I write stories. i grow vegetables. i write down my dreams. i make
my dreams real. i'm smart and a little crazy. i was raised by
strong, smart women. i like to keep the company of strong, smart
women. i'm good at finding magic in unexpected places.
A charmingly grandiose old lover used to call me "The Patron Saint
of Positive Sluttiness", a title I had a lot of fun earning.
What I’m doing with my life
I grew up in New York City and I just moved to Brooklyn at the end
of September after being gone for a bunch of years. I run an
organization with my friends that is actively changing the way we
talk and think and heal through what gets called "mental health"
and "mental illness." These days that means I do a lot of strategic
planning and national organizing with amazing and brilliant people.
I also get to travel around giving workshops and teaching classes
on how to lead happier lives and revision the world into a more
beautiful and just place.
I'm getting my MSW at night at Hunter and writing a lot of papers
about social policy and race and class and gender. I'm developing a
clinical practice on a popular education tool I'm developing a
group of badasses. I'm getting ready to go travel in South America
for a month and give talks in jangled rusty but soulful
Also, I wrote a book last year about time travel and revolution and
spent 2 months on book tour.
I’m really good at
creating new combinations of unlikely things. using a digging fork
and a rake and a pick-axe. getting into trouble and getting out
quick. crafting metaphors for others to jump into. knowing just
where to touch you.
The first things people usually notice about me
Whatever they want to see
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
pues, lo que pasa es que hay un chingo de libros, peliculas,
musica, comida que me gusta pero por al momento no voy a decir
The six things I could never do without
journal, pen, lithium, duct tape, swimming goggles, time
i'm adding meditation and something i just wrote for one of the
questions: I lived in a yoga ashram for a year where we meditated
30 min in the am and 30 min in the pm, every day. It changed my
fucking life. Before I started meditating I never realized it was
possible to practice awareness; that it was possible to train
myself to be aware of meta-levels of thought; that I could find the
part of myself that is compassionate and wise, and consciously act
from that part, and not the scared, freaked out parts. I am a way
more whole, together person because I have a meditation practice.
And lets not even get started on what it did for my sex life...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to rewrite the rules of the game so that the scales tip. how to
shake shit up from behind the scenes. how to share power. how
history will look back at my actions. shameless sex fantasies
involving people i probably shouldn't be fantasizing about.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm still figuring that out. At the moment it involves tracking
down old friends and wandering the streets.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
answer#1: I’m the kind of person that secretly loves being packed
onto a really crowded subway car just to have the excuse to be near
so many strangers.
answer #2: After many years of perfecting the art of loving and
casual romance, I'm realizing that I want to keep the loving and be
less casual. But I don't even seem to have language for it in my
mouth or fingers. (at the moment though i'm just looking for
casualness and nursing a broken heart.(
You should message me if
a. You're interested in spectacular brilliant casualness.
b. you have the crystal shard and want to go on an epic adventure
to save the world
c. You're interested in the radical mental heath work I do (I'll
tell you more.)
d. You have a good story