Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am currently finishing up my last semester of grad school at
Rutgers. In the summer I will be moving, hopefully somewhere closer
to Philadelphia or NYC.
At the moment I am interested in dating and making new friends, so
let's meet up for coffee (or tea as I don't drink coffee) and see
where things go. I have no preference regarding race, ethnicity,
sexual or gender orientation in my partners or friends.
Activism and politics are my passion. I am a socialist and
committed to changing the world. The fight against racism, the
death penalty, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq drew me
into radical politics.
I love my work as a student social worker at an inpatient
psychiatric hospital working with adults who are in severe crisis
due to depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.
Last year I worked at an inpatient psychiatric facility with
children and adolescents. I cannot think of a more rewarding
setting in which to work.
It is truly my honor to work with my patients and somehow connect
with them in their darkest hours. Through this work I have learned,
and continue to learn, how to be compassionate towards others and
myself, which is an incredible gift.
While I take myself and my work seriously I find joy in the
slightly off humor of everyday experience, such as my inability to
spell or tripping over my own feet. If I didn't laugh at the small
things I would cry when faced with the overwhelming suffering in
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My life is a bit in flux. I fought and won my battle with Lyme
Disease; it is a constant struggle to keep the disease in
remission. I went back to school and graduated from college. I am
now finishing my Masters in Social Work and will graduate in May
I am also working on developing my craft as a photographer and I
can often be found wandering around in a park or garden with my
camera. I hope to take a class on photography and film development
in a dark room in the near future.
I am getting back into exercise and learning how to cook. Though I
have no specialty dishes yet.
On the whole I love to spend time with my cat, Ginger, my family,
and my friends who are like family.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Winning at miniature golf, i always get the highest
Also: making people laugh, photography, cross-stitch, giving
massages, and deep conversations about politics, mental health,
sexuality, film, or nonsense.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My curly hair and my smile.
I look a lot younger than my age. I was sitting in my supervisor's
office the other day and one my coworkers who I do not know very
well thought I was a patient. This was on the adolescent unit,
where the oldest patient is 17 years old. We had a good laugh about
A lot of people perceive me to be shy and meek until I start
talking and realize I'm a lot tougher than I look.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A favorite book?! I could go on forever about that, but I love
books on history and politics because I want to understand the
world in order to change it. I love a good novel; I am working
through Lousie Erdirch's novels at the moment. Also as a dedicated
activist, I am reading about racism and the criminal justice
system. There is so much to be learned and explored by opening the
pages of a good book.
For those who like a list. Some of my favorite books/authors
include: Jane Austen, Tolkien, Marx, Engels, American Born Chinese,
Snuff, Education and Capitalism, Eating Our Hearts Out: women and
their personal relationship to food, Nervous Conditions, Black
Skins White Masks (the original English translation).
I like movies, just not horror films because I will scream in my
chair the whole time.
Again for those who like lists: Romeo+Juliet, Frozen (yes I am a
preschool girl at times), Bridesmaids, anything by Osmene Sembene
(considered the father of African Cinema), The life of Brian (I
love Monty Python), and many more.
TV: Grey's Anatomy (yes it is a glorified soap opera and it is my
semi-guilty pleasure), How to Get Away with Murder, Game of
Thrones, Big Love, Coupling, Sherlock, and Dr. Who. I grew up
watching and will always love my 1980s and 1990s Britcoms, M*A*S*H,
and Monty Pythons Flying Circus.
I like whatever music is playing, especially if i can dance to
I like to explore different culinary experiences by trying out
restaurants that serve authentic ethnic food as one part of
learning about other cultures.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
sunshine, politics, human contact, a daring novel, love, a walk in
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Politics and the incredible human capacity for solidarity and
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I don't have plans I usually try and catch a movie at a local
theater after work. Otherwise I am hanging out with friends new and
old, going to a play or the ballet, doing the museum thing, or
trying to catch some live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sit in the shower to meditate.
You should message me if
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you are fascinated by the world around you
you are interested in exploring new experiences and foods
you have an interesting story to tell
you are open minded about progressive and left politics
you work in mental health and want to meet others who do too
you can teach me something or want me to teach you something
you want to reach that next turn on the hiking trail
you want to
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