I was a PhD student in biomedical science once upon a time, working on some terribly interesting research questions (at least I thought so) but increasingly felt that my work would do little to address the major challenges of our time (which IMO are intersections of climate change and oppression along the axes of race, gender, ability etc). This prompted a change in career trajectory and I'm now in grade 23, loving almost every aspect of med school (especially the community) but also looking forward to finishing soon and going off to work wherever my skills are needed.
Most of my friends would describe me as intense. YMMV.
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.
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 format that appeals to the general public.
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.
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
* 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.
You're motivated to change the world for the better
You have diverse interests and can introduce me to something new
You're quiet (in a mysterious sexy way)
You're a good writer; major bonus points here!
You're at least open to the idea of long-term dating
You aren't currently in a relationship
You are a feminist