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My self-summary
enjoying life as it unfolds. generally outgoing and loves a great meal. i appreciate fun, caring, and grounded individuals, and try to reciprocate the joy i receive from others. laughter is great therapy. i love my communities; music; art; and the thoughtful, creative manifestations of sounds, movements, and images. enfj.
What I’m doing with my life
full-time diversity analyst, part-time wellness instructor. the rest of the time, enjoying moments of relaxation or adventures.

in my past life, i was a labor organizer. nowadays, although i don't organize, i'm still very supportive of the work done by leaders and several friends who are on the front lines. i enjoy promoting wellness within the activist circles and communities we serve.
I’m really good at
seeing possibilities.

being grateful.

being a goofball.

The first things people usually notice about me
(your turn.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
authors - thich nhat hanh, gloria anzaldua, cherrie moraga, bell hooks, alice walker, vandana shiva, arundhati roy, rumi, michael bernard beckwith, iyanla vanzant, patanjali.

shows - live music. some of the best concerts i've been to: sade, MIA, roger waters from pink floyd. live theater and musical theater are also fun to watch. street theater, guerilla theater, and political art are thought-provoking and can spark a lot of great dialogue. i dig comedy shows too, like wanda sykes.

music - hella. right now it's thievery corporation, stevie wonder, nas, nickodemus, bjork, etc. and creative cover tracks.

food - all kinds; i'm a pretty adventurous eater and enjoy trying new dishes. most recently, i tried a korean dessert pancake called hotteok, and eastern european potato and cheese dumplings called pierogis. (yum)

film - generally arthouse or international cinema, i.e. waking life, eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, the king of masks, whale rider, etc. i can get down on other types of films as well.

directors - lourdes portillo, michel gondry, charlie kaufman, hayao miyazaki, wong kar wai, zhang yimou, ingmar bergman, tim burton. i haven't seen all of their films or follow their careers religiously; but if you know who they are and we can talk about it, that's pretty cool.
Six things I could never do without

shared joy.

creative expression.



physical activity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
bay area events and activities; being intimate; health and wellness; potential future travel plans; wine tasting; my 3 year old niece; meals; u.s. domestic and foreign policies; current events.
On a typical Friday night I am
out on the town usually. somewhere in the east bay or san francisco.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
ask me.
You should message me if
you are:

a femme (bonus)

no men, no couples; thanks.

down to try new things

kindness, patience, and a friendly smile go a long way.
The two of us