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Overview

  • 77 References 57 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning Swedish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • mom
  • Four years of Advertising
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Swedish husband. Three small kids I fiercely protect. Theology of the Body Catholic. Into home-schooling, aquaponics, cooking and reading about things that promote life and health.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing was really important to me when I was younger and traveling.
I'm in a position now where we can pay it forward.

Interests

  • culture
  • writing
  • singing
  • architecture
  • design
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

THELMA & LOUISE, this american life, ted talks, gender studies literature, midnight in the garden of good and evil, books set in the south, movies set in the south, NEKO CASE, mirah, feist, regina spektor, joanna newsom, jolie holland, austine, pauline croze, kate walsh, emily haines, fiona apple, sufjan stevens, the knife, otis redding, billie holiday, ella fitzgerald, chet baker, lovin' spoonful, led zeppelin, jimi hendrix, GONZALES GONZALES GONZALES- SOLO PIANO IS THE BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, antony & the johnsons, vetiver, nikki bluhm, patsy cline, 5'nizza, Beirut, edith piaff, alison krauss, andrew bird, the beatles, dirty projectors, the brunettes, chromeo, cat stevens, cat power, van morrison, the velveteen, voxtrot, portishead, sigur ros, the shins, rilo kiley, ratatat, nico, miles davis, metric, mazzy star, the mamas and the papas, jose gonzalez, joan as police woman, jens lekman, her space holiday, hungry march band, GOOD HUSTLE, gillian welch, fleetwood mac, the decemberists, digitalism, daniel johnston, nina simone, tom waits, RUN ON SENTENCE

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

midnight sun of sweden.
my brother being born.
A dog get hit by a car and witnessed the moment from life to death and its owner's reaction.
hopped a train from new orleans to tennessee.
hitchhiked from tennessee to Chicago to New York.
survived Hurricane Opal and became the proud owner of a kitten named Nola May.
Other stuff.

Teach, Learn, Share

don't forget your phone charger.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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