ElenaOakland
32 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm not sure I believe in a self summary ...I'm 32 rockin some braces ;)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a therapist at a high school. I have my masters in clinical social work. Im blessed to be doing something I love and to be in a profession where growth and continued learning is a must. I work hard and play hard, and if it's possible to chill hard, i do that too.
I’m really good at
listening... loving...eating...sleeping...critically thinking.. and laughing at myself
The first things people usually notice about me
i dunno, depends on the context.... people usually comment on my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
True Romance is my favorite movie of all time. Quentin Tarantino is the shit.... comedies that make me laugh till I wanna pee my pants are rare but appreciated.
I don't really like stupid romantic comedies, but a romance with a good sex scene is always a go.
I really like the movie Requiem for a Dream.
I've seen Goodfellas like a thousand times, literally.
You can't go wrong with documentaries.

Reading: The Philosophical Mind of The Baby, Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Parable of the Sower, Teaching to Transgress, Borderlands/Fronteras, A People's History of the United States

Music: I was raised to love all kinds of music, so there's probably a song I love in any genre... but I love to dance and hip hop is what makes me wanna move. A list of my range is wide wide wide - tupac, nas, talib, mos, Kendrick, fugees, gang starr, tribe, the roots, etc to living legends, Zion I, madlib, hiero, j dilla, pharcyde, brother Ali, visionaries, dilated peoples, Mac Dre, Erk tha jerk, etc to future, a$ap rocky, Joey bada$$, rich homie quan, young thug, wale, kehlani, kamaiyah...Even some riri, bey, drake...Etc etc etc... I love lauryn, erykah, and Jill.. Amy winehouse, Miguel, maxwell, Raphael Saadiq, D'angelo etc all day. Beatles, van Morrison, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Otis Redding,Sam Cooke, Stevie wonder ... And then sometimes I listen to some Geoffrey oreyema, rhye, sia, little dragon, santigold, kiiara, amel larrieux, and the Amelie soundtrack (Yann tiersen) is beautiful and amazing. This list still feels so incomplete as whole genres were left out- but you get the point- told you it was a wide range ;)

Food: I will try ANYTHING. picky/unadventurous eaters annoy me. I love sushi, cheeseburgers, pasta with buttery white wine sauces, ice cream with grilled bananas butter and brown sugar, blt's, a good steak (especially in Argentina), choripan, pho, pozole, enchiladas, tacos, hashbrowns, over-easy eggs, bread and cheese, pretty much any and all fruit and veggies... Basically just feed me and I'll be happy
The six things I could never do without
family, friends, good food, good sleep, passion, and perspective.

the other six things i can't do without: butter, hoop earrings, warm sunny days, dental floss, touch, laughing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the beauty and ugliness that exist simultaneously in the world, how such a dichotomy came to exist, how relative/subjective the definition of beautiful/ugly is, and what it all means. i think a lot about social justice and all the ism's in the world. I think a lot about how to dig myself out of the grind and manifest more movement and creative expression in my life. I think a lot about my endless flaws. I also think a lot about needing to not think so much.
On a typical Friday night I am
friends. bar. dancing. music. art. couch. my bed. movie. whiskey..it's a toss up, but a combination of any of the above will do
You should message me if
you feel so inclined... Kindness, insight, humility, work ethic, compassion and empathy, a desire to learn, the ability to both listen and share, a love for laughing and lightness but the ability and willingness to go deep, and a lil swag are all appreciated 👌🏻
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