Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Managing editor. Playwright. Book and theatre reviewer. Podcast
listener. Green tea, wheat beer, and white wine drinker. Carb
eater. Playlist creator. Cardigan wearer. Soulmate seeker.
I'm looking for someone to complement me (and maybe even compliment
me, occasionally!), but also push me out of my comfort zone—we
should all be doing things that make us nervous more often—and
introduce me to new things. In return I promise to make you lots of
mixtapes made up exclusively of bands of which you've never heard
and to proofread all of your cover letters/emails/Facebook statuses
as needed. Passion, talent, and genuineness are attractive to me...
pretty much everything else is negotiable.
Side note: My greatest regret in life right now is not choosing
SondheimSteamroller as my username.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love to write and I've been lucky enough to trick people into
letting me do it for a living.
I wrote my first play last year and I produced it for the Capital
Fringe Festival this past July. It was a bit like having a second
full-time job and I had no idea what I was doing, but it was
thrilling and fulfilling and we got great reviews. Since then I've
written a couple of 10-minute plays and been invited to join a
feminist theatre company—I'm excited to continue exploring this
newfound passion and seeing where it leads!
Otherwise, I like the usual things: going to concerts, wine
touring, discovering new podcasts, etc.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing endlessly, flip cup, creating elaborate Spotify playlists
around specific themes, using the Oxford comma, and delivering best
The first things people usually notice about me
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"What? Holly? Oh, Jolly. Wait, is that your real name?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading: I have a side gig reviewing LGBT-themed and -authored
books, so that's keeping me flush with random reading material. I
also always have the latest issue of New York magazine in my
Listening: The playlist I use during parties is called Indie That
Won't Depress My Friends + Guilty Pleasures, so that should give
you some insight into my musical proclivities.
Food-ing: People who don't like desserts scare me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Friends and family
- The Internet
- A Moleskine journal for jotting down good quotes
- Air conditioning
- Green tea
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what to add to my bucket list next and how to accomplish it. Oh,
and also when I can schedule my next nap.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decompressing at home with takeout and an episode of Hannibal (Hugh
Dancy, mmmmm). Or, the exact opposite of that, depending on the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that I have an age-inappropriate love of unicorns. At work, I
may have an overflow desk for all of my unicorn paraphernalia. If I
tell you that most of the items were gifts would that make it
better? No? Okay, just checking.
You should message me if
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you'd like to grab a beer or cup of tea sometime! Or, you are my
100% enemy, because I desperately need an arch-nemesis and would
like to challenge you to a duel.
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