43Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I am a scientist, mother, and an artistic, open minded, conscious, indigenous spirit. I approach life passionately and enthusiastically... A hunger for new experiences keeps my life exciting and fresh... I am a colorful, powerful, and creative super shero in search of a super hero who has creative passions to share and is just as dynamic and unique as myself.

I am a woman who has learned through my child how to love unconditionally. I have much love to give, and I am patiently waiting for the right person to share my love with. When I love, I love passionately, but it takes a very unique soul to capture and maintain my interest. I love feeling challenged, and I typically choose to surround myself with wise and skillful individuals.
What I’m doing with my life
I work hard to stay healthy, eat healthy, and cook healthy foods. I enjoy gardening and experimenting with garden fresh recipes. I have been a science teacher for 20+ years, and I love being around kids and watching them light up in the classroom. I am always studying and writing in cafes, and would love to find a study buddy to work with. I am also a homeowner who enjoys working on the house, and a dog lover who is typically walking around trails at sunset or on full moons.
I’m really good at
Reading between the lines and thinking critically...
Turning kids on to science...
Mothering and nurturing...
Traveling to all corners of the earth...
Appreciating and creating artistic spaces...
Cooking deliciously wholesome organic vegetarian dishes...
Raising plants, dogs, and reptiles...
Teaching and learning (the best teachers are lifelong learners)...
Taking to the stage and speaking confidently...
Dancing by myself in clubs and avoiding drunk dudes...
The first things people usually notice about me
My style and flair, long curly hair, dimpled smile, big brown eyes, and my biceps
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC! What an important part of my life.
I am a tried and true roots and culture mama
My other favorite music these days includes Afro/Latino Reggae and Hip Hop (so much flavor!) and Local Oakland and Bay Area Hip Hop... consciousness is a must! I am very mindful of the lyrics I choose to fill my psyche with.
My FAVORITES are: Los Rakas (Panama/Oakland), Ana Tijox (Chile), Fidel Nadal (Argentina), Chocquibtown (Colombia), Las Orishas (Cuba), The Coup (Oakland), Zion I (Oakland), Alika (Uruguay/Argentina), Dead Prez (NYC), Ladi6 (NZ)

One of my favorite poems:

Phenomenal Woman
by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Six things I could never do without
my sun
the sun
energizing food
clean, refreshing drinking water, oceans, lakes, and waterfalls
my dogs
... oh, and dancing, I need to dance
I spend a lot of time thinking about
MY LOVE wherever you may be... are we open, unguarded, and ready for each other?

Politics... I often thinking F*ck Trump

My tropical dream getaway...
My dream and goal is to live in a tropical place, with warm, deeply turquoise water full of life and sea creatures...
I look forward to the day when a bikini is my daily uniform and I can begin building my bamboo palace, complete with hammocks, an organic garden, reggae on the sound system, and a beach break so I can finally master surfing...
On a typical Friday night I am
In the springtime... walking the dogs at sunset, watering the garden, cooking up some food and sipping some wine.

Another option might be rocking a stylin' fit and some heels for dinner and dancing... (I clean up real nice and enjoy having an excuse to do so!)

When it's winter... watching the weather reports and deciding if I should load up the gear and dogs for a weekend snow excursion...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I find melanin extremely sexy... if the summer sunshine brings out the cinnamon or chocolate tones... I will be drawn to you. I feel much more understood, honored, and comfortable around men of color.

I typically do not find white men attractive... and I am not interested in hearing your opinions on this matter.
You should message me if
You are cerebral, sharp, and witty... I NEED a man who pushes me intellectually...

You enjoy using power tools, paintbrushes, building, planting, cooking, and spend your free time creating. Let's put our minds together to design something... I LOVE creative men!

You are a man of color who SNOWBOARDS and/or loves road trips! Let's roll!
The two of us