I work with children with autism and I love my job. I recently completed my Masters of Education at OISE. I hate writing essays, but I love the process of learning and discussion and while I don't miss deadlines, I do find myself missing that structured learning sometimes.
I hula hoop. I go to ecstatic dance. When I can get out of my head I enjoy contact improvisation. I was dancing multiple times a week two summers ago, but I've gotten out of the habit. It's a habit I would like to get back. I think of it as a form of moving meditation and I find my head feels clearer when I make it a habit.
I identify as a feminist and feel passionately about issues of consent. I am a big believer in active consent and love discussing the nuances of consent and how to make it sexy.
If I were to describe myself I would say I'm a little bit awkward sometimes, but generally really friendly. I'm shy and can seem more so particularly if I like someone or think they're really awesome. Generally I find it easier with people who are really extroverted as they pull me out of my shell a bit and force me to step out of my comfort zone. The unknown can be daunting....and generally a lot of fun once you get over the nerves.
100 years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Brave new World by Aldous Huxley
Game of Thrones by George R. Martin
Otherland by Tad Williams
LIfe of Pi
Movies and TV are awesome for those nights when you need to turn your brain off and just veg out for a while, but I find I feel much more rejuvenated by engaging in less passive activities for the most part. That being said, I watch my fair share of TV and movies, I just try to make sure it's only in small doses.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Laura Marling, Ben Howard, Terrence Parker, Yeasayer, Shad, Basement Jaxx, Hilltop Hoods, Haitus, anything with bass and a good beat.
I have an eclectic taste in music.
Food..I like everything! But I really love Indian food of all kinds and sushi. I have been trying to eat healthier lately and find that I really enjoy spending the time to make a good fresh meal. I try to avoid pre-packaged food and make most things from scratch (that's not to say I always succeed in this endeavor). I made a really delicious spiced lentil soup recently that I was quite impressed with. I've been really digging collard greens lately too.