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Overview

  • 14 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • No occupation listed
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About Me

I grew up in Chicago and have studied and worked in various social justice efforts through projects of reformation and rehabilitation. Despite the overwhelming amount of work in this field in my home city and country, my constant need for movement & change and my fascination with new people, places, and experiences has brought me abroad (semi)permanently. I work teaching English, but I find most of my time is spent learning.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Last summer some couchsurfers saved me from a travel mishap that left me stranded in the train station late at night with a broken phone...now I have moved to Germany and am living in the flat that took me in that night. The world is crazy and beautiful and oh so connected, and I think Couchsurfing is a great facilitator of these energies and experiences.

Interests

  • arts
  • street art
  • social action
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • reading
  • painting
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • social work
  • road trips
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • learning languages
  • social justice
  • plants
  • biking
  • exploring
  • museums
  • exploring new places
  • recycling
  • acroyoga
  • vegetarian cooking
  • vegan cooking
  • vinyl records
  • teaching english
  • urban gardening
  • playing soccer
  • futboll

Music, Movies, and Books

Motown, hip hop, R&B, folk, funk, but I can groove with pretty much anything.

A few of my favorite movies are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Girl Interrupted, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and American Beauty.

I‘m currently reading a lot about the DDR; I also enjoy books by comedians.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One time I successfully cooked a soft boiled egg
(Just kidding....but seriously; of all the things I can cook, I don’t know how this simple task still proves difficult for me)

Jokes aside, probably the time traveling that lead up to my visit to Germany last summer that brought me back here permanently. I graduated from university, attended my mom‘s graduation, then took off indefinitely with a friend and a minivan, where we lived for two months, mostly on the west coast of America. We went through 15 states, over half of them first time visits for me. He taught me how to surf and mountain bike, which were both somewhat difficult and scary for me given the conditions he would pick...I might have cried a little, but these ended up being some of my favorite parts of the trip, perfect examples of regularly finding out that I was capable of far more than I imagined. These travels culminated in our trip to Europe, that landed me in Leipzig, Germany accidentally...that’s probably the most amazing part, actually, what I described in the section below about why I’m on Couchsurfing

Teach, Learn, Share

Yoga, cooking, art, music

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am happy to cook a meal for/with my hosts and I am happy to host you back in my lovely Leipzig!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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