marlysees
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My self-summary
INFJ if you're into that kinda thing

person if you are not
What I’m doing with my life
Originally from Seattle, I moved to St. Paul a few years back for school and graduated in 2015 with degrees in environmental studies and studio art.

I've been living in Minneapolis for a year now, and balance working as a part time nanny with a job assisting a local painter. I'm trying to make this whole painting thing work, so in my free time, I'm pretty much always in the studio.

Aside from work and painting, I also like to hit up shows with friends, and spend a decent amount of time running/at Los Campeones gym pretending like I know how to lift surrounded by professional bodybuilders. heheh
I’m really good at
I have a lot of friends due to shared interests (art, going to shows etc), but really try to surround myself with those that open themselves up to making real connections. I'm a pretty open and honest person, and try hard to empathize and relate with others in thoughtful, critical conversation
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
--Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (but also just like, everything Margaret Atwood)
--Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Schafer
--The World According to Garp by John Irving
--The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
--Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle by Matthew Klingle
--The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (ok tbh testimony to the length of time I've had a profile up on OkC-- I probably wouldn't list this now because I hardly remember reading it but I guess at one point in time I thought it was like, really, really good or something?)
--Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach bc it's the weirdest, sexiest 70s trip into a utopian environmental world you'll ever read (San Francisco secedes from the rest of the U.S. to become its own environmental utopian state)

Movies:
Honestly I've only gotten into film the last couple years, so I feel like I still have so much to learn! I infrequently make it to the Trylon, but would love to go more often. I have been regularly checking out experimental film screenings at Bryant Lake put on by a recently new rad af collective called Cellular Cinema though!-- check em' out, they're doing some seriously cool stuff rn

Aside from that, here are some favs: Thelma & Louise, Harold & Maude, "Paris, Texas," The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Planet, My Neighbor Totoro, Labyrinth, Killer Klowns From Outerspace//but also like every horrible campy movie ever

Shows: Ok I do watch more tv than movies, so I'm not as hopeless in conversation here.

~ Broad City, Peaky Blinders, One Mississippi, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development, Sherlock, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks and Geeks, Dr. Who, Seinfeld, Torchwood, United States of Tara, Transparent, The Simpsons, Futurama, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (seriously, has there been a kids show this good since?), Red Oaks, X Files (old series), Knight Rider

Music:
Blood Orange, The Gooch Palms, Avi Buffalo, Ice Cream Cathedral, How To Dress Well, Tame Impala, Communions, YAST, Magic Kids, Baths, Dent May, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Naomi Punk, Parquet Courts, Rhye, Dråpe, Pure X, Blaue Blume, Cocteau Twins, Tim Hecker, Croatian Amor, Girls Names, Samaris, Broadcast, Oyama, El Ten Eleven, Kill J, Jamie XX, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, etc

lastfm~ http://www.last.fm/user/marlysees (though this isn't accurate at all anymore bc apparently Spotify wasn't scrobbling for a year, and it can't scrobble from my phone!)

Food:
ya ok I guess I'm a chocolate fan
Six things I could never do without
1. music-- I spend a lot of free time exploring new music + checking out shows...also...dancing! find me @transmission
2. real connections w others
3. painting/art + I love checking out openings
4. bein outside (MN winter kills me tho :'()-- grew up hiking/backpacking in the PNW
5. running
6. books

hmm now this feels silly & trite idk just me?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Honestly answering this is truly ridiculous. Lately?

...I've been in my head a lot thinking about BLM, race relations in the U.S., and social justice change at the systemic level.

...Climate change and the consequential actions of the global north on the global south

...I've been practicing mindfulness. I've been sober for about a year now, and practicing meditation has been key. I've been working on being present, and strengthening my sense of intuition and empathy. All of this has contributed to a stronger sense of self and where I want to go with my life.

...How I can better build meaningful relationships with those around me
On a typical Friday night I am
usually trying to make it out to see some art or music or dance! sometimes in bed by 11. heh
You should message me if
we share common interests// you want to talk music/art// want to share your thoughts/practices related to mindfulness/meditation // have an interest in climate justice // etc
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