I share an apartment in Crown Heights with two Northern Californians. This means that the dreaded "hella" has crept into my vocabulary. Please make it stop.
Almost my entire adult life has been spent in the Upper Midwest--first Chicago (for undergrad), then Minneapolis (for law school), and it's definitely a part of the country with a special place in my heart. I still miss Minneapolis like crazy, especially its comfortable summers, snowy (not soggy) winters, amazing local music and theater scenes, and open-minded, friendly, unpretentious, fun-loving, progressive people.
I love to travel, even just a short trip to get me out of NYC for a few days. I'm totally open to meeting people beyond the metro area, and if you're in Philadelphia, Northampton, New Haven, Providence, Boston, Baltimore, Albany, DC, or anywhere a BoltBus or Amtrak ride away, I'd love to hear from you!
I'm somewhat miffed at OKC for having only three options with which to describe my sexuality. Consider me "unlabeled," although "bi" describes me better than either of the other two options available. For those of you who have the OKChoices script (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/108791), I identify as polysexual and non-monogamous. I've found myself mostly attracted to women, transmen, and genderfluid/genderqueer folks, but I generally see attraction as evolving or fluctuating. I practice ethical non-monogamy (some people prefer the term polyamorous), as do many of my friends.
I'm an atheist, although I was raised Jewish and still consider myself culturally Jewish.
Politically, I lean pretty far to the left. I consider myself an antiracist feminist, and I would happily call myself a socialist if that weren't such a dirty word in the US. I use words like "cissexist", "kyriarchy", and "problematic" in everyday conversation. I love a good argument, but I'm not interested in dating libertarians or Republicans; our basic values would just be too fundamentally different for an intimate relationship to work.
I smoke the occasional bowl; I don't mind if you don't, but it would be thoroughly awesome if you did.
Because I miss the little "three words" thing at the top of my profile: I am open-minded, inquisitive, and surreal