I like art and conversations and bars. In undergrad I discussed Virginia Woolf and Marxism and queer theory around beer pong tables, and now I'm even more obnoxious.
I'm from Minneapolis. I like riding city buses. I miss skylines. Some of my favorite things in the world are windows, box fans, dance parties, weddings, and road trips. Winter is my favorite season. I make good guacamole.
Currently living in Davis for grad school, but I'm a little wanderlusty & spend a lot of time in Nevada City, East Bay, Sacramento, LA, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
I help run a publishing & media organization, and I'm a PhD student at UC-Davis, where I also teach.
I’m really good at
comedic timing, wearing hats, punctuating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short. I laugh loudly. I have [pretty eyes / shaved head / good beard / cool tattoos].
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
AUTHORS: Ross Gay, Robert Hass, Judith Butler, James Baldwin, Juliana Spahr, Gary Snyder, Fred Moten, Karl Marx, J. Jack Halberstam, Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton, Idris Goodwin, Justin Torres, Cathy Park Hong, Anne Carson, Joy Harjo, Jeanette Winterson, Sherman Alexie, etccccc
MOVIES: The Craft, The Mighty Ducks, Lord of the Rings, Waking Life, Star Wars, The Matrix, Hunger Games
TV: Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Buffy, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Chappelle's Show
MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar, Prince, Rilo Kiley, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Dessa, Counting Crows, Notorious BIG, Ani DiFranco, Sol.Illaquists of Sound, Kacey Musgraves
FOOD: Avocados are my life partner
The six things I could never do without
the internet / internet machines
I spend a lot of time thinking about
language, uprisings, gender non-normativity, poetry, food & food justice, racial justice, animal justice, economic justice, queer shit, beer, broccoli, sweaters, cool t-shirts and skirts, tattoos, wilderness, abolition, fugitivity, refuge, and, to quote a beautiful poem by Gabrielle Calvocoressi, "cities burning / if people need to burn them to get free. / My grandmother gardening / in the late light."
On a typical Friday night I am
At the bar with friends, or reading/writing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I catch myself singing 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." to myself,
but I replace the titular letters with "E-N-F-P."
You should message me if
you want to talk about cool stuff, eat good things, be cute together, or make rap songs.