I don't speak from a script and I guess some people don't like that. I have done a little traveling in my time and I want to travel again. I'm a little bit of a nerd. I watch a lot of cartoons, play video games (although I don't have as much time for games as I once did), and I have a really big toy collection (seriously, it's quite spectacular). I really don't like summarizing myself in an impersonal medium such as this because it just comes out as an unstructured list of trivial facts about me.
I'm pretty smart. I can go on forever about social justice, the prison/military industrial complexes, the patriarchy and white supremacy, and for this reason people always react with shock when they meet me in person and discover that I am actually really fun. (Just because I care about social justice doesn't make me a buzzkill.)
No, I'm not. But people often tell me that I remind them of Stephen Colbert, partially because of my looks and partially because of my personality.
But I am complimented from time to time about my hair, my teeth, and the way I dress.
Books: Mostly I read nonfiction nowadays, because my love of good narrative is slightly overpowered by my desire to learn. I read some Hedges here, some Chomsky there. Also, I understand that there is no way to enforce required reading among adult Americans, but I firmly believe that every American should read Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, as it is probably the most socially relevant contemporary book on the market
Movies: I'll spare you my long list of movies and just say that I am obsessed with Pixar. I could write volumes of praise for each Pixar movie. They are brilliant on so many levels and are too often under-appreciated by average movie-goers. I really love animation. I also like films by Wes Anderson, Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Miyazaki, etc.
Music: I could go on forever. I have very diverse taste in music. Ask me about it. (In case you were thinking about messaging me but didn't know what to say, this might be a good ice-breaker.)
Food: I like it.
My toy collection
My computer (for personal and professional reasons)
Dark beers, porters, stouts. Sometimes IPAs.
Why people are so attracted to the myths of post-racism and American exceptionalism.
Why MRAs are the absolute worst people in the world.
I often think about what I would do if I had super-powers, and how I would use them to pummel the establishment into submission.
I think a lot about my short film idea, and whether or not I'll ever finish it.
I'd love to meet someone who's independent and intelligent and successful and challenges whatever remains of my patriarchal conditioning.
Feminists/activists/nerds are all welcome. If we have similar taste in music then we will probably get along well, but it's definitely not a necessity.
DO NOT MESSAGE ME IF:
You occasionally begin sentences with the phrase, "I'm not a feminist, but..." (Feminism is something to be proud of.)
You occasionally begin sentences with the phrase, "I'm not a racist, but..." (Guaranteed the next thing you say is going to prove otherwise.)
You describe yourself or your ideal significant other as "god-fearing".
Don't be shy! Send me a message!