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  • 14 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Korean, Māori
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • charlottemariechadwick.com
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  • From Aotearoa New Zealand
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About Me

"Are you a funny person?", asks CS "Serious, contemplative, wacky, adventurous, whimsical?"

Umm, yes...I mean, all of them. I mean, I think so?

"Having difficulty deciding what to write?", it continues, taunting now.

In conclusion: it is possible to deduce this information from the rest of my profile.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have both surfed and hosted....was on hospitality club briefly before CS.


I have thus far "participated" as above. And that's my experience. It's been rad.


STOP MOTION ANIMATION I am a massive Shakespeare/Elizabethan lit nerd. I also live for new writing for theatre. Make of that what you will.

Leonora Carrington.

Feminist/womyn-centric art, queer art, performance art, film, music, illustration, dance, opera, poetry, puppetry, psychoanalysis, current events, politics, and, uh, travelling...

  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • literature
  • poetry
  • folklore
  • performing arts
  • dancing
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • opera
  • animation
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS: Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, Eugene Ionesco, Italo Calvino, Raymond Queneau, Clarice Lispector, Sylvina Ocampo, Anne Carson, Adrienne Rich, Marilyn Robinson, Marguerite Yourcenour, John Steinbeck, Susan Sontag, George Orwell, Kaja Silverman, James Baldwin, Edward Said, Joan Didion.

MOVIES: Celine and Julie Vont en Bateau, Jan Svankmajer's Alice, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Latcho Drom, anything Charlie Kaufman.

MUSIC from all over -- I love opera, cabaret, MPB, and learning about music from different cultures. Some old faves: Joanna Newsom, Karen Dalton, Los Hermanos, Paul Simon, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Belle and Sebastian, Muse, System of a Down, Jacques Brel, Big Mama Thornton, Umm Kalthoum, Cocorosie, Raduza, Edith Piaf; Violeta Parra, Karel Kryl, Chavela Vargas; Ayre by Dawn Upshaw, Bulgarian Soul by Vesselina Karasova...

MY OWN WORK Surprise! You can check out my poetry, music, art, etc at http://charlottemariechadwick.com

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was an Orc in "Lord of the Rings" (so was half of Wellington, but shhh, amaaaazing, right?!).

Teach, Learn, Share

We're all brimming with myths. I wrote a masters' thesis on fairy tales, and I want to learn from you. Teach me your language and tell me your stories.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can show you basic piano, guitar, voice, and, if you are easily impressed, very basic ukulele and harmonica.

I have been an profesh English teacher so I would like to think I could teach English.

I can share some stuff about the culture of Aotearoa.

I'm a good vegan/vegetarian cook when I can be bothered. So it's either an elaborate feast of homemade pierogi preceded by many kinds of tapas or like, peanut butter on bananas + gin for dinner every night.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Cambodia, New Zealand, South Korea, United Kingdom

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