art exhibits
regularly. I'm also always on the lookout for public and graff art.
I'm pretty eclectic in my musical taste and love a good show, but I
haven't made it out to too many shows lately.
Most importantly about me though, I really love a good shrimp
taco....something that seems more and more difficult to find the
further I get from California.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m an academic. I teach in a school of education and focus my
research on youth identities and politics. I've done a lot of youth
political organising and education in the past, and still try to
keep involved. Basically, I do youth cultural studies.
My work is nerdy, but I think it's really cool. I get to work with
young people and still think about big ideas.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Underlining a book, not maintaining my balance (physically),
falling asleep in places I probably shouldn’t, keeping my nails
clean, losing track of what day it is, cooking, and polishing
The first things people usually notice about me
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People usually say my eyelashes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I read a lot for work and don’t read as much fiction as I
would like, but I really like Junot Diaz & Chimamanda Adichie.
Right now I am reading Brick Lane, Purple Hibiscus and a biography
of Thelonious Monk.
Music: pretty varied, depending on the season--right now its pretty
hip hop heavy.
current playlist: M.I.A, Digable Planets, GZA, A Tribe Called
Quest, Johnny Bada$$, Aloe Blacc, Broken Bells, Zero7, Cee Lo
Green, TV on the Radio, Les Nubianes, Antibalas, Karsh Kale.
TV: The Wire, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, The X-Files,
Battlestar Galactica, It's Always Sunny, Twin Peaks
Film: Do the Right Thing, La Haine, Donny Darko, The Spook Who Sat
by the Door, Castle in the Sky, and of course Point Break.
Food: I love a good meal--it is really what I do; when I'm out
pretty much anything is game. I cook a lot and enjoy it. At home I
tend to try to keep it fresh, using lots of seasonal produce from
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My computer (I wish this wasn’t the case)
The sun (it’s the Californian in me)
A well made cup of chai
looking for sales on dwarf goats online
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people do & say the things they do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a jazz club, film, show/performance and/or spending time with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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i failed third grade. im not kidding.
You should message me if
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You don't think it is a drag to wander a museum or bookstore, or go
for a bike ride and want to enjoy a bit of the city together.
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