Upfront disclaimer: I have a boyfriend, PFPorty. We're polyamorous, though I'm not actively seeking new partners. But if someone awesome happens to cross my path, I'm open to the idea. Also, I can go months between logins to this site... So if I don't reply to a message, I probably just haven't logged in. Or if I have, it's been so long I've assumed you have moved on and so I don't reply. The boy checks his OkC messages regularly, though. Contacting him might get to me faster, oddly enough.
I'm a hippie chick (in ideology, anyway) who escaped ultra-conservative Bible-belt Georgia by running away to school just outside of DC. I am an artist with a strong background in music (classical and folk, primarily), but I mostly express myself through writing and the visual arts nowadays, especially micrography. I have my first solo gallery show coming up in May, which I'm super-stoked about!
I've also become mildly obsessed with ballroom dancing/latin dancing. I was on my university's competition team, and it's crazy amounts of fun.
I am an optimist and a modern version of a hippie: liberal, pacifist, independent, creative, chill in attitude but always full of mental energy. Granted, I must admit that "hippie" was merely one of those nicknames the kids back in the South tried to insult me with when I'd express non-right-wing views, so I took it and ran with it. Having a strong opinion on anything and everything is one of my specialties, but I always love listening to the other side or a different take on the same. I can debate just about anything. I'm pretty good at that.
I strongly believe that life is out there to be enjoyed, so I want to make sure I do just that. Love transcends gender, and my bisexuality is an extension of that belief (aside from the fact that I think both boys and girls are pretty, as well as those in between). I sometimes prefer to call myself queer now, though, rather than bi. I identify as polyamorous, but have no issue with monogamy--it's just not an absolute requirement for my relationships. I've had monogamous and poly relationships and both types have been beautiful and fulfilling in their own ways.
I used to be into a whole lot of political activism... but then I worked on Capitol Hill for a while after I finished college, so now I'm a little politicked-out, but I may get back to it eventually.
I am pretty religious... but in a liberal Reform way. I am studying in a Reform seminary, after all.