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Overview

  • 6 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Arabic (North Levantine), French
  • 27, Other
  • Member since 2016
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Learning more every day
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Easily bored, constantly looking for new adventures. Also looking for new places to nap!

Frequently found on "the East Coast", around the Mediterranean; or somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa; Liver of a nomadic life; Looking for other nomads, free spirits, weirdos, and intellectuals!

I have the line "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair" tattooed on my leg. Words to live by, from Khalil Gibran. Seriously. Shoes are terrible, they are like tiny prisons for your feet!

Queer, 4/20, and social/political left friendly!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because meeting YOU sounds so much more interesting than traveling by myself!

Interests

Feminism, queer theory, poetry, story telling, reading out loud, marxism, anarchism, internationalism, liberation theology, pacifism, yoga, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, rock climbing, cooking, baby talking to adorable animals, making snarky comments about politicians, endoctrinating the youth.

  • animals
  • arts
  • poetry
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • swimming
  • divinity
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Samite, Sinead O'Connor, Simon and Garfunkel, Juluka/Savuka, Toto, Bob Marley, the Abyssinians, Laura Mvula, Idir, Mohammad Assaf, DAM, Lowkey, Shadia Mansour, Mana, Manu Chao, Nina Simone, Soullilaquists of Sound, the Fugees, Missy Elliot, MIA, Arlo Guthrie..

Movies: American Graffiti, Fight Club, Amelie, V for Vendetta, Samsara, LotR, Angels in America, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Girl Interrupted, Amelie, Edward Scissorhands, The Big Lebowski, Hard Candy

Books: Til We Haves Faces, The Prophet, The Red Tent, The Poisonwood Bible, Gender Trouble, Goliath, Birds Without Wings, Country of My Skull, Freakonomics, all things Chimamanda Adiche, Bill Bryson, Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Darwish, Karen Armstrong, Andrea Dworkin or Ngugi Wa Thiongo.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed Mt. Kenya when I was 13

Rode an ostrich, snuggled with a cheetah, fought a baboon

Walked through an archeological dig from the worlds oldest human settlements outside Jericho, on rope bridges strung hundred of feet up between trees in the Ghanian rainforest, and across miles of exposed coral reef of the coast of Kenya at low tide

Survived malaria twice.

Somehow never been arrested, deported, or shot!

Was a vegetarian for eight years. When I started eating meat again my roommates and I bought a goat, slaughtered and butchered it. Know where your food comes from!

Teach, Learn, Share

So happy to hang out in a kitchen, making food to share or learning new cuisines!

I'm only really fluent in English, but learning/practicing other languages makes me happy! (Also happy to hang out with folks that are working on their english and want a conversation partner)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food and friendship! I'd love to stay with people who are engaged in alternative living, social justice initiatives, or other non-mainstream situations... So I can offer you solidarity, and good conversation too!

Countries I’ve Visited

Burundi, Canada, Denmark, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ghana, Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Uganda, United States

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