Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey! I'm Maëlys!
At this stage I think I'm more interested in finding new friends.
I'm into nights where we experiment with home-made kraft dinner, do
an at-home 80s movie date, try bakeries around town or just
I've ended up working as a software developer for a start-up. I'm
self-taught and there's some aspects to this work I find neat but
at the end of the day it's just an instrument so that I can spend
time with those I love, enjoy food & housing security, and
Otherwise I have a deep interest in writing about all things queer
and reading about the world at large. I admire the work my friends
do to bridge and deliver services to our community. I also like to
bake vegan desserts!
I identify as a dyke and graysexual. I'm a testosterone poisoning
What I’m doing with my life
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I write code for a startup by day, I come home to the queerest
little franco household by night. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week
and do a fair amount of reading up on social justice / trans stuff
on Tumblr on my off-time. I bake as a self-care thing.
Being trans has played a significant role in my life recently.
Partly in terms of dealing with the government to acquire new
documentation, partly because of the fallout on everything from my
work situation and family ties to being able to use the washroom in
peace and trusting the police.
I think I'd like to spend more time reading books, writing my own
stories, and traveling. To that end I've been reducing my reliance
on computers/television for entertainment, making it easier to get
to activities like reading. Transition-related costs have put a
real damper on traveling for the next few years, but hey - there's
lots to discover close to home!
But yeah I love travelling. I have a fair amount of anecdotes
collected over the years.
There's the time I was stopped in Buenos Aires because I had been
in Argentina illegally. The time I was part of a massive impromptu
picnic at the side of the Seine in Paris. The other time I was in
Paris to hand off a package at an airport. The two work stretches I
did in Johannesburg, South Africa. The time I backpacked around
Great Britain and got drunk at the home of this couple I knew from
my warez days. The time I spoke at a hacker conference in New York
City. The time I infiltrated a Tea Party rally with my boyfriend in
Washington DC. The time I got to see the sunset in Cuba. The time I
ate that incredible sub in Atlantic City. The time I saw the Aurora
Borealis in the Gaspé Peninsula. The time I was at an all-night
rave in Montreal. The time I stayed at a librarian's house in San
Jose. The time I stumbled on the Trans March in Philly and
witnessed a city during the US government shutdown. The times I
faked my way to interview music executives in Toronto. The time I
hit up the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in response to the
Tea Party rise in the US. The time my wallet with all my money and
ID was stolen in Las Vegas while travelling alone. The time I did a
road trip around the Great Lakes. The time I jet out of Venice in
the middle of the night in a high speed boat. The time I saw a
hilarious burlesque show in Vancouver.
I recognize that I've been tremendously privileged. What I'm hoping
to do in the years to come is telework from South-East Asia
(Thailand or Vietnam) for a bit.
I’m really good at
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Clicking on people's profiles multiple times because I forgot I
already visited them. Seriously I'll click on the same person ten
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Comfy sweaters that double as pillows.
Hitachi Magic Wand.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The legacy of my youth to an older me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
*In my head* I'll go to bed early!
*Reality* Hahahaha nope.
You should message me if
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If the idea of hanging out sounds good.
You need to be okay with how masculine I am. I have a deep voice
and always get read as male by strangers.
If you state on your profile that it's important that your partner
own a car and be career-oriented then we're probably not
compatible. Same goes if you have the words "treat you like a lady"
in your profile. Also I'm poly.
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