Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I moved here 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 dreaminess.
I'm forever engaged in a love affair with art that that challenges
the mind and the body, and defies expectations. I have a solid
background in suzuki actor training and have dabbled with butoh,
emerging with my own intuitive movement practice. I have performed
living statuary professionally since 2005, creating whimsical
accessible street art with a child-friendly focus. I keep a daily
practice in fusion bellydance, and I train with several phenomenal
teachers around town. I keep myself rooted and rejuvenated with
vinyasa flow yoga. Music - as a framework within which to vocalize
[caterwaul] and art out - is a shy, fledgling dream of mine, but
it's increasingly beginning to manifest.
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.
I believe that myth-making and story-telling is foundational to the
I work in healthcare/education. I am blessed to be a part of an
amazing, compassionate team of professionals, scientists and
healers doing some very heart-centered work.
I share my home with an orange kitten named Icarus. He is big
trouble and the love of my life.
I am a year-round all-weather bicyclist, and I have very strong
emotions for my bike, a cute little red steel 1985 schwinn named
Darla. She gets me everywhere.
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 most favoritest adventures have been 1. a friend
spontaneously texting me at 5:00am and running away with me to a
Boston harbor island during a tempest in March to watch the grey
dawn, standing on the cliffs, whipped by wind and rain, and 2.
camping on Prince Edward Island with my partner, all brilliant
green grasses, bright blue oceanwater, and red[!!!] soil. 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'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