Poking around my blog is a better way to get a sense of the kind of person I am than is reading any of these boxes: http://imsuchanafroholic.com
But if you'd rather have boxes, that's cool too. Some things about me, let's go: My name's Maya. I'm 24, a person who both loves to talk and loves to listen, a cuddler, a reader, a music-lover, and a person who is known to cry at just about anything. I prefer the term queer to bi, but I'm waiting for OkC to catch up. Also I'm pretty femme (6 of my 9 pictures feature me in a dress, lol), but generally speaking am not here for gender binaries or gender roles in any way, shape, or form. I'm a sociologist, a feminist, and I'm pretty into Blackness both intellectually and aesthetically. I drink wheat beers like they're water; Disaronno sour is my go-to "real drink," and I have recently discovered that I am old enough to turn down free shots. I love to laugh. I contain multitudes. Intersectionality is my jam.
Open relationship is also somewhat of a misnomer, but I'm proud of OkCupid for trying. I've been in a polyamorous relationship for a little over a year now. There's been a lot of growing and learning and changing and figuring out difficult/complicated stuff, but even more happiness and love and snuggles and pleasure. I want to make sure I'm really up front about it with new folks. So, there's that. I welcome all sorts of questions about it.
My house has a cat. She does not actually belong to me, though recently I've begun to feel like she has adopted me. Most days it seems like it's the cat's world and we just live in it... Anyway, if you're allergic, take note.