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My self-summary
Creative, feisty, curious. Highly opinionated but low maintenance. Passionate, quick-witted, non-judgmental. Feminist. I can be intense and blunt but I'm super silly and I love puppies and I cry at weddings and during every LOTR installment and I believe in kindness and empathy above all. I'm headstrong, and somewhat idealistic. I can kick your ass in ping pong. I love conversation, debate and getting to know others and what makes people tick, squirm and leap about in fits of exultation. I'm still learning about myself and trying to carve a meaningful path in this world, but I'm comfortable in my own skin. I wear lots of dresses. I frequently have dreams where I punch Bret Easton Ellis and Bill Mahr in the face.
What I’m doing with my life
Writer, fact-checker and journalist. I ask questions for a living and I wouldn't have it any other way.

In general: seeing old and making new friends, feminist activism, boxing at least five times a week (my therapy), dancing, trying to explore the city more, trying to eat more fruit, YouTubing pandas, puppies and goats, bemoaning my inability to wear matching socks. I love, love, love to cook and eat but don't have nearly as much time as I'd like for the former. I love burritos more than you love your mom.
I’m really good at
Chatting up strangers and meeting new people, writing, cuddling, calling people on their bullshit, giggling, my job (hopefully), and being modest (obviously). And sleeeeeping.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tiny and have a giant set of...opinions.

Also, I look much younger than my age. This will come in handy when I'm 40.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Toni Morrison is bae. The Kiss of the Spiderwoman, by Manuel Puig, Revolutionary Road, Winesburg, Ohio, Middlesex, anything by Marilynne Robinson, Paul Auster, Faulkner, Forster, Woolf or Coetzee. The Giver by Lois Lowry is a classic, as is Harold and the Purple Crayon.

* I am terribly disappointed when a guy's favorite authors list on OKCupid is a list of a bunch of dudes. I find that I am terribly disappointed quite frequently.

Movies: "Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"

"You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be gray, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life."

TV: The Twilight Zone is the greatest television show of all time (glad we go that out of the way). Now that the X-Files is on Hulu I may never leave my apartment. Also: Broad City, House, Parenthood, Daily Show, John Oliver, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, SVU, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks, Buffy, Chris Hayes, Blackish, so many others

Food: Everything, and the spicier the better. In particular burritos, burritos, burritos, Indian (Mama's home cookin', y'all) and more burritos. And cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Music: Top 40 bullshit, Black Keys, Das Racist, Cream, Vetiver, Taj Mahal, SALT N' MUTHERFUCKIN' PEPA
Six things I could never do without
Besides my family, friends and health? Notebook/pen, digital voice recorder, iPod, Dos Toros burritos, puppies, my boxing gym...I'm throwing in my white sundress, Frye boots and my healthy curiosity for good measure.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Food, Chow Chow puppies, baby pandas, politics, how I wish I was a podcast person

How this profile got so long.
On a typical Friday night I am
Freewheeling. Not-heels-wearing. At a bar or apartment with good friends and good music (darts or board games are always fun to add to the mix) or taking some 'me' time to veg or research/work out more story ideas (and taking many breaks in between to look up pictures of cute animals on the internet). Sometimes dancing. Probably to this:

Or asleep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once got kicked out of a Hollister for committing an act of journalism.

I'm afraid of revolving doors.

This one time, an elephant sneezed on me.
You should message me if
(Absolutely under no circumstances message me if you are a Nice Guy:

You want to! You enjoy long conversations and debates over food and/or wine. You don't mistake opinionated women for "bitches." And you won't make fun of me for my terrible jokes or get too embarrassed when I bust out into the Carlton dance at the grocery store. You're not a borough snob (or any kind of snob, for that matter).

No Republicans or Men's Rights Activists. K thanks.

Please don't be one of these guys:

Or this guy:
The two of us