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  • 33 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Swedish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Diversity Educator
  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering
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About Me

Queer, Transgender, and Cannabis Friendly.


Experience: People, Places, Things, Ideas


Fun, humorous, spontaneous, friendly, open, curious.

I'm usually up for almost anything whether it be dancing, walking around the city, grabbing a beer, going swimming in freezing cold water or hitting up a museum.

I like to laugh and I like to have fun. I try to be laid-back and learn what I can from the people and places around me. The more people I meet and the more places that I go, the closer I get to the answer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been a part of couchsurfing since it began and was vouched for (back when that was still a thing on the site) by the person who started it.
I drove up to the very first Montreal collective (back when that was a thing) for the weekend and brought them a ton of food.

I tell lots of people about couchsurfing and try to spread the couchsurfing spirit.


(From most recent to oldest)

Surfed: Jacob Atkins in Portland, Maine

Surfed: Amsterdam Eaves in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Surfed: Harmjan Oldenbeuving in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Surfed: LATINOCOOL in Paris, France

Surfed: Isis Ramisse in Ales, France

Surfed: VITAMINE in Nimes, France

Surfed: Eugenia Ferreira da Silva in Valence, France

Surfed: Rusty Stegeman and Ugo Berray in Lyon, France (twice)

Hosted: Johnny Stovall from Texas in Needham, MA

Surfed: Julien Gauthier in Montreal, Canada

Surfed: Vince "Peiro" in Gossau, Switzerland

Surfed: KNIGHTSOFCLERIEU in Romans, France

Surfed: Iboh in Barcelona, Spain (hospitality club)

Hosted: Andreas Botterweck from Germany in Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted: Marcus Eder from Austria in Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted: Iboh from Spain (hospitality club) in Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted: Salvo from Malta (hospitality club)in Stockholm, Sweden

Surfed: Whox in Goteborg

Hosted: Annelise Fauvet and friend from France in Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted: Francesca Cestari and Andreas Ravasio from Italy in Stockholm, Sweden

Surfed: Montreal Collective


Ukulele, Watercolor Painting, Yoga, Acting, Fiction by Black (Queer) Women, Earth based Spirituality, Food and Wine (and Beer), Marijuana, Revolutionary Politics, Intersectional Feminism

  • arts
  • acting
  • dancing
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • yoga
  • walking
  • clubbing
  • politics
  • painting
  • music
  • swimming
  • history
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Here's a sampling of some of my favorites...

Amelie, Bend it Like Beckham, Boys Don't Cry, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Fried Green Tomatoes, Lord of the Rings, Misery, The Notebook, Notes on a Scandal, Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Shortbus, Sideways, Sister Act, Triplets of Belleville.

Music: Alanis Morissette, Bob Marley, Buena Vista Social Club, Diam's, Dixie Chicks, Goran Bregovic, Lauryn Hill, Lionel Ritchie/Commodores, Mariah Carey, Manau, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Buble, Nas, Nelly Furtado, Pat Benatar/80's, Sugarland, Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

All of Octavia Butler's Books (esp Parable Series, Kindred, and Fledging), The Color Purple,
1984, The Bluest Eye, Brave New World, Catcher in the Rye, Chronicles of Narnia, Ender's Game, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The Handmaid's Tale, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Lord of the Rings, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Memoirs of a Geisha, Rubyfruit Jungle, Stone Butch Blues, Tuesdays with Morrie.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Floating in the ocean.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Yoga, Cooking, English, Math, Physics.

Learn: Everything. Massage. Art. Science. History. Culinary. Erotic.

Share: Conversation. Cuddles/Hugs. Music. Art. Adventure.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Sweden, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    9 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
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