Now that THAT'S out of the way I'm a former performer turned political activist and organizer, and I'm currently in grad school at GW studying Political Management after quitting my life as a cruise ship singer. Weird combo, huh? I know. But on the plus side, I now get to kick butt at karaoke without feeling bad about it.
I'm also a rock climber and avid traveler. I've been to all 50 states, love a good roadtrip, and go on regular climbing trips - including Squamish, British Columbia in a month!
Travel is the thing that helps us realize that no matter where you're from or what you look like, that people are people and we all want the same things. It's really important to me.
I also have a very strong underdog complex. I love it.
Just got back from GA6, which has me very optimistic going forward, regardless of the ridiculous punditry and hot takes.
Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game series, Game of Thrones up through book three (I feel strongly about this). The Things They Carried, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and all other Douglas Adams books.
Movies/TV: Adventure/travel documentaries. Love 'em. Long Way Round (with Ewan McGregor), Top Gear, Cosmos, Planet Earth etc. Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, Life of Pi, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Jericho, Dr. Who, Stranger than Fiction, Mel Brooks movies, Big Fish, Princess Bride, Love Actually, Moulin Rouge, LOTR. Many, many more.
Right now I'm really hooked on Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (the guy from Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin, if that means anything to you)
3. My passport
4. My family and friends
5. Rock Climbing
6. Being outside
7. Yoga pants. Yours. Not mine. Lord have mercy.
How I can choose love over fear in any given situation. We're all so pre-programmed to react out of fear, and it's just.... just useless.
Also I use emojis. Deal with it. They're useful for conveying tone in a text-based world.