shani76
39 Dorchester, MA
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My self-summary
i'm vivacious, passionate, and love dinners out with friends. but i'm also shy, humble, and treasure cozy nights at home. i love to dance to house music and i'm a dedicated groupie of my friends' bands. i love plants and dogs, and other living things. i care a lot about all people being treated right and about fighting for social justice in the little and big ways. i get giddy about karaoke and spearhead concerts and really good arugula salads and going to the beach. i have a big, complex, multiracial family and i love them a whole lot. i'm a devoted auntie and i love kids, though i don't know yet if i want to be a parent. i'm full-figured and beautiful, a pretty good singer and a sometimes pool shark. i love big as often as possible, i cry hard when it's in order, and i laugh out loud at every opportunity.

i'm mixed, and feel very connected to both my black heritage and my scandinavian heritage. i love my diverse family, and the dear friends i've made from all parts of my life.

i'm looking for a guy to hang out, laugh, and explore the world with - someone with his own rich life but who wants to spend quality time doing the little and big things together.

i don't drink, smoke, or do any drugs - i'm living a substance-free and very fun-filled life! if alcohol or drugs are important to you or a significant part of your life, we're probably not a fit. but if you're willing not to do them or be on them when you're with me, then feel free to be in touch!
What I’m doing with my life
i manage an urban farm in boston - four and a half years ago i made the switch from grantwriting to this new career. i am so happy that i did!

i'm committed to living a long and healthy life, and getting there is a journey. healthy eating is important to me, and swimming, dancing, and hiking are favorite ways to move.

i try to have fun whenever possible! a recently discovered passion is knitting. i love the art of comedy, and get a kick out of breaking down why something is funny. i also love a good heated film discussion.

i want to be practicing yoga and traveling but they've taken a back seat lately. i'm planning to pick up kayaking next season.

i'm a podcast fiend and have aspirations of being a comic book nerd - always happy to get recommendations!
I’m really good at
karaoke
showing people i like them
parallel parking
cooking
catching people off-guard with witty one-liners
hugs!
The first things people usually notice about me
my eyes, my laugh, and my kindness
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

my movie tastes are wide-ranging, and my opinions are passionate. some all-time and current favorites are
Back to the Future
Antonia's Line
Magnolia
Sneakers
Ant-Man

House music for dancing!
My constants on shuffle:
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Johnny Cash
India Arie
Indigo Girls
Billy Joel
Showtunes!

Veggies from my farm
Paleo deliciousness
Tacos!
Ethiopian, Brazilian, Mexican, French, Taiwanese
The six things I could never do without
my niece and nephew
my vocal cords
greens
a place to plant
a place to swim
my macbook
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make room in the world for lots of different kinds of people, and what new thing I wanna cook! also, my farm.
On a typical Friday night I am
curled up on the couch recovering after an exhausting week at the farm, or out at a live show or a movie with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i hate flossing!
You should message me if
you're playful, thoughtful, adventurous, love art and music, like dogs and kids, like full-figured women, looking for something relatively serious, care about making a contribution to humanity, and want to see the world!

if you do write, please say more than just "hey" -- especially if we have a low % match. show me we've got something to talk about!

also, please don't message me if you're out-of-state - local folks only! and don't message me if you're looking for someone to dominate you, or some other similar arrangement. that's not for me.
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