socialjustus
30 Ottawa, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
Adventurous dreamer, future lawyer, looking to explore Ottawa and make new friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I've just moved to Ottawa for school. I am very passionate about social and environmental justice and ending oppression in all forms.

My tastes are rather eclectic. I enjoy reading, thinking deep thoughts, the outdoors, roaming art galleries, exploring new recipes, and playing with my cat, Gato.
I’m really good at
Asking questions, planning my next adventure, solving problems, thinking deep thoughts, having fun, smiling, listening, debating, laughing, cuddling and cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, and my laugh. I am usually smiling. I would like to think it brightens the room. I have been told that my laugh is infectious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Les Misérables (basically anything by Dumas, or Hugo), Catch 22, LOTR, The Hobbit, Silmarillion, The Name of the Rose, Plato's The Republic, Sherlock Holmes (really anything by Arthur C. Clark), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series, The Hunger Games Series, A History of Western Philosophy (just a bit of light reading :P), Justice is Fairness by Rawls, 1984 by Orwell (really, anything by Orwell), Harry Potter, this list could go for quite awhile.....

Movies:
12 Angry Men (the original), Midnight in Paris, Across the Universe, Star Wars Hexalogy,

TV Shows
Anything Star Trek, Doctor Who, Community, Futurama, Arrested Development, South Park, Gotham, Arrow

Music:
EDM
Deep House
Reggie/Ska
Indie / Folk
Jazz
The six things I could never do without
1. Laughter
2. My cat
3. Books
4. Friends and Family
5. Politics
6. My macbook
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of our world and how we can further our knowledge about it. I find my self continually coming back to the human condition and our basic motivations. I am convinced that we are driven by more than self interest and am fascinated by research on altruism.

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about power, systemic oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. I've been pondering how the intersections of privilege and disadvantage that we each inhabit are also sites of contradictions. How do we negotiate the contradictions we all live?
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