I'm constantly amazed by the awesomeness of my life. It's full of amazing friends and lovers, fulfilling work, fun hobbies, music, and dancing. I hope for a world where we all take good care of each other so everyone feels welcome at the awesome party we build together.
I wear a lot of hats that I really like: I'm an academic, I'm an opera singer, I'm a dancer, I'm a stand-up comic, I'm a writing coach, I'm an arts fundraiser/organizer. It feels like my plate should be full, but I'm still hungry to explore the world and all the wacky, creative people in it.
[also, I wrote this when I first joined in January and I was just thinking I'd revisit it and do some editing, perhaps to tone down the ebullient positivity and capture that perfect tone of OKCupid snark, but you know what, fuck it, this is totally who I am, and yeah, I am this happy, so come play in my world, it's a super fun place]
Also, the awesomeness of my life is partially because of me being awesome and putting a lot of work into it, other parts of it are because of awesome people who surround me, but the opportunities and circumstances I have are also informed by HUGE amounts of white, cis-male, hetero-presenting, credentialed/institutional, class, and able-bodied privilege that I have. I do my best to be a strong ally who uses this position in a way that's helpful to others, and I'm still working hard on speaking less and listening more. Also fuck white supremacy and fuck the patriarchy.