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My self-summary
UPDATE: I am not actively looking to date at the moment. Taking a much needed self-care break as I prepare for a baby and wedding this year (2017: year of ALL THE THINGS). I'm not sure how ethical it is to meet people under these circumstances since hormonaly I'm not totally my "normal self" 😜 but I'm still open to meeting people as friends and being a resource for local poly folks if you want to join the Milwaukee Poly Group. Also if you think my parter is cute, I full heartedly agree and we should hang out and flirt with him together 😄.

I'm a feminist, creative, and poly. I'm currently in an open relationship with my live-in partner/ love of my life/ fiancé Polycamorous. I tend to be on the busy side, so if my dance card happens to be full: it's not personal, I just really don't have a lot of free time.

I identify as queer. I don't think sex or gender has 2 options, and I have been attracted to various points on the rainbow spectrum from Cis men to Trans women to non-binary folks in between. I'm open to meeting anyone of any gender or orientation. I also identify as demisexual, which according to Google: "A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone. It's more commonly seen in but by no means confined to romantic relationships. The term demisexual comes from the orientation being 'halfway between' sexual and asexual." Hope that helps.

I'm interested in meeting as many cool people as physically possible as well as networking with other poly/ feminist/ queer/ knitter/ and/or creative folks. It doesn't necessarily mean I'm interested in anything more than friendship, but I do feel like the best friendships I've ever had have ended up being more eventually (my partner and I were best friends for 2 years before we started dating and we've been dating for years and engaged now).

I'm opinionated and strong-willed, but I'm not up in people's faces about it, so people rarely know me as that kind of person. :} I sometimes surprise people with my passionate viewpoints. That being said, if you don't like feminists or activists, stop reading now. I have very strong feelings about women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and racism. If you don't like mouthy women with strong feelings about the world, there's the door! :)

ENFJ personality type, if that helps. Though I feel like that changes a little bit every year.
What I’m doing with my life
Knitting as much as I can and trying to develop my geek-themed yarn dying business (LadyPurl.Etsy.com if you're intrigued).

I dabble in burlesque in my free time. I specialize in geeky burlesque, which is why I have so many cosplay pictures.

I really like hula hooping and I'm trying to get back into yoga. If you want to take a yoga class with me, hit me up, because I really want to get back into it.

I run the Milwaukee Poly group ( the first Friday and 3rd Wednesday of each month at The Tool Shed [greatest business in Milwaukee]), where we discuss the ins and outs of polyamory. If you're in the poly lifestyle or interested in it you're welcome to join us. It's not a dating group though, so don't come if all you're trying to get out of it is laid. I've been running the group since 2009 and it's been incredibly rewarding.
I’m really good at
knitting, laughing, chatting about randomness, listening to people that have interesting things to say, ignoring ignorant bastards that talk too much and have nothing to say.

Accidentally falling into a youtube rabbit hole and coming out 4 hours later, dazed, eyes blurry and not able to focus on real life objects, and saying, "JesustapdancingChrist, it's 4 am and I have to work in a few hours. What am I doing with my life?" Then going to bed and doing the same thing the next night.

Having a sense of humor about most everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
My Bettie Page hair maybe?

I want to say my green eyes, but usually people have to get really close to see them, and it's rare I let people get that close to my face. Because... Awkward.

The fact that I prefer writing on my hand to any kind of paper?

I smile a lot?

My incredible ability to seem totally comfortable in the thick tension of undeniable awkwardness? Wait... I can't do that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors: Chuck Palahnuik, Joss Whedon (he writes for my favorite shows EVER), The Watchman and Lost Girls by Alan Moore, "Transmetropolitan," "World War Z" by Max Brooks was amazing, feminist literature and blogs, Sarah Silverman is my hero, Douglas Adams <3!, and lots, lots more.

Movies: Princess Bride, Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Shaun of the Dead, The Professional, Amelie, Moulin Rogue, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Musical, Cabin in the Woods, Hot Fuzz, The Labyrinth, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The 5th Element, Rules of Attraction, Pride and Prejudice, Closer, Hard Candy, Looper, The Avengers and most Marvel movies

TV Shows: This could be a bigger section, but I'll try to keep it short..
A hard limit: not liking Firefly. I seriously don't even know if I can be friends with these kind of people. Never seen it is one thing, tried to watch and didn't get it is a whole other ball of wax, but seen it and actually did not like it? Who the hell do you think you are?!

