Anali55
26 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Mental Health Counselor
Feminist
Advocate
Social Justice
High school mentor/college adviser
Book nerd
Crochet crazy
Military brat
Colorado Born, Texas raised, now living in Chicago until I get my license.

There's a lot about me to know, ask anything you'd like! I'm an open book.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working with a not for profit mental health organization doing community outreach, case management, and counseling. I love this job and everyday is a challenge, but so rewarding.

I'm also trying to learn to balance work and social life, as all I want to do after work is sleep! But I have the weekends off, so there's that!
I’m really good at
Reading, writing, getting lost, mastering public transit, riding on airplanes, crocheting cat sweaters, and hugging.

I'm also pretty good at being shy firsthand, but after you raise a topic that's important to me, I can show you exactly what I'm about.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile! Also I like to hug people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have way too many favorite books, but a few are;
The Harry Potter series, A Brave New World, Room, anything by Stephen King or Sarah Dessen, and Les Miserables.

As far as movies go, The Shining and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World are two of my absolutely favorites. I also like movies like Memento and Donnie Darko. I love musicals like Moulin Rouge, Sweeney Todd, and Bye Bye Birdie. Any and all marvel movies.

I don't have much but a Netflix account, so my top shows include Bob's Burgers, Archer, Doctor Who, Jessica Jones, Parks & Rec, and The Office. And of course things like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and other quality shows.

I love all kinds of music, but lately I've been into Twenty One Pilots, The Arctic Monkeys, and Fall Out Boy right now. I like a wide range of music from heavy metal and hard rock to classical violin and piano. I'm not much of a country or hardcore rap fan, to be honest.

Let's get one thing straight; I love food. I love trying new food and cool restaurants/spaces here in Chicago. Let me know if you have any recommendations!
The six things I could never do without
1. Pets, animals, fuzzy friends. I adore animals. Namely my dogs back home and my two cats that don't live with me.
2. My family. I have a pretty big one and I love every single one of them. Family is super important to me.
3. Books. I love reading and as long as I have a good book in hand, I'm good.
4. Friends. I'm very loyal to the friends I have and they mean the world to me. Old friends and new friends alike.
5. Feminism. Being a working cisgender minority woman of color, I need feminism and intersectionality. I live by these ideas and I live to smash the patriarchy and misogyny.
6. Creativity. Crocheting, writing, and sometimes drawing really get me by, and I don't know if I could go without doodling or crocheting a scarf every now and again!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Always how I want to travel everywhere but the United States, how I can binge watch Netflix and Hulu and go to bed on time, how close I am to being able to adopt a dog and maybe a cat, and how I wish I had air conditioning.

Also how I can change these big issues going on in the world, standing for what I believe in as a feminist and an agent of social change, and how we as a people can stand up for equality. Systemic issues aren't going to change themselves!
On a typical Friday night I am
Baking something new, or going to dinner or a movie with a friend. Sometimes I enjoy hanging at a bar and getting a drink, or I'm just relaxing after a long day of work.
You should message me if
you don't mind a nerd who loves to read and gushes about Harry Potter. Also anyone who is passionate about social justice, equality for women, and being unashamedly a feminist (not a man hater, someone who believes in equality between genders). Also if you think I'm cute and just want to get to know me (:

Also! My name is not baby, or sweetie, or gorgeous or beautiful, sexy, honey, or anything in between. I don't want to be your third, I don't want to watch, I am not a way to "spice up your relationship" or have an affair.
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