letharia
38 Taipei, Taiwan
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My self-summary
The facts listed below are all true, however I wrote them back in Oregon, and I am now living in Taipei for a few months to practice 中文。

The facts of my life are pretty straight forward:

I am a textile artist. I like to keep my hands moving, sometimes drawing, sometimes sewing. And my shelves are full of wool, much of it I've dyed with natural dyes that I grew (or better yet, gathered) myself. My mind relaxes in the meditative rhythm of detailed work. Lately I've been making zines instead of textiles.

I am a mother to a 6 year old child. I live with my partner/baby papa, martince. We have a long history together.

The people I get to know tend to stick around, and I'm proud of that. Many of my relationships don't fit into normative categories. I believe each connection has a natural level- a portfolio of intimacies- as unique as a fingerprint. I enjoy the process of feeling for this natural level and adapting as it changes through time.

I am a forager and scavenger. Some of my best friends are plants. I'm at my best in the wilds.
What I’m doing with my life
noticing, feeling strongly, experimenting, thinking, reading, cooking, talking to plants, scavenging, sewing, drawing, walking, writing, and laughing at myself

I ride my bikes all over town, often with my daughter or some groceries added to the load.

I embroider old wool blankets. I can tell you just about anything you want to know about textiles.

I am making small inroads into herbalism. I like to make gentle medicines from plants
I’m really good at
clear communication, swimming, dancing, drawing pictures, snuggling, being alone, sewing, growing food, making a tea for every mood, getting excited, making friends with plants, planning trips
The first things people usually notice about me
my hair
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some favorites:
Ursula LeGuin
Barry Lopez
Octavia Butler
Carl Jung
John Steinbeck
Judith Butler (Last winter I read the first 2/3rds of Undoing Gender about 3 times. I still don't think I have finished it.)

I keep coming back for more natural history, social theory, radical sci-fi, psychology, and fiction about western North America.

Non-Violent Communication, Mushrooms Demystified, and Cascade-Olympic Natural History are classic in my life.

Can we just talk about the rest in person?

I eat anything made with quality ingredients.
The six things I could never do without
wild places to walk and swim
a healthy body
creative queer babes, which is pretty much all my favorite people
edible greens
skin on skin
I spend a lot of time thinking about
rain
sun
the dream I had last night
how to create the right balance of social time and alone time
my projects
the right combination of exertion and rest
what plant is that? and how am I going to look it up.
what clothes will perfectly capture my gender expression of the day?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have any secrets and I like it that way.
You should message me if
you think we might have some fun together. Simple.
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