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Jeanne Dagenais-Lespérance

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Arabic
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Becoming a humanist.
  • Minor in History and BFA in Theatre
  • From Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding a catchy sentence for my mission.

ABOUT ME

I am a human, loved of discoveries through my sense, especially taste, as many of my childhood' stories can asset, I have started to interact with the world through my taste buds and still do(though I have slightly become more selective in my gustatory endeavors. ). In other words I love cooking, eating, fermenting, brewing, cheese-making and dumpster diving. Sandor Ellis Katz has become my new idol. If you know who he is, we should definitely hang out around a turnip choucroute

I play piano, dance, write, sew(I am a costume maker as well), listen to music, go to political conferences, and love to read about everything possible from mushroom growing to libanese poetry. I have worked as an educator in food security, environmental education and art projects. I have a infinite curiosity for the plant and animal kingdom, and was probably mycelium in another life.

New love these days: PROTEST PUPPETS, NATURAL DYES( I am doing experiment with vegetables and trees especially), AFRICAN-AMERICAN IMPROVISATIONAL QUILTS, FORARING AND BREWING.

and any type of regional traditional craft that you could teach me.

My weaknesses are well-made shoes, local fabrics and good food.

And any hunting, trapping, fishing skills.

PHILOSOPHY

I think that you should always allow yourself to be surprised.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I truly enjoy meeting new people and share my view of Montreal with them.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Quite a lot by now.

Interests

Food: eating, foraging and growing it Languages Arts in general: visual arts, theatre, literature, cinema, dance, music Politics: Issues of immigration, culture identity, globalisation, urbanity, and everything else Botany History Travel TEA, PARTY AND DARK BEER. Yes, I do own a uterus AND love dark beer, whatever bartenders can say.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Les enfants du Paradis, Fred Astaire's movies, Cherry Blossoms, Easy Rider, The Graduate, Fanny und Alexander, À bout de souffle, Luis Bunuel's movies, Miyazaki's animes(only 2 left to watch and I would have seen everything) and documentaries Music: These days: Balkan and Romanian Fanfares, Celtic music, Haitian Zouk and tango Books: Mrs Dalloway-Virginia Woolf, Les Misérables-Victor Hugo, Prochain épisode-Hubert Aquin, Cien anos de soledad-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Die Blechtrommel- Gunter Grass, L'immortalité-Milan Kundera, Menaud maître draveur-Félix-Antoine Savard, La vie devant soi-Romain Gary/Émile Ajar, Kafka sur le rivage-Haruki Murakami, Borges, Murakami...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Saw hobo with an ipod doing his jogging in Berlin while looking in trash bins.

Worked on an Oral History Project with young breakdancers from Gulu, Uganda.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach piano, yogurt and cheese-making, french language and sewing.

Share a good meal.

I would like to learn about your history, your hometown, your country, what you believe in, and how you want to make your world a little bit better.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Martinique, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Canada

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