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 challenges the
mind and the body, and defies expectations. I have been developing
my own conscious and intuitive movement practice for years, and I
am now studying butoh. I keep a daily practice in fusion
bellydance, and 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 have also performed
living statuary professionally since 2005, creating whimsical
accessible street art with a child-friendly focus, though I have
done far less of this in recent years. Annnnd I write. Lots.
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, 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 healthy.
Also also, a note about relationship structures. I am not strictly
monogamous or non-monogamous - my relationships take the shape that
makes healthy sense for the unique connection I have with the
person or persons who have won my heart. I am currently engaged in
two different partnerships. I believe that romantic affection can
be cultivated sincerely and wholesomely with more than one person.
My interest in open relationships, as I envision them for myself,
comes from a place of understanding my own abundant capacity for
love, the belief that I have much to learn from and share with
multiple human beings, and an understanding of the power of romance
and sexuality to facilitate and cultivate those connections.