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Overview

  • 40 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 90, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • I design enamel pins and work with manufacturers. I'm als...
  • Travelling, friends, books, relationships, documentaries,...
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To improve myself each day, and to do things that help others.

ABOUT ME

I'm a feminist who lives in Chicago, with my wonderful partner, Eli. Currently, I'm looking forward to a couple of trips, am trying to expand my pin business, am learning more graphic design, want to take social justice training, and am excited about fostering children this year. I love nature, making things, exploring new and old places, spending time around trees (and outside in general), spending time with the people I love, cooking and baking.

PHILOSOPHY

Think about the person you want to be, and constantly work to be that person.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed a lot, hosted, and have attended loads of events. I look forward to doing more of these things in the future.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have made wonderful friends, and seen places in a way I would have never saw them without my lovely hosts! I love exploring my city as much as possible, and enjoy introducing it to others.

Interests

The forest and nature in general, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, culture, art, music, baking, and social justice. Besides that I spend time with the wonderful people in my life.

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • baking
  • drinking
  • flowers
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Dostoevskey, Bukowski, Capote. I like fairy tales more than most people over five. I like zines and graphic novels a lot. Batman comics are my jam. I love Catwoman (esp. Ed Brubker and Darwyn Cooke's Catwoman).

Films: Matilda and Trainspotting. There are others... I recently saw Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom. You should really turn off the computer right now and go watch, it was amazing!

Music: Radiohead, Queen, Portishead, AA Bondy, The Kills, Other Lives, The Smiths, loads of things.

Television: "The Blacklist", "Good Girls Revolt", and "Aurthor" (it cheers me up when sad)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Celebrating a Palestinian wedding in the middle of the desert.

Eating delicious, giant feasts in the middle of the night, with friends, during Ramadan in Morocco.

Sleeping on the loveliest, most remote beach in Oman.

How do people choose one thing?! These are just travel amazing things!

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach someone how to stencil, make jewelry, use Photoshop. I design enamel pins and work with manufacturers, and could teach folks about making their own pins.

I like to learn everything! I'm endlessly fascinated by culture. I want to learn everything about flowers. I love making things and cooking, so anything related to creating something new.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Travel experiences, I could try and explain our (the US) mess of a political system...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Romania, United Kingdom, United States

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