I moved to Portlandia in springtime 2012 from Boston,
Massachusetts, with my best friend and my kitten, hardly any local
connections and minimal personal possessions, compelled by what I'd
heard of the confluence of creative community and outdoorsy
I'm forever engaged in a love affair with art that that challenges
the mind and the body, and pushes the boundaries of conventional
creative expression. Fusion bellydance
has slowly taken over my
life [as new passions tend to do..], and I train with several
phenomenal teachers around town. I keep myself rooted and
rejuvenated with vinyasa flow yoga on a daily basis. I have a solid
background in Suzuki actor training and have dabbled with butoh,
emerging with my own intuitive movement practice. And for eight
years, I have performed as a Living Doll on the streets of Boston,
Amherst, Providence, and now Portland, creating whimsical
accessible street art with a child-friendly focus.
I went to university in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts,
majoring in English with a heavy Comp Lit bent, myth-tracing from
religious systems to Victorian monster literature to modern media.
Understanding myth-making as the essence of human experience
informs everything I am and do.
I work in healthcare/education.
I share my home with an orange kitten named Icarus. He is big
trouble and the love of my life.
I am all about the creature comforts. Tea, incense, warm homes and
warm blankets, soft scented skin, wholesome food, music music
music, good books, good films.
I crave adventures.
I love being immersed in interesting
natural environments. My favorite Boston adventure began with a
friend spontaneously texting me at 5:00am and running away with me
to a harbor island during a tempest in March to watch the grey
dawn, standing on the cliffs, whipped by wind and rain. In
Portland, I enjoy the wet greenness, towering trees and luminescent
mosses of Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park. I like seeking out rocky
coves along on the coast that have a Pacific kind of wildness that
I am learning to appreciate. I saw Multnomah Falls in winter and my
mind was blown by the verdant foliage in conjunction with thick ice
and frost. I'm not a hardcore outdoorswoman - I just need fresh air
, an active
body, and beautiful views as much as I need good food and solid
sleep in order to feel whole and healthy.