transplant from the west coast (the bay, san diego, seattle), moved
to chicago from seattle in the fall of 2010 for grad school. from a
big family. have been riding a bicycle in the city setting for 10
years. work in higher ed, bartend and advocacy work. feminist.
nature lover. secret jock. down to earth. just trying to stay alive
and figure out ways to best house all this privilege!
What I’m doing with my life
just completed a master's degree, thinking about a phd, trying to
live out my values of racial (and all) justice, invested in queer
community building and empowerment. planning my next move.
I’m really good at
paying attention to details, riding my bike in a city, playing
basketball and soccer, rolling joints, writing papers, thinking
strategically, gesturing wildly, being calm amidst conflict/crisis,
listening, balancing nine million things at once.
The first things people usually notice about me
from what people have told me: that i'm quiet, and that i have
"cool glasses." but let's face it, people probably just think i'm a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
off the top of my head....film: almodovar, orson welles,
christopher guest, todd solondz. tv: arrested development, mr.
show, strangers with candy. books: theory (foucault, judith butler,
louis althusser, dean spade, angela davis), fiction (gary
shteyngart, jeanette winterson, cormac mccarthy) mindfulness (thich
nhat hanh, jon kabat-zinn). music: everything from fleetwood mac to
m83, from tender forever to jean grae, from sun kil moon to austra,
from yelle to gil scott-heron. i will eat just about anything and i
could eat mexican food for the rest of my life. i try to maintain a
whole food, plant-based diet, but if it's free or if someone cooked
it for me, i will eat it.
The six things I could never do without
living near water
family - chosen and given
open, green spaces
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how i can become a farmer and/or live in a traveling tiny home,
time and efficiency, the past, the present, the future, hypocrisy
and irony, the events that make life stranger than fiction.
On a typical Friday night I am
rejoicing! probably out and about with friends, or working or at a
meeting, doing yoga or riding my bike, or enjoying being alone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a kid/teenager I wanted to be in the WNBA and I
sincerely thought I would be able to achieve this.
You should message me if
you like adventures, you prefer to be treated well, you didn't just
get out of a serious relationship, your sense of self-worth and
self-confidence is high.
**okcupid has increased the number of gender identity options, but,
confusingly, only limited options remain for the "seeking" section.
I'm attracted to female-identified people.**