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My self-summary
I'm a med student. Aside from desperately trying to catch up on sleep, I spend a lot of my free time outside of school daydreaming about my next adventure: usually two-wheeled and out of doors.

Things I try to bring to the table: kindness, a sense of humour, a generally positive attitude, home-cooked food, and above-average cuddles

Things I can't offer right now: a lot of time, instant emotional involvement

What I'm looking for: an interesting socially responsible person to go on fun dates with (and possibly a relationship if things go really well)
What I’m doing with my life
Training to be a doctor when I grow up and spending quality time with my wonderful friends every chance I get.
I’m really good at
"comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable"
The first things people usually notice about me
My helmet and panniers.
I'm easily excitable. No, really it takes very little to get me excited.
I am pretty affectionate with people I know, and somewhat standoffish towards people I don't (not intentional most of the time)
I'm not shy to speak my mind.
I think about food a lot. I'm likely to be snacking at any given time, or thinking about what to make the next time I host a dinner party.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: lately I've been working on increasing the representation of Black, and especially Black women authors on my reading list. Some of the books in this category that have left a particularly lasting impression: Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due, The Summer We Got Free by Mia Mckenzie, Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. I would appreciate your suggestions, especially by contemporary authors!

Other books I've fallen in love with: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (probably my fave book of all time), Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple, Runaway by Alice Munro.

Shows: The Simpsons - I love that each episode carries social commentary in a widely appealing format.

Favourite foods: anything involving any type of legume, anything harvested at the UBC Farm, leafy greens in any form, squash, risotto, cheese (especially strong cheese). I eat a lot of cheese. I also adore soup, especially of the soul-warming variety. I usually find myself unable to cook for fewer than 6 people at a time.
Six things I could never do without
Hugs, my bike, a sense of community, libraries, cheese, my phone (OK I could live without it but it would be difficult)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Different manifestations of social injustice, how they are perpetuated, and what part I can play in dismantling them. Responsibility to others.


Smashing the patriarchy (hat-tip to Feminist Hulk).

How to make people around me feel loved and appreciated.

This quote -----> "The world is connected now. Where it breaks, we all break. But it is our world, to love as it burns around us. Jack Gilbert is right. “We must risk delight” in the summer of monsters. Beauty is survival, not distraction. Beauty is a way of fighting. Beauty is a reason to fight." - Molly Crabapple
On a typical Friday night I am
engaged in some combination of:
* Work
* Ballet: been dancing for the past year and I LOVE it
* Shabbat dinner with my roommate
* Grabbing a beer with my friends
* Reading, which frequently leads to napping
* Either packing for a bike-camping trip, or wishing that I was.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My general happiness is more predicated on the approval of others than I'd like it to be.
You should message me if
You're a kind person who places a lot of weight on nurturing friendships and other non-romantic relationships in your life
You're motivated to change the world for the better
You have diverse interests and can introduce me to something new
You're tall and bearded (for bonus points; not a requirement)
You're a good writer; major bonus points here!
You aren't currently in a relationship
You are a feminist
The two of us