Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Californian living in Melbourne for the past year and a half by way
of Boston, Massachusetts (for a year) and London (for four
Lefty politically, writer, lover of coffee and natural wine,
occasional baker of banana bread, educator, adventure seeker.
Profile name is an homage to the cleverest tumblr of all, marrying
my unironic love of Beyonce and US politics:
What I’m doing with my life
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-freelance writing about pop culture, coffee, food, wine, politics,
-learning to cycle in this city
-planning adventure always
For my day job, I manage a learning centre for kids with literacy
and comprehension issues but I try to fill the nights and weekends
with lots of other things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-finding good coffee
-knowing/ rapping all the words to "Baby Got Back" (because I'm a
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dreamy Californian twang minus the Kardashian.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith, Caitlin Moran, Lucky Peach, Render
Food Mag, babes who write about other babes
Broad City, Daily Show, Kitchen Cabinet, Nevermind the Buzzcocks
(looking at you Laaaaandan)
Belle & Sebastian, 60s girl groups forever. Chvrches and Borns
Degustations with funky wine pairings, sloppy burritos, avocados
for days, specialty coffee, Nashville fried chicken (shout out to
Belle's) ...all about consumption of things that are good because
they're made with good ingredients (food, wine, coffee, etc). You
could call me a food/ drinks snob and you'd be judgy, but you'd
also be correct.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1.) my iPhone
4.) news/news-ish websites (CNN, NY Times, Jezebel, Gawker)
5.) my passport
6.) my friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether I'll ever move back to California (or the USA
Social justicey things that keep bleeding hearts up late at night
Cuisine and what to write about it.
My dream job.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
consuming, ideally dancing...not doing enough of that, gabbing
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I were reading my profile I'd be annoyed by the shifting list
I've never seen Casablanca. You want deeper than that, you need to
buy me a drink.
You should message me if
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You like road trips. You live in Melbourne but you're excited to
move around. You're happy with where you are in your life (you have
your shit together). You're an ally. You don't paint all Americans
with the same brush (is that the saying?). Your friends would agree
that you're open-minded, generous and funny. You're from
continental Europe or the UK (...and want to marry me for a visa.
Just kidding. Sort of).
You can be critical of the status quo and feel really grateful in
You think drinking wine in bed is an excellent use of a Tuesday
Or, like, any other reason.*
*but you have to make me laugh
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