emma Buck

Brooklyn, NY, USA

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  • I've been a student. I've been an organizer. I've farmed ...
  • Probably more than I've needed.
  • From Kansas City, MO, USA
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About Me


to love people and feed them delicious food!


i have gone to great lengths to seek a flavor or a story or a single human being that meant a great deal to me. i take love and family seriously. i'm looking for joy. i love art but am restless in it, have written, made jewelry, sung, played, photographed, danced, acted, farmed and cooked at any one time. i relish experience. i try to move towards what i am most afraid of. i love tattoos and have 2 and at least 3 in the works. i'm done with college and am seeking purpose and direction and hope to accumulate stories along the way...


some combination of living my life to its fullest, breaking away from limitations, leaving things better than when i found it, etc.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i have been on the asking end of this deal- if i can stay on your floor i will be your pleasant houseguest and will cook you dinner! now that i have a place to host, i hope i can give back to the cs community, and have some good meals and conversations along the way!


i have had great times pretty much everywhere i've been! have found some wonderful, generous people who are engaging to talk to- i learn something new every time i surf somewhere. the entire quality of how i travel has changed with cs, i've gone from being an outside observer to an active participant in the places i'm visiting, and for that i am incredibly grateful!


dance, yoga, body modifications, storytelling, books, fonts and design, making music and harmonizing, community building, sustainable living and growing, food and cooking, writing, green vegetables, the stars

Music, Movies, and Books

mark helprin, milan kundera, e. e. cummings, c. d. wright, angels in america, the children's hospital...
buttercup festival, pictures for sad children, awkwardfamilyphotos...
bon iver, sun kil moon, sigur ros, sufjan, mumford and suns, rising appalachia, the books...
moulin rouge, eternal sunshine, man on wire, a little princess, into the west, up...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

climbed piltriquitron in patagonia, argentina, making it to the near-top with a friend, greeted by ice-cold, home-brewed beer. stayed the night and my friend had seen enough and decided to descend. but we were so close...i was reluctant to follow, ran by chance into a group of argentines on their way up. could i join, i asked, i'm a slow climber, i said, they say sure! and gleefully lend me walking poles and so i leave my friend to find his own way back to interneting with his girlfriend and carefully piece my way up the loose rock to the top, a view of the andean ridge well-earned. sucking down fresh stream water and a 6-foot-wing-spanned condor of black and white soars by and lands right next to us on the very top, talking to us, eyeing us up and down and spreading its wings when we get too close. after its half-hour blessing it takes off and joins its mate and flies away into an invisible speck to the other side of the valley.

Teach, Learn, Share

Grant/application writing, Basic cooking, Editing, Organizing

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

Ghana, United Kingdom, United States

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