i recently left law school, and am currently an intimate partner violence and sexual violence counselor / advocate. i'm striving for the balance between direct client services and community organizing for real social change. something to pay the bills, not crush my soul, and afford me the time to travel and work on other projects.
i like living in brooklyn. i like my apartment being bike-distance from most of the places i want to go (co-op, yoga studios, farmer's markets, parks, beach, music venues, museums, the city, good restaurants, good bars...). i've been here for about 5 years and don't really see myself leaving anytime soon.
my apartment serves as a museum of my life filled with the artifacts i have collected from different places and times on various adventures, but i also like to remind myself that these trinkets are impermanent. my tattoos will one day just be postcards from when i was young and dumb; insurance that i will always remember not to take myself too seriously.
movies: see above.
shows: haven't had a tv since 2001, but in law school i had a need for some mind-numbing comic relief where i started watching Arrested Development (went through the series at least 4 times), 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, & Freaks and Geeks is now on netflix!
music (auto-biographic chronology): classic country (really into Patsy Cline as a child) - a brief stint in r&b and alternative (namely, Paula Abdul, Boys II Men, TLC) - classic rock and punk rock (stole all my pops' Led Zep and Doors albums before I got into what he called "the bad seeds" Nirvana, DK, Crass, etc.) - indie - 50/60's lady jazz - very brief stint with d&b/jungle (had a dj friend) - hip hop - riot folk - 60's british rock - shoegaze... these days i still appreciate all these kinds of music and many others, but spend most of my time listening to my Hot Snakes pandora station. I also love going to shows!
food: Yes please! i love food. food is so important. i am mostly vegan because i think factory farming is disgusting, farmers, animals and workers get fucked by the vast majority of our food production systems, but that doesn't usually limit my food adventure-seeking, and when i travel slightly different rules apply. i am not dogmatic about my food choices, and if i want to try something i try it, but i prefer things to be locally sourced and sustainably raised, OR something spicy from somewhere hot!