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Helen Gimber

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • designer & shop assisstant & other f...
  • BA Surface Design - Printed Fashion ...
  • From London
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

getting my creative juices flowing again

ABOUT ME

I am easy going and friendly. I like arty stuff, flea-markets, second hand shopping, swimming, cycling, socialising, giggling and dancing. I am interested in sustainable fashion, pattern design, collecting stuff, feminism, LGBT rights, multiculturalism and the environment! I studied textiles design at University in London, specialising in fashion print.

I've lived in Berlin since 2010.

I'm currently in Hong Kong for a month (April 2014)

PHILOSOPHY

"if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" - dolly parton

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I joined CouchSurfing when I first moved to Berlin and went to the language exchange meetings fairly regularly.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have done a bit of 'unofficial' hosing and surfing - ie stuff that hasn't been arranged through the website - I hosted a CSer that had stayed with a friend and another one who I met through the meetings in Berlin. ... I also, after a CouchSurfing christmas dinner party ended up staying on the couch of the person organising the party (- with a number of other CSers that also couldn't face going home in the wee hours!)

Interests

// second hand shopping, swimming, cycling and dancing // colourfulness, nostalgia, collecting practice, haberdashery and flea-markets // fashion, textiles, art, design and the wider creative and cultural sectors // feminism, equality, diversity, liberation and social justice // travel, multiculturalism, cultural exchange, internationalisation // the environment, ethically sound production and sustainable development // charitable foundations, member-led organisations and not-for-profits

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES ... Good Bye Lenin!, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Brassed Off, Forest Gump, Dirty Dancing, 10 Things I Hate About You, Save the Last Dance, Bring It On, Grease, Grease 2, The Colour Purple, Juno, Hairspray, The Help, Waitress

MUSIC ... alternative, electro, gypsy, balkan, baile funk, czech folk, bassline, grime, uk funky, dancehall, hip hop

BOOKS ... Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Sustinable Fashion Books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

visited 17 states (7.55%)Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

"now the the future happened yesterday now that we are a not what we can buy now that we don’t want to get anywhere any faster now that we want to make poverty history now that people are the most important thing for people now that we know that the greatest risk is not to risk now that we don’t need to be asleep to dream now it’s time to start again"

— sublime; the first international ethical lifestyle magazine ... www.sublimemagazine.com

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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