Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Often people say I'm filled with contradictions, but in my mind
everything goes together.
I love exploring new places. I dream of spinning a globe and
heading off to whichever spot my finger lands on..
I enjoy: taking road trips, French impressionist paintings, being
in radical spaces, James Baldwin, exploring, working to abolish the
imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy, and
walking aimlessly throughout the city.
I would love to meet someone who is down for a conversation that is
almost entirely nonsensical.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to find a balance between staying grounded in the present
and skipping through the clouds, searching for more. However my day
job involves putting out fires through the city (as a youth crisis
I'm an East Coast transplant and trying to see as much of the
Midwest as I can
I also conduct research on the KKK..which sounds a lot cooler than
it actually is
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making friends with randoms and then staying in touch with them.
This is especially true for people I sit next to on airplanes..or
cab drivers..or people I meet in bookstores.
I've also been told I make kick-ass lavender cookies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm that person drinking an iced coffee in the dead of winter
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love The Bluest Eye- I learn something new every time I read it.
I also enjoy anything written by Isabelle Allende, Erik Larson and
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Harry Potter. and Harry Potter again.
Remember The Titans. Love & Basketball. The Adjustment Bureau.
You've Got Mail. Iron Man. Men in Black II.
John Legend. Lauryn Hill. Chrisette Michel. Amy Winehouse. K'NAAN.
Johnny Cash. Janelle Monàe.
Shonda is Queen. Modern Family. Sherlock.
NPR. I just started listening to Serial (I know, I'm late) and it's
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- large, loud family gatherings
- roomates: from high school, college, summer programs,
conferences..you get the point)
- ginormous puppies that make it difficult to breathe when they
accidentally sit on you
- sangria. red, white, peach, passionfruit..I love it all
- Being about something. I believe that dedicating yourself wholly,
passionately to something, anything, makes life worth living. I
want to be surrounded by people who are living out their dreams.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can actually learn Spanish instead of pretending, US
politics, when I can get a puppy and how to change culture.
OH and trying to understand why anyone would think hamburger helper
is a worthwhile product. I'm upset it exists.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with my friends trying to live a night that we will never
forget... but usually we just end up doing something low-key, like
catching up over drinks and eating homemade Moroccan food
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I always listen to Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" on the way to
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to jump into the car and drive until you reach a town
you've never heard of.
You have crinkly eyes
You want to join me for Grown Folks Stories at the Silver Room
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