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I'm currently bicycling across the U.S. from east to west, New England to Vancouver, then Seattle and Portland. When I arrive it's only for a time. Maybe a few months, maybe longer. The road goes on and I'm moved each mile by many things, transitions, challenges, balance, changes, and questions. I'm moved most by questions, so feel free to ask any you might have.
I'm living to work with others while satisfying the core of my soul.
I've spent most of my life in Massachusetts where it can be hard to have a sense of community among so many students coming and going back and forth beyond state lines. I'm here in part because I want to rebuild my sense of community at home and genuinely connect and come to know others. I'm looking to create some meaningful friendships and I'd be glad to talk with you. I'm open to meeting anyone but some of my favorite kinds of people are the artistic, social justice oriented one's who hold connection to nature very close to their hearts and also think independently as much as they do collectively.
I don't have a desire for too many things, because things are impermanent. My mind isn't so much in money. My actions are instead swayed by another breeze of my passions and desire to do some kind of good in the world with others. After the initial investment life experiences are yours forever, and much lighter to carry. I'm deeply lovestruck by people and living things. I try to see and love them for all that they are, we are, you are.
Liberation and love
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Most of my couchsurfing experiences have come from meeting up with people as I travel. I've also been hosted in Cuba and China for a little while and have started a bit of hosting myself. A lot of my hosting/hosted experiences have been unofficial with people I've already known though I'm beginning to host more new people.
I've met a lot of really great people that have touched my heart with our time together. I'm hoping to do more meeting up, surfing, and hosting as much as I can whenever the opportunities come up.
Interests include: Activism, adventures, analysis, anarchism, animals, art projects, bettering myself, bike adventures, board games, body mods, body positivity, bonfires, breath, collectivity/individuality, community, complex histories, connecting, cooking, cooking with friends, critiques, culture, curiosity, different forms of intelligence, different perspectives, diversity in all its forms, diy, dumpster diving, embracing the moment, embracing weirdness, environmentalism, exercising, farming, feeling small, finding beauty, gardening, graffiti/street art, growth, hiking, inspiration, intersectional feminism, intimacy, languages, laughing, learning more skills, public libraries, life-long learning, listening, living lightly, leaving my comfort zone, love, lying in the grass, meditation, meeting new people, motivation by questions, my Irish heritage, nature, nerdiness, painting, people's movements, photography, poetry, queerness, re-purposing, reading, science, sex positivity, sharing stories, sincerity, smells of fresh rain & bonfires & pine trees & ocean breeze & natural bodies, social justice, soil, stargazing, straight edge, sweating, tattoos, the universe, traveling, understanding my femininity and masculinity, vegetarianism, vulnerability, wild things, writing, yoga, and you.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: I'm really into science fiction and dystopian books, but also have a huge taste for creative writing and poetry. Pablo Neruda is my favorite poet and these are some of my favorite books:
1984, A People's History of the United States, Animal Farm, Black Like Me, Brave New World, Cat's Cradle, Catcher in the Rye, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World, Fahrenheit 451, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of Mice and Men, The Alchemist, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Dharma Bums, The God Delusion, The Great Gatsby, The Open Veins of Latin America, The Prophet, The Sirens of Titan, The Things We Carry, The Watership Down, Things Fall Apart, Touch, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Zeitoun.
I always need to read more so recommend anything if you have something in mind.
180 Degrees South, Aliens, Amelie, American Beauty, Baraka, Bridesmaids, Big Fish, Castle in the Sky, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Do The Right Thing, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Frida, Harold and Maude, Heathers, Hero, Hunger, Harvest Of Empire, Into the Wild, It Follows, Like Water For Chocolate, Mad Max: Fury Road, Nada Mas, Nausicaä Valley of the Wind, Pan's Labyrinth, Pollock, Princess Mononoke, Salt of the Earth, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Science of Sleep, The Song of Sparrows, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, The Warriors, They Live, Tokyo!, Viva Mexico!, Waking Life, What We Do in the Shadows.
Television Shows: Afro Samurai, Avatar the Last Airbender, Colbert Report, Cowboy Bebop, Democracy Now!, Impractical Jokers, Last Week Tonight, Samurai Champloo, science and survival shows, The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra, The Venture Bros.
Music: My top three favorite music groups/artists I've been listening to the most consistently over the years are 2Pac, Elliott Smith, and Nirvana. There's a ton of music and genres I'm into but these are some groups I listen to over and over again:
Aus-Rotten, Black Flag, Blackbird Raum, Bon Iver, Cat Stevens, Circle Takes the Square, Crass, Cyril Morin, Dead Prez, Death, Explosions in the Sky, Ghost Mice, Gil Scott-Heron, Hammock, Have Heart, Immortal Technique, Iron & Wine, Jorge Cafrune, Ludovico Einaudi, Minor Threat, Naseer Shama, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nujabes, Pat the Bunny, Paul Baribeau, Phil Ochs, Public Enemy, Reagan Youth, Rebel Diaz, Roky Erickson, Russian Circles, The Microphones, The Mountain Goats, The Tallest Man on Earth, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Utah Phillips, Welfare Poets, XGATHERX.
Food: Indian, Italian, Mexican, Ethiopian, Indonesian, Thai, Moroccan, Chinese, Dominican, Vietnamese, anything veg! + spicy is a welcome plus. I'm always down to try something new, cook with friends, or go on a food adventure.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Face painting and dancing with kids in Morocco, almost stepping on an anaconda in the Amazon Jungle, witnessing police presence in Tibet, train-hopping in India, playing soccer with kids in the Dominican Republic, exploring vacant buildings in Cuba, snowball fighting in the Himalayas, cage diving with Great White Sharks off of Capetown, meeting organizers of all kinds in Mexico, dancing on the great wall of China, hiking through the Atlas Mountains while seeing every star in the sky.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm open to teaching and sharing anything I might have or know and would love to learn anything you might know.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Cuba, Mexico, United States