Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to smile, laugh, and play. I'm committed to social and
economic justice and delve into spirituality. I am excited by
change and challenging myself to try new things, go on adventures,
and travel. I enjoy deep engaging conversation as long as there is
space for being silly too.
I love to cook, walk in the woods, find excuses to connect with the
elements and spend time with those who mutually care and
I grew up in Upstate NY; lived in the suburbs of DC; went College
in the Pacific Northwest; lived for a minute in Philly and Kansas
and then landed in Baltimore where I have been for the past 7
I have gone through a couple of careers now which don't define me,
but demonstrate what I care about. I have been a community
organizer in Baltimore City; a strategic organizing consultant for
anti-war veterans and students; a yoga teacher; a Spanish teacher;
and a human rights education / community organizing
I love to travel and go on silent meditation retreats. It seems
like I make money so I can have fun and focus on my mental,
emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. I have been to India,
Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico and can't wait for the next
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am currently working on trying to bridge my two worlds and
passions: social and economic justice organizing and spirituality.
I just graduated from a Masters program in Intercultural
Communication and completed my thesis on community organizing and
pedagogical praxis in Baltimore City. My plans are always changing,
but I am looking to shift careers toward integrative health and
wellness. Within that realm, I am studying Ayurveda, which is
traditional Indian medicine, and Buddhist Psychology. I have
fantasies about moving to Southern Mexico for a year, because why
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
taking myself really seriously, then recognizing I'm taking myself
too serious and laughing at myself.
Standing on my head; staring contests; tiptoeing; forgetting
people's names (but never a face); and dancing when no one is
Fantasizing about future plans.
Sometimes I'm a really good e-penpal, and sometimes I'm far from
The first things people usually notice about me
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long curly hair (which I actually just cut); my sincerity, although
some people strangely confuse this with sarcasm.
When I'm in a good mood I have been known to talk without much of a
filter, which at times is hilarious tidbits of randomness and other
times just gets me into trouble.
I'm a little awkward.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My recent reads: The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, This is How
You Loose Her, and Drown all by Junot Díaz. The Man Who Fell in
Love with the Moon. 100 Years of Solitude. The New Jim Crow. The
Bhagavad Gita. A Brief History of Nearly Everything. The Red
Books: A People's History of the United States, Pedagogy of the
Oppressed, The Dispossessed, When Things Fall Apart, The Power of
Now, Dharma Punks, Everyone Poops, Click-Clack Moo
Shows: Parks and Rec; 30 Roc; The Mindy Project; Arrested
Development; Mad Men; The Wire; Breaking Bad; Battle Star
Music: Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti,
Krishna Das, Gillian Welch, Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Kimya
Dawson, The Roots
Food: Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Sushi, Mexican and lots of GHEE
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Walking in the woods
A pillow between my knees when I sleep so that my knees don't
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Love for others and self; compassion; existentialism; authentic
connection; comedic timing; how life can be really silly and
serious at the same time; my to do list; what I am going to eat
next. Lately I catch myself wondering why everyone seems to be in
such a hurry (myself included).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
cooking a delicious dinner; watching a movie; playing apples to
apples with friends; . . .
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love the ocean but am afraid of water.
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