29Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Here are some things: I was born in San Francisco, grew up in Portland, and went to school in Vermont and China. I am quiet, thoughtful, questioning, introverted, deeply empathetic. I hate arrogance. I enjoy riding my bicycle. I recently wrote "feminism?" on my to do list. When I see tree roots breaking through pavement, I frequently think to myself, "Fuck yes, Nature! Stick it to The Man!" I believe that empathy, compassion, kindness, infusions of beauty and generally, greater willingness to employ more relativistic and contextualized perspectives could begin to serve as powerful antidotes to some very complex and tragic problems in this world.
What I’m doing with my life
Ambition-wise: I'm a completing my pre-med post-bac; I aim to become a physician and am fascinated by where medicine and anthropology intersect. I'm currently working in the ER, volunteering and taking classes here and there.

Otherwise: I am suppose, like all of us, I am looking for joy and love and trying to do so with integrity, morality and compassion!
I’m really good at
Run-on sentences. Tangential connections.
The first things people usually notice about me
Poorly contained Jewfro?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) Friction: an ethnography of global connections (Anna Tsing), Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson), The Poisonwood Bible (and everything by Barbara Kingsolver), Choke (Chuck Palahniuk), The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman), Death Without Weeping (Nancy Scheper Hughes), Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendack)

Movies: Biutiful, Fight Club, Darjeeling Limited, Flashdance, Four Minutes, Field of Dreams

Shows: The Wire

Music: Ben Howard, Of Monsters and Men, Alt-J (∆), Ratatat, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, DeVotchKa, Yann Tiersen, Walk Off the Earth, Iron and Wine, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Devendra Banhart, First Aid Kit
Six things I could never do without
the Columbia Gorge
rain (and the smells and sounds and green things that come along with it)
people who are gentle
the circus
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social and other types of justice, peace vs. justice (and if this versus belongs in that thought), balance.

The monologue from the beginning of I heart Huckabees (a mixture of swearing and existential questions) pretty much sums up what goes on in my head most of the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on my handstands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In spite of being the daughter of a carpenter, I lack the capacity to hold pencils behind my ears. I feel like this must be due to some inherited deformity and I find it deeply unjust as well as inconvenient. In addition, I just think that squat toilets are highly superior to Western ones.
You should message me if
You're interested! You're interesting? You see a potential basis for connection. You like strong coffee. You know what analysis paralysis feels like/you live there and wouldn't want it any other way.
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