40Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I am an outgoing person who is kind and fun! I feel strongly about social justice (equity in education, in particular, but other forms of justice, too), that disco is not dead, and that we should treat the earth with reverence. I have decided that eating good food with friends and sweating in nature are what makes me happy, so I try to do those two things as much as possible.

I also just had a baby on my own. I was looking for love and a family for a long time, and so when I got into my late 30s, I decided to make a family myself. I'm still in newborn mode so not quite ready to start dating again, but I can definitely chat online while cuddling with this really adorable baby. Soon enough I'll be ready to get back out there. I'm also not adverse to meeting new friends.
What I’m doing with my life
For work, I'm an educational consultant--supporting teachers, schools, and districts to better serve low-income kids. Other than work, I am a beekeeper, recently learned how to play the drums, and just went through a good old fashioned mid-life crisis...the good kind (see baby notes above). Before the baby, I liked to cut wood with my maul, work on a close-by farm (I helped castrate a pig once, but mostly I help them weed veggies), hike and run in the woods, and explore fun places in Portland I haven't been to yet. Hijinx is important to me. Now I'm changing a lot of diapers, breastfeeding, eating a shit ton, and reading about the revolution.
I’m really good at
rowing boats, middle school math, baking pies, organizing others to do fun things together, and generally saying yes.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm super blonde, and pretty enthusiastic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The Known World, The God of Small Things, Officer Friendly, In Cold Blood, Fun Home, anything by Murakami, Ondaadje, or Junot Diaz, and Moby Dick.

Movies: Mad Max, Station Agent, Win Win, The Fifth Element, 28 Days Later, Girl Fight, Hello and I must be going...

Music: disco, MJ, funk, soul, house. Also, Metric, Lucinda Williams, The Killers, the Ting Tings, Beyonce.

Food: Mmmm, food. I love food.
Six things I could never do without
maple trees, friends and family, running in the woods, stupid jokes, school reform, short skirts
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I guess I think a lot about where my most recent life changes are going to take me. I also think about where my keys are. And when I will be in the woods next. And should I text you? Is it too soon? (I'm not that suave when it comes to dating, FYI.) And I sometimes think about school reform or my new hot blue leather jacket. Ok, it's pleather.
On a typical Friday night I am
working on a project with my roomies, watching a movie, going to bed early, cooking dinner for friends, going to SPACE, or if I can rally my friends, going out dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You have a kissing booth story to look forward to...
You should message me if
you're kind, honest, fun(ny), and up for adventure. You're also looking for someone to build a kick-ass partnership with or who you want to go hear some live music with.
The two of us