I am an emotional creature, and easily pissed-off. I like to think that I can see through to most peoples' sweet and honest sides pretty quickly, and I like to think that that a lot of that can be credited to being an introvert. I have an investment in radical politics, and this is very important to me. I tell inappropriate, self-deprecating jokes. I apparently like short, declarative sentences that make me seem pithy and deep. I have a healthy appreciation for swear words, street theatre, tattoos, pop culture, and under-handed vulgar jokes that take people awhile to clue into. I'm passionately idealistic. I love to teach, and am always, without fail, concocting some workshop or another in my head. I’m an INFJ, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and I take that very seriously. Language was my first love, and we have a continuing romance to this day.
I am Expressive, Witty, and Inquisitive
Trying to hold a anti-capitalist collective care framework safe and cherished in my heart while working in institutional mental health promotion, teaching teachers how to be good to their students.
Carrying a tune, and soapboxing about the social importance of singing.
Advocating for myself and other people, being steadfast.
Communicating and expressing ideas, and getting to the hard-to-articulate ones through creative hand gestures and extended metaphors.
Understanding my own and other peoples' feelings.
- I watch a LOT of TV. Seriously. A lot. And I like to talk about it if you do too!
- I like music with words in it. As a singer, I love listening to music with killer vocalists that I can aspire to be like, and I really appreciate well-written lyrics.
- I'm a sucker for memoirs and essay anthologies. I like reading theory that helps me understand life better (not just theory for its own sake).
- Books, blogs, and good conversation (I'm lumping that into one).
- Some opportunity for creative expression.
- The Internet.
- Space for rampant idealism/the possibility that maybe radical social transformation is still possible
- Coffee. Sooooo much coffee.
Politics and social justice.
Conversation. How being an introvert with social anxiety can be the bane of my existence, sometimes.
How to cut down on the blogs in my blog reader.
When the hell Jack and Sawyer are going to FINALLY hook up on Lost.
Consent (sexual and emotional) and accountability.
Self-determination and body sovereignty.
Likely at home, writing a paper and/or shamelessly marathoning episodes of The Vampire Diaries or The Bachelor.
I have a chronic pain condition that makes my life interesting. I feel like it forces me to be creative about the way I do many things, but I'd be lying if it wasn't hard sometimes too.
I'm not gay, I'm queer; I'm interesting in dating/seeing/fucking/fooling around with folks of all genders. It's just that every time I list my sexual orientation on here as bisexual, I have the worst time. Seriously, the worst. So, I hope you'll forgive me employing a bit of strategic labelling in order to have a better experience. If you're a guy and you've managed to make it to the bottom of this profile, welcome!
You should message me if you're interested in smart conversation, consuming caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages, and seeing where things go!
p.s. I'm not really interested in meeting new friends on here right now (although of course, if I meet somebody and we click as friends and not otherwise, that's cool!), only really for dating purposes. So unless we've stated otherwise, I'm going to assume that if we meet up we're on a date! One of my favourite things about online dating is that it helps resolve some of these ambiguities. ;)