I have lost my tongue.
From the root of the old one,
a new one has sprung." - Grace Nichols
I've been in Philly for 8 years now. I fucking love it here; I'm never going back to Boston. I've grown a lot; I'm becoming the kind of person I want to be. I've become a good communicator - not only of intellectual ideas, but emotions and feelings. I love having a good conversation and connecting with other people's thoughts and feelings. I also value strong intellectual analysis. Understanding how society works is extremely important. But academic understanding alone isn't enough; it's the follow-through that matters. You know? Put all that knowledge to into action. Social justice and equality aren't just ideas that I think about, but goals that I actively strive for. I hold a strong willingness to fight, a recognition that politics actually matters, that we engage in polemics not to score points or stoke the ego but because there's so much actually at stake.
I'm sincerious, passionate, and dedicated. I'm a terminal sociologist and a recovering Chinese-American. But mostly, I'm just a friend waiting to happen.
If you're a weirdo internet creeper, check out my tumblr at jinnigan.tumblr.com.