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 defies expectations. Fusion bellydance
is a beloved
practice, 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. I have performed living statuary professionally since
2005, creating whimsical accessible street art with a
child-friendly focus. 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.
Understanding myth-making as the essence of human experience
informs everything I am and do.
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 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.