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I'm a queer femme blogger, thinker, and dreamer currently taking care of my grandmother in the Bay Area while doing lecturing, managing startup campaigns and keeping a fire lit under Consent Culture. I do some performance based stuff, from lectures to theatrics to storytelling. I read a lot, and prefer documentaries to other TV. I'm always learning and always exploring!I tend to be a little shy at first but warm up easily to new people. I tend to be more into duckponds and museums than clubbing, but I do my bit of dancing here and there. I'm an ex-Burner who still enjoys the metal art and fire dancing but can do without frat boys with glowsticks. I'm a member of the Sex Workers Outreach Project and present workshops on entitlement and privilege in altsex communities. I'm very fond of cats and squids. I eat whatever I think tastes yummy, and can cook various things from gluten-free vegan food to a pigeon pie. And I'm geeky.
"That's me, darling. Unusual places, unusual love affairs. I am a most strange and extraordinary person." -Sally Bowles
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've hosted a lot of people while in London and did a little couchsurfing myself while in Europe- I'd love to help create a safety net for people looking to visit, even though the South Bay is far from SF!
I've had experience hosting, more than couchsurfing myself. Couchsurfing in Poland, and the community there, saved my life. My friends in Somerville MA have a loveseat papasan chair they call my Kitty bed, which I find endearing and is my favorite place to sleep away from home.
Doctor Who/Torchwood, books, Buffy, Firefly, magnetic poetry, kittens, tentacled things, going out to clubs, trying new things, sexuality in all forms, spirituality, photography, board games like Scrabble, knitting, costuming, social networking...
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies- The Magdalene Sisters, RHPS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, SLC Punk, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Waking Life, Sluts and Goddesses, Ed Wood, Secretary, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Serenity, Buffy (not a movie, but still), Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland, Quills, Dangerous Liasions, Billy Elliott, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Kinky Boots, Mrs. Henderson Presents... again, lots more.
Music- Modest Mouse, TMBG, Franz Ferdinand, Ani Difranco, Jim Infantino, the Austin Lounge Lizards, the Verve, the Toadies, the Pixies, NIN, Tori Amos, Garbage, Fiona Apple, the Smiths, the Decemberists, the Cure, Dead can Dance, Dresden Dolls, DJ BunnyJoe, Morphine, Suzanne Vega, Poe, Leonard Cohen, the Killers, Portishead, Madonna, Blondie, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes, Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine, Bjork, Voltaire, old Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, Oingo Boingo, Rob Zombie, David Bowie, The Aquabats...
Books-A. Good Omens, Brave New World, Briar Rose, the Velderet, Sexy Witch, Urban Primative, Tam Lin, FAT!so?, Story of O, Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong, Five Children and It, Stitch and Bitch, Macho Sluts, the Art of Seduction, History Lessons, Mr Popper's Penguins, Foxfire, Swordspoint, Dharma Punx, Public Sex, the Leather Daddy and the Femme, and anything by Terry Pratchett, Marge Piercy, e.e. cummings, Carol Queen, Dossie and Janet, Neil Gaiman, PD Wodehouse, Charles Bukowski or Charles de Lint. Oh, and lots more.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most amazing things I've done was helping to build a 40 foot tall rocketship for Burning Man.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm working on finding room in my experience for joy... not letting stress rule my life or decisions... and opening myself to love and possibility.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
United Kingdom, United States