Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Am I a deeply, intensely interesting person with a firey passion
for movement, dance or circus arts, an extroverted personality, an
enthusiasm for conversational sparring and an nigh-inexhaustible
appetite for adventures of the traveling variety?"
Next, consider whether you're just messaging me to comment on my
flexibility. Consider whether a contortionist has likely heard this
comment before. Briefly imagine how bored they might be with this
line of conversation if it's not coming from another circus
Are you kinky? Poly? Not-straight? Good for you. I don't much care
unless you're actively critiquing your communities and considering
ways they could be more intersectional from a class/race/ableism
perspective. If you understood the above sentence and are thinking
"Yes! Yes that!", I want to get a beer with you and talk about how
fucked up the BDSM scene is.
If you saw "poly" and thought "My girlfriend and I....", stop. Why
all the endless couples looking for a single, unattached, female
third for their triad haven't just all connected with each other
to create a large pool of female "thirds"who could go triad up as
much as everyone pleases while their male partners go have bonding
sessions over boning two girls at once is a mystery to
If you've actually made it through this text block, believe
yourself to fit the descriptor in the initial paragraph, can
sidestep all the following caveats outlined, and still want to
message me, go ahead. I'll be pleasantly surprised if we don't
already know each other.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend the vast majority of my time working towards putting my
body in increasingly strange shapes. I also blues dance, perform
acro-swing, train circus arts furiously, and spend much of my time
upside down. I also teach all of the above.
If you message me asking for help with your flexibility or to learn
circus, you will get my private lesson rates. I can only assume
that anyone asking to "learn circus tricks" is interested in
compensating me fairly for my time- otherwise, I'm forced to assume
you're an entitled ass towards working artists.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being mid-air and upside down. Putting other people into the air
and making them upside down. Screenprinting. Making metal do what I
want it to. Empathizing. Telling stories that make you laugh too
hard. Making art. Cooking damn good morning-after breakfasts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I will not hesitate to call you out on something busted you just
said. I don't put up with sexist, classist, anti-sex-worker,
fatphobic, ableist, racist, and otherwise fucked up language. And
I'm not shy about pointing it out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-People. I'm incredibly extroverted and require lots of
-Art. I quickly start to lose touch with my sanity when I can't
-Physicality. When I can't move my body in some way (dance,
aerials, acrobatics), my world is an unhappy place.
-Sex. Good sex, specifically; I can do without bad sex.
-Independence. Any relationships I have need to account for a
fierce independence to my own life.
-Community. Circus family, dance community, festy friends...the
list of the worlds I run in and appreciate goes ever on, and I
couldn't live without it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When my next training session is and how I can be upside-down or
midair as soon as possible. When I can manage to see everyone I
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Surrounded by a crowd of old friends and new strangers with a drink
in one hand and a grin on my lips while being unnecessarily
charming and witty. Possibly upside down.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're a political radical with a penchant for long discussions
about dismantling oppressive systems followed by getting tied up.
You're fellow circus people, and want to stretch for hours before
cuddling up to get lost in a movie. You're a traveler up for
parties till dawn and glitter on every inch of your skin when we
stumble into daylight. You're a sweet femme queer boy who wants to
be my girlfriend. You can embody any of these traits and message me
about with without being completely creepy.
Who are you looking for?
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