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I am a lifelong people person, my work and life are aligned in creating "safe spaces" where people can be/feel fully themselves. I am a native of NYC, have traveled around the world and the US, always keen on building Community and connecting people, I am fascinated by what makes people tick. Being a Connector and Bridger are two of my favorite "hats" to wear. I have two Millennial kids, one lives in Portland, OR, the other in Brooklyn. The main thrust of my work right now is launching a media company/social movement called UnLabelMe, our tag line is "Label Me top See Me. UnLabel Me to Know Me." It's grounded in using personal storytelling to enhance perspective, empathy, compassion, connection. My websites are jonathanpillot.com and UnLabel-Me.com.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love people, meeting people, and being a part of Tribes/Community that transcend age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, geography. Couchsurfing is a way to connect with people authentically, and opens up opportunities for making new friendships. I love dropping in to local environments. And, as a launch UnL:abelMe, it helps to be able to also cut back on expenses, and supporting what we are up to.
- human development
- nurturing others
Music, Movies, and Books
I am a lover of all types of music, from old faves like Van Morrison and The Band to contemporary artists, spiritual music, singer-songwriters. I real mostly non-fiction and have always tended to be drawn to authors who seem to write for women, yet they resonate with me as well. I love great stories in films, character-driven films, like "The Shawshank Redemption" as well as documentaries.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In