parresiastes
32 Santa Cruz, CA
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My self-summary
"I am deliberate and afraid of nothing."

Oh wait, that's Audre Lorde, not me :)

As for me... well, I'm definitely an introvert, I like alone time to process this crazy world. I am a very political and spiritual person, also deeply philosophic... laid back but sensitive and feel strong emotions (and proud of it). Trying to be a good human being, kind and open and gentle, but also firm and assertive and present.

I was deeply involved in Occupy Wall Street, which was a major transformation for me. When that was ending, it inspired me to quit my 9-5 and take a job leading groups of teenagers through rural Central America teaching about development, revolution, and helping them grow as individuals.

I'm happy right now (if still fighting off melancholic traces from my fairly troubled youth), and I deeply believe that affirmation needs to come from within.

So. If any of that intrigues you... read on I guess :)
What I’m doing with my life
well right now i'm taking a break, and trying to figure out the right path for myself. i'm trying to stay open and let that path reveal itself to me. in the meantime, i'm just trying to spend my time with good people and find joy in being in nature and learning about everything (from science to zen to anthropology...)

my good friend once said this and it has inspired me ever since: "my life changed immensely once I stopped having goals."

three cheers for the unplanned life
I’m really good at
ok i'm not just saying this, i'm really good at listening to people, letting them work through things out loud. i'm also really good (so say my students) at explaining very complex concepts in a clear way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
i like novels that are complex and fun (ie, the hummingbird's daughter), books about evolution and animals and sexuality, books about political economy and feminism and histories of resistance...

i spent much of my life watching super artsy movies, and now i think i prefer cheesy action movies. haha. maybe it's just a phase?

music: i guess i'm not as crazy about it as everyone else seems to be. but i can't stop listening to tiraniwen.

food: i just spent six months in central america, so with some beans and tortillas im pretty happy :)
The six things I could never do without
nature, the unknown, kindness, change, hugs and kisses, walks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
friendship, love, sex, community, the galaxy, healing, social and political change, the nature of the psyche, food, nature, etc, etc, etc,
On a typical Friday night I am
who cares
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i'm half coyote
You should message me if
do it do it!
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