Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Curious, enthusiastic, committed to connection and hearty red
wines. An ENFJ (though not as extroverted as I once was).
I'm looking for someone who exhibits some emotional literacy. Do
you know how you're feeling? Great. Do you have some experience
working through conflict in an authentic, vulnerable way?
I'm politically active and try to live out the values I believe in.
I'm a big fan of the "experience, reflection, action" loop, and
tend to search for meaning in my daily life.
I like to think I'm a pretty dynamic teacher, though I spend a lot
of time listening and working with others to refine what they
believe, who they are, and how they see the world. I do
anti-oppression work and facilitation when I'm not teaching.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach in a peace studies program. Generally my students study
grassroots social movements and social justice. Teaching college
students is incredible; the work leaves me feeling challenged and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Jealously pining after other people's dogs
Flossing before bedtime
Being surprised when my students show up for office hours
Asking good questions
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Glasses? Nose ring? Fire in my eyes?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, and Judith
Butler. bell hooks!
Parks & Rec, Law and Order.
Florence + the Machine, First Aid Kit. Beyonce.
Thai is delicious and easily vegetarian-friendly. Indian food.
Anything covered in avocados.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking, "Have I read my student's papers
yet this week?"
Am I helping revive my plants or kill them? What makes people feel
alive? Why do so many people I love spend so many hours a day doing
work they don't like?
How can we work together to change this world to make it more
habitable, more equal, more just, more beautiful?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes on Fridays I'm at this woodworking class I'm taking at
the Chicago Park District (most of the time I skip, though, because
men in their 60s tend to not be the demographic I'm interested in
on Friday evenings).
A bar? Probably at a bar.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You'd like to talk about critical pedagogy. Or experiential
education. Or any nerdy progressive teacher thing.
You are kind. And brave. And enjoy taking risks.
You'd like to walk to the beach.
You make a mean guacamole.
You'd like to eat a mean guacamole.
You've been through some shit, but you did your work and you've
made it to the other side and you're a better person now because of
You make beautiful things with your hands.
You are open-minded and care about the world.
Who are you looking for?
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