Jessica Jones. Broad City, Sense8, Orange is the New Black, Doctor Who, Venture Bros., Community, 30 Rock, Buffy, Angel, Firefly (again: Joss Whedon is the shit), Arrested development (will quote randomly and not even realize I'm doing it, it's just part of my vocabulary now), Sarah Silverman Program, Parks and Rec, Bob's Burgers (I was/am Tina... in too many ways), and probably a handful more I'm forgetting.

Podcasts: My Favorite Murder, Welcome to Nightvale, Black Tapes Podcast, This American Life, The Nerdist, Life on the Swingset, Poly Weekly, Carnalcopia, and always looking for more.

Music: I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack at least once a week. Love QUEEN, Weird Al, Broadway Show-tunes, Hoiser, Amy Winehouse, The Postal Service, Flight of the Concords, every Disney song ever recorded (guilty pleasure), and much more. Mostly I just turn Pandora on and let them tell me good artists, new and old.

Food: Thai, Indian, and Pakistani , specifically curry, spicy foods, authentic Mexican, and sushi. I'll try almost anything once, but I know what I like. Mushrooms remind me of slugs and milk makes me gag.
Six things I could never do without
1) My Hands (everything I love in the world, I need my hands for. Without them I would be lost)
2) Yarn & knitting needles
3) My phone (I might be one of those stupid millennials with their phone glued to their hand at all times, but I never miss a text, email, or call, so fuck off with the judgement)
4) Netflix
5) Curry (Indian, Thai, or Pakistani, I love them all-- nomnomnom)
6) Cats (I have... a few) =^..^=
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future.

Your mom.

Human rights and what I can be doing to better the lives of the less privileged.

Where I fall on the Kinsey scale. I'd like to say I'm right in the middle, but I really swim around the spectrum back and forth depending on my mood. When it comes to attraction I'm much more likely to say female bodies please my eyes and make me say, "Daaaayyyum." But men are so much easier. I know if a guy wants to fuck me pretty easily, but the ladies are still a mystery to me. I think about sex, sexuality, and queerness a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching whatever is on Netflix, performing or practicing a burlesque routine, or out with friends. Trying to cut back on eating-out and drinking (#healthgoals) so I'm doing that less and less.

I might also be knitting, crafting, cross-stitching, or writing -- depending on what has inspired me that day. ^_^
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a shameless flirt... but I bark louder than I bite ;P. In fact, my ethical sluttitude might be considered downright prudish to some, but I really have to like someone and consider them a friend before I would be wiling to have sex. (Well, not "prude" to a super vanilla conservative, I mean, I have taken part in my fair share of orgies... Which is 1...)

I love ASMR videos (google it :P) and massages (hands, head, feet, whatever, but I'm not exactly referring to erotic massage so get your mind outta the gutter). ASMR videos and massages give me head tingles and put me in a fuzzy, zen-like head space that relaxes me and helps me sleep.

Men that are super quiet until they get angry and then blow up in a crazy peepants tantrum are more terrifying to me than bears, sharks, or snakes ever could be.
You should message me if
Read this: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/online-dating-advice-exactly-what-to-say-in-a-first-message/

I don't respond to short, clipped, or one-word "heyy" messages. I get about 2-3 a day and they make my eyes bleed. Don't do it. You will get no where and you waste everyone's time in the process.

You are a feminist. This is an absolute deal breaker. If you do not believe the sexes should be equal, or if you are under the misconception that they already are treated equally, then do not message me. I don't need that kind of ignorance or negativity in my life. Thanks! :)

If you like geeky movies and want to take me to one. Marvel films are a plus, but comedies will do in a pinch.

If you're poly or interested in a poly relationship. Being polyamorous does not mean I need more than one sexual partner because I'm trying to fill some void, it means I love love and my partner does too. It means I don't limit myself from loving as much as I can when I want to and on my terms, no one else's. It means I don't let society govern whom I'm going to love, when, or how many. If you can't fathom that, then please don't waste our time.

Thanks for reading!
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