I'm a transplant to Flagstaff from New England. I love singing,
building community, and farms. I've been an activist, a paralegal,
a sex educator, a business owner, a bartender, a cook, an EMT, a
farmworker, and taken lots of classes at lots of schools.
I don't know what everyone means by "laid-back," but I'm pretty
sure I'm "high strung."
What I’m doing with my life
Working in healthcare, visiting friends, making soup.
I’m really good at
Making dinner, being calm under pressure, networking people who
will like each other, rolling with the punches. I can also have fun
almost anywhere, given the right crew.
The first things people usually notice about me
Realistically? I have blue eyes and a firm handshake.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fiction by Neil Gaiman, Francesca Lia Block, Alice Walker, Tom
Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, and Herman Hesse. Nonfictionally: Kate
Bornstein, bell hooks, Heather Corinna, Tristan Taormino, Jackson
Katz, Tim Wise and Deborah Tolman. And everyone loves a David
Sedaris essay, right?
Movies: Frida, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Junebug, Volver, City of
Lost Children, Inception, Brick, Benny and Joon, Boondock Saints,
Kill Bill, Mystic River, The Departed, The Piano, Once. Die Hard is
the best Christmas movie.
TV: Just another Joss Whedon fangirl who also likes Battlestar and
Doctor Who. I am an internet stereotype.
Music: Sufjan Stevens, Brown Bird, Jeffrey Foucault, World/Inferno
Friendship Society, The Dresden Dolls, The Decembrists, Gogol
Bordello, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monae, The Devil Makes Three, Mirah,
Kate Nash, M.I.A., Lupe Fiasco, Union Station, Pete Bernhard, The
Mountain Goats, and any music being made in my presence on a
Food: Simple, home-cooked, and full of vegetables. Then there's the
chocolate, cheese, and wine pyramid. I also have days where I eat
only burritos. Because I'm BUSY and they are DELICIOUS.
The six things I could never do without
Brilliant friends, strong coffee, a cast-iron skillet, dancy tunes,
new ideas, and occasional quiet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Obstacles to harmonious diversity in the world. What kind of snacks
to make next. Ways to fix healthcare. Peoples' responses to crisis.
Whether sweaters are ugly-cute or just ugly, and why. My wacky
family. What I would do differently if I was Buffy the Vampire
Slayer. What financial freedom looks like. Where I want to
On a typical Friday night I am
At work or out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like to think of myself as a pretty open person; I will disclose
most things about myself most of the time, if asked politely.
That said, I am unwilling to have explicit sexual conversations
until I've hung out with someone in person and had a pleasant time
You should message me if
You're a smart extrovert.
You make a solid effort not to be racist, sexist, or
You've lived in a few places, had a few jobs, and can manage your
life with a decent attitude at least most of the time.