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My self-summary
Californian living in Melbourne for the past two years by way of Boston, Massachusetts (for a year) and London (for four years).

Lefty politically, writer, lover of coffee and natural wine, occasional baker of banana bread, educator, adventure seeker.

Profile name is an homage to the cleverest tumblr of all, marrying my unironic love of Beyonce and US politics:
What I’m doing with my life
-freelance writing about pop culture, coffee, food, wine, politics, etc
-planning adventure always

For my day job, I manage a learning centre for kids with literacy and comprehension issues but I try to fill the nights and weekends with lots of other things. I just resigned
I’m really good at
-traveling light
-finding good coffee
-making chili
-writing letters
-knowing/ rapping all the words to "Baby Got Back" (because I'm a feminist)
The first things people usually notice about me
Dreamy Californian twang minus the Kardashian.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith, Caitlin Moran, Lucky Peach, Render Food Mag, babes who write about other babes

Broad City, Daily Show, Kitchen Cabinet, Nevermind the Buzzcocks (looking at you Laaaaandan)

Belle & Sebastian, 60s girl groups forever. Chvrches and Borns this week.

Degustations with funky wine pairings, sloppy burritos, avocados for days, specialty coffee, Nashville fried chicken (shout out to Belle's) ...all about consumption of things that are good because they're made with good ingredients (food, wine, coffee, etc). You could call me a food/ drinks snob and you'd be judgy, but you'd also be correct.
The six things I could never do without
1.) my iPhone
2.) yoga
3.) cheese
4.) news/news-ish websites (CNN, NY Times, Jezebel, Gawker)
5.) my passport
6.) my friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I'll move in the USA.

Social justicey things that keep bleeding hearts up late at night wondering.

Cuisine and what to write about it.

My dream job.

Road trips.
On a typical Friday night I am
consuming, ideally dancing...not doing enough of that, gabbing
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I were reading my profile I'd be annoyed by the shifting list formatting.

I've never seen Casablanca. You want deeper than that, you need to buy me a drink.
You should message me if
You like road trips. You're happy with where you are in your life (you have your shit together). You're an ally. Your friends would agree that you're open-minded, generous and funny. You're from continental Europe or the UK (...and want to marry me for a visa. Just kidding. Sort of).

You can be critical of the status quo and feel really grateful in equal measure.

You think drinking wine in bed is an excellent use of a Tuesday night.

Or, like, any other reason.*

*but you have to make me laugh