I'm female-bodied, queer/pansexual, gender ambivalent, pensive, creative, dis/abled, geeky, kinky, poly-preferant, short, introverted. I have a shaved head and use a wheelchair or crutches to get about.
(I wasn't looking for A Serious Relationship, but I seem to have found one by accident and I'm very happy with it. My partner is an important part of my life now; we've been together for a few years and hope to stay that way for many more. Anyone interested in me - as a friend, or otherwise - needs to know about, and ideally be friendly with, him, too. Especially for "otherwise".)
I live & love DIY, and if you can think of something that involves creation, I probably do it or have at least tried it. (Think you've got something new? Teach me! I'd love to do a skill swap. Really for true.) My main drive right now is spinning (yarn, yes, on a spinning wheel, yes), followed shortly by knitting. I also design my own knitting patterns and especially enjoy inventing lace; it's beautiful *and* mathematical. Last fall, I started weaving, and I'm hooked on that too. There's usually yarn or wool fluff somewhere about my person.
I think a lot, sometimes too much, and I like to understand the big picture and its patterns. I'm an idealist, but with a hefty dose of realism that on bad days makes me cynical.
I like social theory, even "high" theory, but only in a reciprocal relationship with actual real-world practise. I can talk the theory talk, and I love to play devil's advocate to push people's horizons and help them determine their own beliefs/perspectives - but eventually, the theory needs to be put away so that I - we - can get out in the world and DO. In most things I take the long view, I am patient where patience is needed; but I am practical, swift, and stubborn where action needs to be decisive. I don't shy from hard problems.
I enjoy thoughtful conversations, academically or otherwise, but I grow uncomfortable with meaningless small-talk. I'm not afraid of silence; sometimes it's a great comfort. I love the simple rhythm of heartbeats and breath. Conversation doesn't have to involve speech, either. I like finding & using other means to communicate.
What else? I'm a huge nerd, happily so. My favourite colour is blue - the deep cobalt kind just after sunset on a perfectly clear night. I'm pretty sure cephalopods will take over the world someday. I make sound effects or impromptu dances for many many things in my life. I like alternative methods of communication, tattoos, late-night conversations, outrageously quirky attire, scifi, stargazing, makeouts, dismantling social constructs.
I am fluid, resilient, and eccentric.