She/ they, wholesome pervert, tough/ tender, anti-imperialist, extremely perceptive.
I'm an anti-zionist Jew. I'm Middle-Eastern/ white/ the child of an Arab mama (my ancestors have been in Palestine for hundreds of years and in Syria always) and an Eastern European white Jewish father (who is the descendant of mystics). I will show you love through food, tea and fiery honesty.
I care immensely about the people in my life, including my long term partner (who I am so lucky to be with.) It means a lot to me to be a good friend, a thoughtful lover and a solid partner.
(I'm not only into women, as my profile states. I'm into gorgeous, magnificent, rough, gentle, honest, revolutionary queers. But that wasn't a category, and the misogyny that comes my way from cis-men when I check other options makes this website feel really unsexy.)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a therapist/ Somatics practitioner who is currently holding a baby part time for work. When I'm not nannying I write poetry, see my friends, cook Halabi (Aleppan) food, watch Justin Bieber's music video for his song "Sorry" and try to dance like those badass ladies alone in my kitchen, go on long wandering walks by oceans and redwood trees or in and around Chinatown, support POOR Magazine and the Homefulness project in deep East Oakland and lift weights.
I’m really good at
Noticing magnificence almost anywhere, especially in light and people and plants; allowing myself to be moved; being vulnerable and strong; making the best salads ever (I have a tender, undying love for vegetables); crushing; noticing what is happening in group dynamics; developing meaningful relationships with kids; connecting Jewish texts and traditions to contemporary political struggles; flirting.
The first things people usually notice about me
My warmth, my strong opinions and outspokenness, the way I look at them, my listening skills.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Middle eastern salads, avocados, really good Ethiopian food, homemade almond milk. And lemons.
Separatist queer zines and pamphlets (particularly those written in the early 90s.) an example is "QUEERS READ THIS: A leaflet distributed at a pride march in NY, Published anonymously by Queers."
And poems, always poems.
The six things I could never do without
Bodies of water, sunlight, real intimacy, connection to ancestry and family, the smell of open air spice markets in the Old City of Jerusalem (where my family is from), radical Jewish community.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My grandparents who are far away and how to best express to them my appreciation and love; how to resist colonization in all of it's forms and how to support peoples' powerful resistance and liberation struggles; gorgeous queers; how to express what is hard to express and in what form; cooking, laughing, hanging out with my friends, hot water, healing, bodies, the moon, and how to protect time for these.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having Shabbat dinners with friends, watching trashy reality television with my anti-capitalist, radical feminist boo, lighting candles and singing blessings.
You should message me if
You deeply care about being kind, present and honest.
You want to be outside in a forest with me and sing songs or to be kissed soft and hard while pushed against a tree. I'll bring you tea so your hands won't get cold, probably.
You want to have a 3 or 4 some with some kind and kinky queers and you want to talk about maybe doing that with me and my boo.
You want to send each other poems to read, especially ones by Arab and Middle Eastern women.
You want to have tea and talk about things you care about or make me laugh! I am too serious sometimes.