25 "random" things about me
1. When I was little i wore my clothes backwards and inside out because i felt sad about the parts that did not get to be outside and up-front.
2. I am still concerned about the voices that are silenced or obscured.
3. My mother spoke to me in so many different languages. I begged her to tell me the real name for things but she told me that words are only names for the many different ways of seeing.
4. I'm still looking for the names for the many ways of seeing.
5. I took a vow to never grow up because I noticed that grown-ups often have little imagination.
6. I love swimming in huge waves in the ocean.
7. I am amazed by the mother of pearl oyster shells flung all over the beach where I lived once in Mexico.
8. I think that my children are the most creative and intelligent people that i know.
9 I love my brothers and sisters very much.
10. I love the festival of Berkeley Bowl when it is really crowded.
11. The reflection, refraction and absorption of light is astounding. I am fascinated by the way we apprehend the world through light in our eyes!
12. I think my parents were nearly perfect and so courageous.
13. I am am very concerned about the ways that humans have decided to organize the distribution of resources, power and life-chances. I do not understand why we have decided to make this world the way that we have.
15. I am interested in how our beliefs and practices come to be seen as normal and thus nearly invisible to us so that we do not question them.
16. I am happiest when I am working hard to create something that I love, especially when I am doing this with others.
17. I love babies of all species.
18. I especially love human babies.
19. I started helping women have their babies at home when I was 18.
20. I still love Karl Marx and I still find him so inspiring. I read him carefully so may understand him differently than the dominant representations of his meanings.
21. One of my happiest things is people working together for social change.
24. People tell me the stories of their lives all the time and ! love it.
25. I have never said the pledge of allegiance to the flag, although the principle of my junior high school tried to force me in front of the entire school. I was so frightened that I wet my pants in front of everyone, but I never did it. That's is because my father told me never to lie. There is not "liberty and justice for all. I did not lie.