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Cassandra Avenatti

Chicago, IL, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • Radical Social Worker/Performer
  • Lived experience, Master's of Social...
  • From Small town, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To affect positive change through activism and creative expression, and to embrace my life!

ABOUT ME

I'm a feisty, radical queer! I work for an LGBTQ Latin@ youth organization, and I spend my time organizing, playing music and adventuring.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed through Central America and am now a happy host until I can indulge my wanderlust once again.

Interests

Rabble-rousing, sex worker rights, performing, photography, eccentricity, queer/feminist literature, travel (this is a given right?), womyn's health advocacy, story-telling. I sing in a queer choir and adore costumes, wigs and whimsy.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Been completely lost and alone in a Panamanian jungle. It was incredible, and terrifying. I made it out alive, and hitch-hiked my way back to the border!

Also, falling in love (over and over again) has been the most amazing experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know quite a bit about community organizing, mental health & trauma and comprehensive sexuality education.

I'd like to learn how to make puppets. :)

Countries I've Visited

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Costa Rica, United Kingdom, United States

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