Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
she or they
My dad is an atheist marxist who makes bad puns, writes his own
acrostic puzzles, and did union organizing as a typesetter back in
the day; my mom is a former dyke who works as a nurse practitioner
doing geriatric low-income home-based health care in NE D.C.: I'm
working on being as rad as my parents.
Here are some ways my fashion has been described recently (which I
like): a Ladies Auxiliary union maid; a lost boy goes to college,
Bettie Page (hair fashion). I would like to dress/have swag like
Robyn; Ashley Spinelli; Rizzo; Denise Huxtable; Spot Collins.
One time a drunk friend described there being--in addition to the
metaphorically typical two sides of the coin--a third side which
combined both of the other two, and usually that is the side I'm
I'm a bit embarrassed by how long this is, but a concisely
representative self-summary is hard, it turns out.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Schoolin': everyone alla the time (j kidding). truly: nursing
masters (figuring out how to do health care as organizing and vice
Reading/drawing/playing music/writing/moving my body
Trying to explore Chicago! Trying to explore everything
Thinking shit through and figuring shit out
Being a renaissance woman
Transitioning, still, always
Sticking it to the man
Growing my hair out
Playing, in general
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cutting my own hair
Packing and inventory
Reflecting and mirroring
Asking pointed questions
Appreciating puns, limericks, dad jokes
Metaphor, especially body and science metaphors
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My enthusiasm, and my eyes. How fast I talk. My haircut.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(never in any order)
Most currently: the ethical slut (finally); trauma stewardship;
jorge amado; notes from no man's land/eula biss; breakdowns/art
spiegelman; the Fifth Book of Peace/Maxine Hong Kingston;
Autobiography of Red/Anne Carson; 7 Nights/Jorge Luis Borges
Always: Just So Stories/Rudyard Kipling; The Phantom
Tollbooth/Norton Juster; Cosmicomics/Italo Calvino; The Everyday
Language of White Racism/Jane Hill; the paper; Edna St. Vincent
Millay, Philip Larkin, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Charles Simic,
Cradle Will Rock; Salt of the Earth; The King of Hearts; Disney's
Robin Hood; Wet Hot American Summer; The Pink Panther (Peter
Sellers, duh); The Brave Little Toaster; Newsies; the Marat/Sade;
nature docus; Target Women; TED talks of Brene Brown. I like
looking at photos too, like from Diane Arbus, and especially The
Family of Man.
Folk, blues, soul, hip hop, canto popular, new weird america,
ladies who don't always try to make their voices sound pretty,
people who speak truth to power and feelings, radio top forties,
all those podcasts we all listen to (radiolab, tal, professor
blastoff), democracy now!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Verbal and written processing
Tastes and textures of food, and being able to eat with my
Listening to, moving to, and making music
Connection, contact, community
Not choosing only six things
Feeling thankful and lucky
TLC (the band, the love, allavit)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What are the right fucks to give?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I wish I were good at lying, but I am not. (but then I guess, how
would you know, amirite.)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have something of interest to say; you care enough about shit
to be real.
You're pretty queer, regardless of who you do.
You're down with non-monogamy.
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