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My self-summary
Hi there! Thanks for checking out my profile! The older I get the more I've come to value being in the moment. Life is too short. That's what brought me here seeking to connect. I'm smart, funny, super empathetic, and fun to be with. Nerdy and web connected. Poetic sometimes, soulful all the time. I am seeking someone who is authentic and comfortable in their skin.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working on a PhD in ethnomusicology, specializing in black music globally, the popular music of Uganda specifically. I'm also a musician (vocalist) but haven't found the time to play in a while. Here's hoping that will change soon!
I’m really good at

And singing, writing, laughing, joking, cooking, chatting, and hard work. I'm also a great daughter and friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my height, but my sparkling personality is probably a close second. ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: I love classic soul and black pop generally, but I'm open to all music. Here are a few of my favorite artists/bands: The Beatles, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Raphael Saadiq, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ben Folds (on his own and BF5), Al Green, Bob Marley, Kermit Ruffins, Swell Season, The White Stripes, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Fiona Apple, The Roots, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, KT Tunstall, Aqualung, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Food: All! I love traveling through food, so I am always down to check out some hole in the wall spot for food I've never tried before.

Podcasts: The Read, The Friend Zone, Politically Re-Active, DWITGAOATP, 2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys, Mike O'Meara Show

Books: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries, the Millennium Trilogy.

Movies: Strictly Ballroom, Amelie, The Godfather (Parts I and II), Back to the Future (I-III), Trading Places, Coming to America, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon, Still Crazy, City of God, and the whole John Waters oeuvre.

Shows: Sherlock (the new BBC version), The Wire, BSG, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Are You Being Served?, True Blood, Doc Martin, Luther, Chappelle's Show, Key & Peele, Scandal, the Vicar of Dibley, Masterpiece Theater (including Downton Abbey), Jane the Virgin, Blackish
Six things I could never do without
Natural light
Good pastries
My laptop
The love of my family and friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future, while trying my best to remain in the present.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing from a busy week. Usually something relatively quiet. Happy hour with friends maybe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
that I know exactly what I am looking for.
You should message me if
You are smart, funny, hard-working, self-aware, and woke.

Also, please be aware that I don't engage with folks who live way out of my area (not looking for a LDR) or men who don't have any content in their profiles. Thanks for reading this far!
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