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Radical. Feminist. Punk Rock. Anti-Theist. Aspie.
A lot of the world disturbs me so I fight to improve it, and when
such passions overtake me I grab a guitar and scream into a
microphone. I'm an ardent feminist, and a radical, since I'm beyond
fed up with the mainstream culture that permeates most of this
country. I believe the 1st Amendment to be the most important legal
document that the human race has created. Political people will
find me a fast friend.
Chasing after the nature of just what "truth" is has consumed me
from an early age, you can thank Socrates and Fox Mulder. I like to
pretend I'm an alien anthropologist from a species not unlike the
Vulcans, studying the human race and marveling at it's wonders and
it's iniquities. We're promising yet violent creatures, who operate
off of emotion and intuition far more than we do logic and
Music has been a driving force in my life for as far back as I can
remember. As a toddler I was obsessed with Nirvana, and Kurt Cobain
is the reason I became a musician. I also grew up listening to a
lot of Hole, Tori Amos, and X. I'll be very impressed and stoked if
you're familiar with the latter two.
All of you crazy, eccentric bohemians out there, hit me up. I'd
love nothing more than to create with you :)
What I’m doing with my life
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I canvass (accost strangers in public) for various progressive
causes, such as Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties
Union, and the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act. I may be after your wallet
or I may just need your John Hancock. You may have seen me in
action, I've been on street corners and MAX lines all over this
city. Portland is my Mecca. I've always wanted to live here because
it's such a haven for eccentrics.
*Update: Now I knock on doors for Working America, which is an
awesome organization. They're a grassroots citizen advocacy group
affiliated with the AFL-CIO. All hail organized labor!
My life's pursuit is knowledge and the disbursement of it. I
believe that our culture, society and species is struggling it's
way out of intolerance and superstition, and I want to help
illuminate. Ideally that would be through music, comedy and
writing. I also dream of creating my own grassroots organization in
the next few years.
"...and I wanna conquer the world, expose the corporates and feed
'em to the children, do away with air pollution and then I'll save
the whales..." -Bad Religion
I decided to opt out of the badly run daycare center known as high
school at the age of 15 because I had been utterly failed by the
public education system. Nothing so constantly assailed my lifelong
love of learning like school. Overloaded with unnecessary busywork,
unbearably slow paced, and ultimately unrewarding, there was never
any depth to subjects, and teachers grew frustrated with probing
questions. I was a kid who kept asking "why", not to be facetious,
but because I've always enjoyed tracing the origins of things. Due
to divorced parents who moved around, between the ages of 5 and 15
I attended 11 schools and transferred 13 times. Always the new kid
in a new area. That gave me the ability to be socially fearless.
After leaving high school I attended community college on and off
for years, studying whatever I was interested in. I held a variety
of jobs I hated. I joined the Army once too. It was an interesting
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Tearing asunder what I believe to be true and restitching it with
Challenging you to do the same.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My kamikaze style of social interaction. I'm an exuberant
My genuine nature. I have an earnest look about me and people tend
to inherently trust me (very useful when you ask people to hand you
their debit card for a living).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Fiction: Watership Down, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, 1984
Non-Fiction: A World Lit Only By Fire, Girls To The Front, Feminism
and Pop Culture, Generation Kill, Kitchen Confidential, The Chosen
Rejects, God Is Not Great, The Moral Landscape, Imagine, The Big
Short, Be Different, Ecclesiastes
Films: Apocalypse Now, Synedoche New York, Office Space
Shows: Star Trek, The X-Files, Arrested Development, Sherlock,
Battlestar Galactica, True Blood, Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey,
Nirvana. Tori Amos. Hole. X. Bob Dylan. The Mountain Goats. Julie
Ruin. The Breeders. Pixies. The Shins. Circle Jerks. Cranford Nix.
Sleater-Kinney. Le Tigre. Tegan & Sara. Siouxsie & The
Banshees. Andre Nickatina. Mischief Brew. Pink Floyd. Nick Drake.
P!nk. The Smiths. Soho Dolls. The Wipers. Psychedelic Furs. Marcy
Playground. The New Pornographers. Lana Del Ray. Hail Seizures.
Dead Kennedys. Crass. Ben Folds Five. Alice In Chains.
Listing all the bands I like would be akin to listing the digits of
pi. Above is a smattering of favorites to convey my musical
The cuisines are listed West-East, not in order of preference.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
To sustain my life:
2. A 98.6 degree body temperature
To desire the continuation of life:
1. A Need To Know (I am so grateful to have an intellect, and to be
able to understand something about my existence)
2. Access to the works of philosophers, scientists, historians and
musicians (The people I admire most and relate to across space and
3. Music (converts the manic nervous energy that shoots through my
body into a sonic form)
4. Women (the crowning achievement of the universe and it's
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. Literally. The universe and all it's contents fascinate
To be specific, in a list that is far from all-encompassing:
1. The origin of the universe, and how it has developed
2. The origin of life, and how it has developed
3. The evolution of humans, and what life was like for our early
4. History, encompassing the globe from the paleolithic to the 21st
5. Sex, and what sex was like for different cultures in different
6. New music (making it and discovering new artists)
7. Religion (where the stories originate from, how it has been used
for good or evil, and common themes across the ages)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Let's get fucked up and make out while listening to Tegan &
Sara at sunset down on the Waterfront
Let's get high and converse with strangers, pronouncing our new
union a league of enlightened young iconoclasts
Let's get all Bacchanalian on food cart fare then lose it over the
Let's give money to street urchins so they can buy more heroin and
Let's go for a bike ride in the rain then grab coffee as we
commiserate over how fucking cold and wet we are…
Let's drink wine on the MAX while singing Devil Makes Three or The
Mountain Goats and ask strangers intense personal questions
Let's jam out in front of city hall and pretend we're fighting the
Let's take acid and engage Bible-thumpers in pseudo-profound
conversations about mortality and the meaning of life
LET'S DO IT!!!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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"I am such a strange mélangé of good and evil that it would be
difficult to describe me."
I love the above quote because I believe it applies to the entire
Nothing about me is private. Anyone who knows me learns that very
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