*Guess I'm "one of those people" adding a qualifier to the top of my profile... I've received a number of "questionable" messages but not so many from the kind of folks I'd like to hear from as of late...so... I'm interested in: women (I'm most attracted to "boi"ish/masculine women), trans guys and bio guys (if you consider yourself a feminist!). I'm not interested in poly relationships or 3-ways.*
Social justice minded.
What I’m doing with my life
I just left my job as a nurse after a number of years in the healthcare industry. Things feel fresh, exciting, scary and weird. Dipping my toes in the world of pet care services. Hoping to drum up some business. That would be dreamy. ...And most recently I started driving for Uber. It's literally a "trip"! Ok, that was super cheesy 😉
I’m really good at
How about I really like:
Cooking, especially when there's another grown-up to do this with. Thrift store shopping. Pet snuggling. Veggie gardening. Farmer's markets. Taco bus take-out and back-to-back episodes of Orphan Black. Long walks. Long talks, particularly with wine in hand.
The first things people usually notice about me
People notice...I'm nice, I'm short, I wear glasses...I dunno...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reads: I'm more of an article/news snippet reader than a book reader these days. Mostly I'm found checking out stuff on: parenting, race/racism, feminist stuff, issues of gender/transgender issues, body image/health at every size/body love.
Movies: I'm most into series shows like: Six Feet Under, Sons of Anarchy, United States of Tara, The Wire, Scandal, Orphan Black, Transparent, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie.
Music: indie/alt country, 60's/70's rock, strong women in rock, bluegrass, hip hop. I'm outdated... inspire me!
Food: I like to eat! Feeling guilty about enjoying food is not something I do anymore. Not interested in social norms around weight and weight loss. I've got some curves and this is groovy with me. Life is short. Eat up. Enjoy.
The six things I could never do without
-my daughter (stating the obvious)
-my few close, long-time friends
-down time away from the world
-access to activist thought/information/knowledge/persons
-and I'll be thinkin' on #6...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Kids and gender, kids and race.
-Race, gender, sexuality, class stuff in general.
-Will I ever be able to buy a house in Seattle? Or even be able to afford a 2-bedroom apartment?!
-Should I move to Vashon Island and start a mini-farm?
-Can I finally take that trip to Hawaii THIS year?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with the kiddo. Or if I'm free, getting take-out and watching some Netflix. Or occasionally hittin' the town, though I'm more of a drink a beer and talk rather than sip a cocktail and yell over the noise of the crowd sorta gal. But on occasion I might be found doing the later as well. Guess it depends on what strikes me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I drive my grandma's car. When she passed, my mom inherited it. When my mom passed, I inherited it. ...Which sounds like it could be cool, except it's not even vintage or anything...just a beat up, scratched up, dirty Kia. But I'm good with it ;) ...wait, I got a new car! But I kinda like my Kia story so I guess I'll keep it for now...
And...I'm an introvert. I am easily exhausted with the social world and I much prefer one on one to groups of any size. But then again, you might just find me out dancing with a group of folks and actually enjoying it ;)
You should message me if
-if you're humble
-if equity/issues of social justice are on your radar
-if you're kind, thoughtful, open, aware
-if your aspirations and values aren't surrounding wealth but you get that it takes money to get by, so you're figuring out how to make it work
-if your idea of beauty deviates from the standard
-if you are really open to and like kids
-if you think I'm kinda cute and sorta nifty sounding
-if you are masculine leaning...I tend to date women who are "boi"ish, trans guys and bio men of the feminist variety
-if you wanna grab a beer/coffee and chat and see what becomes of it