STOPMAKlNGSENSE
22 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Patriarchy smashin, white privilege bashin, racism trashin, hurricane of passion.

Pretty much a real funky mix of city boy and hardcore outdoorsman. Let's go clubbing and then camping.

RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY
Feminist, anti-racist, general activist.

Founder of Portlanders Organized for Education Reform (POER)
POER believes that the lack of education of Portland's racist history is deeply rooted in the current state of Portland's race issues (btw if you think pdx doesn't have issues with racism, let's talk! I didn't know for a long time 'cause no one every taught me. (hence the push for education reform)) , and that through curriculum reform we can make great strides towards progress.
As long as we continue to hide a racist past, we condone a racist present.

Friends First is the policy here, dig? if I'm tryna talk to you it's because I'm interested in you as a person, not as a sexual conquest. The friend zone is not a real thing, I've been friends with primarily girls my entire life so either we become friends and decide we wanna ~get physical~ or we become friends and you have a chill, adamantly feminist, not gonna try to get with you, "understands the struggle" (but also knows he will never TRULY understand), guy friend.

DISCLAIMER
Just fyi I am not very good at replying in a timely manner on here so plz don't take it personally if I take a while to get back to you I promise I will try to reply eventually!
What I’m doing with my life
Back from Alaska now, feel free to ask about my adventures! Right now I'm focusing on working and making art. I do mostly installation/interactive pieces related to social justice, as well as purely aesthetic photography.
I’m really good at
Explaining systems of oppression, The power of language to perpetuate said systems and helping v privileged persons understand why these things at important.
Camping and outdoorsy stuff
Teaching others how to camp and do outdoorsy stuff.
Free boxing/thrift shopping
Portland knowledge.
Taking my socks off without using my hands.
Reciting the words to any Talking Heads song upon request
Defending Kanye
Shakin' my stuff on the dancefloor
The first things people usually notice about me
#booty
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading:
My Bondage & My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (personal hero obz)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Racial Sobriety by Rev. Dr. Clarence Williams (⬅highly suggest!!!!!!!!)
White Like Me by Tim Wise
Keith Haring's journals
Forever rereading/annotating/sticky-noting The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Master of None was REALLY well done
The Newsroom, Flight Of The Conchords, The Office, 30 Rock, 3rd Rock From The Sun, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Rick & Morty, @midnight, The Meltdown, Black Jesus

I'm a giant music nerd and I listen to lots and lots and lots of stuff but these are probably my top five:

1) Talking Heads
2) Beck
3) Kanye West (if you "hate Kanye" then PLEASE I beg of you stop just paying attention to what mass media is feeding you and actually do some research, he's a great dude who makes amazing music.)
4) Stevie Wonder
5) The Shins

Fela Kuti is my fucking jam
The six things I could never do without
People
Social Justice initiatives
Music
Art
Backpacking/Camping gear & fly rod
Climbing shoes
http://uproxx.com/smokingsection/2015/02/kanye-west-only-one-grammys-video/

(not in order)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Environmentalism
Intersectional Anti-racism
Intersectional Feminism
Intersectional Bootyism
The remix to ignition
On a typical Friday night I am
sippin on [diet] coke n rum, i'm like so what i'm drunk. it's the freakin weekend baby i'm about to have me some fun (bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can show u a good time ;)
(as in go with you to do fun things and treat you like a person and not just a sexual conquest)

I can make u feel good ;)
(as in be enthusiastic about all the things about you that make you an awesome person and take the time to make you feel valued and respected)

I can take u places u've never been ;)
(because I've lived in Portland my entire life and know lots of cool spots)
You should message me if
You tryna go camping or fly fishing or rock climbing (or wanna learn how to if you don't already know; I love to teach!)
You wanna talk about insanely important topics!
You wanna learn lots of info bout Tha Roze City or listen to good music really loud or go dancin'
Come dancing with me and watch me get down! I promise it's awesome and hilarious!
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