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Overview

  • 4 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2022
  • English teacher
  • Bachelors in Communications and Minor in Psychology
  • From Boise, ID, USA
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About Me

Currently traveling and unable to host. I've been living abroad in Japan for the last 5 years teaching and am taking the long way back to the US for a career change. Hoping to make new friends along the way! Not here to freeload, I'm just a social person who'd rather spend time getting to know new people and learn about their stories and culture rather than twiddling my thumbs in a hotel alone ha. Happy to cook for you! (Keep the fire extinguisher on hand 🧯)

I'm a hobbyist costume designer and spend a lot of time involved in alternative performing arts - drag, burlesque, dance, shibari, living paintings, and general cabaret.

Huge cinefile for classic and low budget B horror films 💜🧛🏻‍♂️🦈

Ask me about the time I had a pet chipmunk 😂🐿️

Allergic to w33d and need to avoid being around it. No judgement, just please let me know so I can find a different place 👍

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I quit my job in Japan and am taking the long way home. I'm hoping to meet fun and interesting people along the way :)

Interests

I like to find new and interesting/unique things wherever I can. So I'm always on the look out :) Animals are a passion for me, I love learning about them and want to spend more time in the future volunteering at sanctuaries

  • animals
  • pets
  • arts
  • performing arts
  • music festivals
  • dancing
  • modeling
  • clubbing
  • movies
  • historic sites
  • horse riding
  • abandoned places
  • ancient history
  • museums
  • sewing
  • meeting new people
  • animal rights
  • drag
  • lgbt friendly
  • rainforest
  • haunted places

Music, Movies, and Books

Harry Potter is a low key obsession 😂 Also a big fan of Neil Gaiman and the original Oz series.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was a volunteer for the 2020 Japan Olympics

Solo climbed Mt. Fuji for the sunrise (and didn't fall down the mountain)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hopefully a place to stay soon

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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