Civil rights lawyer by day. Day tripper and nature lover at heart. Artistic, with a designer's eye and love of beauty. Fun/funny, loving and compassionate.
I'm inspired by acts of loving kindness, exhilarated by good design and architecture.
One of the silly sayings I like is "must be present to win" beause sometimes the hardest part is just showing up. Mentally, physically, emotionally.
A big part of my life is my passion for civil rights/social justice, which I am very fortunate to express fully in my job every day... and while my work can sometimes be challenging, it makes me all the more appreciative for what I've got. I'm a lawyer representing kids who've been handed the shittiest of hands and I can't even imagine how they've persevered. Preach!
Absolutely LOVE taking day trips to Pt. Reyes, Santa Cruz mountains, Big Sur, and hiking anywhere! Planning a weekend trip to Mendocino for my grandma's 93rd birthday. She instilled such a love of nature in my bones. The closest I feel to "religion" is in nature.
I love to explore my native San Francisco neighborhoods - yes, I'm a rare gem being born in SF and all.*
* So right now I'm living an hour south of SF in San Jose for work. I consider it my M-F dwelling to keep me sane from having to commute every single day but I'm in SF or Oakland just about every weekend. I live in an awesome converted water tower/cottage down here with an orchard in the backyard and it's a pretty sweet place to come home to when I'm exhausted from work.
But we shouldn't identify ourselves by our careers. Just because I don't let my freak-flag fly in court amongst the civilians doesn't mean it's not a core part of who I am. Think Superman.
Broad City, Master of None, Insecure, Mozart in the Jungle, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, F is for Family, One Mississippi, Transparent, and Difficult People. And Garkfunkle and Oats comedy specials.
Music-wise, The Tuneyards, The Julie Ruin, Double Dutchess, Radiohead, The Magnetic Fields, The Shins, Kimya Dawson, Ozomatli, Ryan Montbleau Band, Regina Spektor, Iron & Wine, Gillian Welch, Rufus Wainwright, Paul Simon, India Arie, Blackalicious, Belle & Sebastian, Cibo Matto, Amy Winehouse, DeVotchKa, some (but not all) Playa fare, anything booty-shakin'-licious!
My iPhone (god, I hate myself for drinking the kool-aid).
Sushi, and the baked sea bass & mango CRACK from Sushi Zone (shh - it's a secret).
My family (yes, they're on the list but they're after sushi).