Trained as an academic (kinda), mostly just over educated and underemployed like the rest of us.
Studied civil rights, women's studies, 20th century American history. I am pretty much a bleeding heart liberal feminist or suffering from a terrible case of white male guilt, depending on how you want to view it. Both are pretty valid.
I feel like everyone talks about how contradictory they are on this site, so I am just gonna take that approach.
Can be caught at the local coffee shops reading Bell Hooks, Robin Kelley, or Studs Terkel (kind of my hero), but often times will be reading Thrasher or Fangoria magazines.
I'm into Czech New Wave and Italian Neo-realism, but spend most nights eating pizza in bed watching John Waters stuff.
I'm into women's reproductive rights and thinking about the issues of race/class/gender in America, but really like college football.
I check a bunch of skateboarding websites first thing in the morning...with NPR playing in the background.
I dropped out of a PhD program to wait tables.
I will add more here sooner or later.