Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am an easy going, caring person, and I love to play, laugh, and
connect with people. I'm very active and like to run
, play sports
, and I am an avid
Philadelphia is my home town, and after living in Seattle for 5
years I'm glad to be putting my roots down here. I moved back after
the birth of my nephew, who is now three, and my family is a
wonderful part of my life.
My values are deeply rooted in having close relationships with my
friends and family, and my sense of caring has led to my commitment
to social justice and liberation for all people. I want to be with
someone who shares those values, who is in touch with her own sense
of caring both about those who are close and about the world in
general, but who can also be relaxed, playful, and build a close
and loving partnership.
As a community-oriented person, I would love to be with someone who
wants to build a close-knit community of friends and family
together. I love having time to relax, do a games night with
friends, eat out at interesting restaurants, or just cook a meal at
home and curl up to watch a movie. Shoot me a message if I sound
like an interesting person.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am an organizer on the campaign to raise the minimum wage,
meaning I spend a lot of my time hanging around fast food
restaurants and low paying retail stores talking to workers about
standing up for better pay. I've done various kinds of organizing
work for the last few years, and may be deciding that it's too
chaotic for me in the long run. I'm toying with the idea of
becoming a high school chemistry teacher in the Philly public
schools. That's right, I think teaching chemistry on the sinking
ship that is the Philadelphia public school system would be less
chaotic than being an organizer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
, playing with
children (and adults who are willing), and making super chocolatey
delicious brownies. And I'm almost unbeatable at tetherball. Why is
it not a respected sport?!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It's funny and a little sad to me how many people write exclusively
about their appearance here. I think what stands out about me is
kindness, my easy going nature, and that I'm interested in
listening and getting to know people. That and my dashing good
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: People's History of the US, The New Jim Crow, and I
completely loved the Harry Potter series!
Music: I'm a huge Dispatch fan! I like lots of other indie artists
too, and have fun singing along to pop music of all kinds. As a
swing dancer and DJ I also listen to and love old jazz music like
Sidney Bechet, Count Basie, and tons of other big band and
dixieland jazz musicians.
I don't watch a lot of tv and movies, but I was a huge Simpsons fan
at one point. When I do watch tv it's usually because the Eagles
are playing, but I will occasionally get into a tv series. As for
movies, a few favorites are Lars and the Real Girl, Martian Child,
Garden State, and almost anything Mel Brooks or Monty Python ever
Foods: I love all kinds of food, especially Mexican, Italian, Thai,
the bananas foster french toast I had at an amazing cafe in New
Orleans, and, I have to admit, I love a good cheesesteak, or a
roast pork sandwich from D'nics at Reading Terminal.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Time to relax and connect with people
Beautiful places in the natural world
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create the most fun and transformative movement for social
justice ever while still having room in my life to do lots of other
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends or out swing dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Captainphilly is a nickname I got from a Welsh friend of mine I met
as a camp counselor, but I don't really know how it ended up on my
profile and I don't think it actually suits me very well.
And I may have just eaten most of a huge chocolate bar. Really good
chocolate might be my greatest weakness.
You should message me if
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You are kind, relaxed, live an active life, and like to laugh and
have fun. You care about people and the world around you, and value
community. You, like me, think it's upsetting that so many women on
this site refer to themselves as "girls." You think I'm an
interesting person you'd like to get to know.
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