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I'm originally from Mass, but have come and gone a lot over the years for work, school, adventure. I'm now here more permanently, and looking to rebuild my personal community within larger ones. I'm on here lookin' to start new friendships and meet all types of interesting folks and creating things together, art, food, ideas, discussions, memories, connections, mutual growth, etc. I see being on here as just another way to connect with people I may have otherwise not met.
I've been traveling and moving around a lot over the past few years, but am sticking around Mass for a while. As I'm paying off student loans I'm exploring how to live in a place long term and the kinds of adventures in that, in terms of relationships and experiences.
In general I'm living life, trying to make it more meaningful, raw, connected, and fun. I'm appreciating complexities, becoming a "skillionaire" and learning more, being somewhere between grounded and free spirited, building relationships, going to the gym, keeping passions alive, learning how to make things, making things, reading. I'm finding and creating a sense of place and community in multiple ways.
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.
Activism, adventures, alternate realities, analysis, anarchism, animals, appreciating people's complexities, art projects, avoiding monotony, bettering myself, bike adventures, body mods, body positivity, bonfires, breath, class, collectivity/individuality, community, complex histories, connecting, cooking,
Creating different projects, critiques, culture, curiosity, dialectics, different forms of intelligence, different perspectives, diversity in all its forms, diy, dumpster diving, dystopias, embracing mysteries, embracing the moment, embracing weirdness, environmental changes, environmentalism, exercising, farming, feeling small,
Finding beauty, gardening, gender, graffiti/street art, growth, hiking, how to keep things interesting, identities, imperialism, inspiration, intersectional feminism, intersections, intimacy, languages, laughing, learning more skills, leaving my comfort zone, life-long learning, listening, living lightly, love, lying in the grass, massages, meditation,
Meeting new people, multiple historical perspectives, my dog, my Irish heritage, mythology, nature, nerdiness, overanalyzing, painting, people's movements, photography, poetry, political possibilities, power dynamics, privilege, public libraries, queerness, race, re-purposing, reading, relationships, restlessness & restfulness, science,
Self care and supporting others, self improvement, sex positivity, sharing stories, sincerity, slam poetry, smells of fresh rain & bonfires & pine trees & ocean breeze & natural body scents, social justice, soil, spoken word, stargazing, straight edge, sweating, tattoos, teas, the universe, traveling, understanding my femininity and masculinity, utopia, vegetarianism, vulnerability, wild things, writing, wwoofing, yoga.
- street art
- womens rights
- dumpster diving
- spoken word
- scuba diving
- emergency services
Music, Movies, and Books
Aldous Huxley, Alice Walker, Amy Goodman, Arundhati Roy, Bell Hooks, Chinua Achebe, Eduardo Galeano, Franz Kafka, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, Hafiz, Howard Zinn, Jack Kerouac, Jack London, Khalil Gibran, Kurt Vonnegut, Noam Chomsky, Pablo Neruda, Paulo Coelho, Subcomandante Marcos, Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Aliens, Amelie, American Beauty, Baraka, Bridesmaids, Big Fish, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Do The Right Thing, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Frida, Heathers, Hero, Harvest Of Empire, Into the Wild, It Follows, Like Water For Chocolate, Mad Max: Fury Road, Nada Mas, Pan's Labyrinth, Repo Man, Salt of the Earth, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Embrace of the Serpent, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Science of Sleep, The Song of Sparrows, Star Wars, Studio Ghibli, The Warriors, They Live, Viva Mexico!, What We Do in the Shadows.
Afro Samurai, Avatar the Last Airbender, Chappelle's Show, Colbert Report, Cosmos, Cowboy Bebop, Democracy Now!, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Game of Thrones, Impractical Jokers, Last Week Tonight, Samurai Champloo, science and survival shows, The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra, The Twilight Zone, The Venture Bros.
2Pac, Aus-Rotten, Black Flag, Blackbird Raum, Circle Takes the Square, Crass, Cyril Morin, Dayz N' Daze, Dead Prez, De La Soul, Death, Defiance Ohio, Elliott Smith, Explosions in the Sky, The Gerbils, Gil Scott-Heron, Hammock, Iron & Wine, Jorge Cafrune, Koes Plus, Ludovico Einaudi, Minor Threat, Naseer Shama, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nirvana, Nujabes, Pat the Bunny, Paul Baribeau, Phil Ochs, Rail Yard Ghosts, Reagan Youth, Rebel Diaz, Riley Coyote, Roky Erickson, The Bruisers, The Microphones, The Mountain Goats, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Wolfe Tones, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Utah Phillips, XGATHERX.
Indian, Italian, Mexican, Ethiopian, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Moroccan, Chinese, Dominican, Vietnamese. I'll eat anything veg and am down to try something new, cook with friends, or go on a food adventure.
& takin' any recommendations ya got.
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