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47 Oakland, CA Woman


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 36–57
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
May 16
White, Other
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Strictly vegetarian
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Entertainment / Media
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has a kid, but doesn’t want more
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I am warm, open-minded, opinionated, fun and compassionate...I am ready to create something amazing with the right partner.

I'm from California, and long time Bay Area dweller, but have had a chance to visit some other wonderful places. I like yoga, provocative conversation, hot springs, the ocean, gardening, music, writing, giant trees, social entrepreneurship, healthy food, going to new places and summer road adventures.

I am a proud mama of a magical three year old boy.

I am looking for a man who is wise, kind, generous, courageous, solid, humble and loves what he does & who he is. We don't have to have the same interests, but sharing common values, and a collaborative sense of adventure is key. Let's create something beautiful in the time we have here.

Check out this inspiring piece - it says a lot about what I care about :)
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a cultural events producer & social change advocate, having worked in the arts, economic justice & environmental fields for many years. I am passionate about what I do, & receive great joy in connecting visionaries & convening the wise and innovative people of my day through various events & forums. I like to inspire people to make a difference for others.

I was born in CA, went to UC Berkeley, and New College of CA- BA in Humanities/Cultural Organizing. I was trained in ballet and modern, danced professionally & ran dance companies.

New adventure is on the horizon. Possibility abounds.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Living life fully; Bringing amazing people together; Making a great meal out of whatever I find; Organizing events; Finding solutions; Authentic communication; Raising a beautiful little boy; Making up silly songs; Finding great deals; Collaboration and team work; Picking out the perfect gift; Working hard, then seriously relaxing; Noticing little things; Laughing at myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Not sure, maybe my smile or open personality :) (For what it's worth, most people think I'm a lot younger than I am - mostly that's a complement.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Soul, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Folk, old school Hip Hop, Rock. Sade, Nneke, Fela, The Roots, Michelle Ndege'Ocello, Lupe Fiasco, Erikah Badu, Earth Amplified, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Prince, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, India Arie, Tracy Chapman...(I got to see Fela! the musical on Broadway - it was incredible!) My two year old likes the Dixie Chicks. I'm recently into the a cappella group Pentatonix.

I LOVE movies...too many to mention... Beasts of the Southern Wild, Whale Rider, the Matrix, American Beauty, Fire by Deepa Mehta, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Shawshank Redemption, Man Facing Southeast, Dead Man Walking, Do The Right Thing. I tend to like socially-conscious documentaries. Lately, its all about Frozen, the Lego Movie and all four of the Tinkerbell movies - we love that rebel fairy!

The poet Rilke has saved my soul more than once, Rumi, Gibran, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabelle Allende, Howard Zinn...

...Gotta give a shout out for Chinua Achebe who recently passed.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My son tops this list by a million :)
But, also...
Being around smart, compassionate people;
The sky, sun, stars, trees;
Soaking in hot water (would be tough to give up);
Clean air, water;
Close friends
Lately, my home made chai with fresh ginger and tumeric
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The people that matter to me; How to live a fun and balanced life; How to be of better service to both friends and strangers; How being a parent is so deeply transformational and relentless at the same time; Creating an outrageously beautiful life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes at home chilling out with Netflix, at an art event, a movie, a great restaurant, or walking around the lake...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I watched every season of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Deep down I wish I was Shonda Rhimes.

Also, I admit I am not compelled by OKC main profile pics where guys are wearing sunglasses, or are holding a drink at a bar. I have to get over it to read more...
You should message me if
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You are a grown-up, who still knows how to have fun... someone who has been through a rite of passage, and come out on the other side. Someone who is strong enough to not have to be right, courageous enough to love, and lives with a spirit of abundance and grace.

A man who cares deeply for the plight of others, for the earth and for future generations - but not at the expense of his family. Men with kids are sexy ;) Dad's who are engaged with their kid(s) are the best.

Someone who brings the spiritual into every day life. (ie: taking a deep breath in traffic and smiling at the person in the car in the next lane.)

Someone who is solvent, has at least a few of their ducks lined up, and is not in a state of anxiety about the basics...but, who also acknowledges their privilege and shares their good fortune when compelled, without reservation. The ability to travel, eat organic, and be generous is a wonderful thing.

Someone who knows they don't know everything, but has learned a few good things along the way, and knows that wisdom is sometimes knowing you don't really know.

They say there are 5 ways people show and receive love. 1. Physical affection 2. Verbal affection 3. Gifts 4. Doing things for the other 5. Spending quality time. All of the above sounds good to me...but, I don't need all of it in spades, all the time. Just a nice sprinkle throughout the week - even if we have busy, independent lives.

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