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Hey y’all, I’m Kristen or Kris for short!
After recently graduating college with a major in Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies, I have found my passion for empowering humans through boudoir photography which is an empowering form of art. I’ve been empowered to create a safe place for people to explore their own sexuality, beauty and to embrace themselves for who they are, full heartedly. Watching people transform before and after an empowering shoot has been such a beautiful experience for me. I’m extremely thankful to be a part of one’s self-love journey and to create such a memorable experience for them.
~if not me, then who? If not now, then when?
~get comfortable being uncomfortable
~it’s not about the place, it’s about the people in the place
ABOUT MY HOME. PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT INFO!***
If you treat me like a hotel or a copy and paste request, chances are that I won't respond. I'm all for community and getting to know my Surfers! Sometimes, I host multiple CS-ers at a time but it doesn’t happen all that often. I will let all my CS-ers know ahead of time!
Typically, Omaha is a passing point pit stop and people only stay for a day or 2. However, if you have the flexibility and time, I challenge you to take it slow and enjoy Omaha rather than it just be a passing point. Yes, our slogan is, “Nebraska: Honestly, it’s not for everyone”
and it speaks for itself, it’s truly a hit or miss and depends on your outlook on life. Nebraska is truly is a great place to be and see. There is a lot to do here and with the right people, your stay in Omaha will be adventurous and unforgettable!
I am a vegetarian- however, you are welcome to bring meat into my home if you feel the need. Otherwise, I usually have plenty of food to share with you.
also! There’s a pool at my apartment that will be open from late May until the end of August.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
CouchSurfing is an amazing concept that was created. I love meeting new people and connecting with one another. I also love living like locals to really get the full experience of traveling. I've helped organize our local CouchCrash here in Omaha and I've loved every bit of it, especially when we brought everyone together in one room and went around the circle to share their life. To be so vulnerable in a group setting with 'strangers' was such a beautiful experience for many and myself included. I've also attended nation-wide CouchCrashes in which I had the best times at! Couch Crashes are definitely where I have the most fun and meet the best people. I am active with hosting Surfers as well as attending local meetups. I am beyond grateful for CS; it truly has brought me the kindest people that I can genuinely call my true lifelong friends. CS has positively changed my life for the better and I am always finding new ways to give back to the CS community. CS means the 'world' to me and I take it very seriously when it comes to community and connection :)
I enjoy jet skiing, hiking (at my own pace), cute picnics, swimming, nature, meditating, traveling, visiting cruelty-free animal farms + alpaca farm, karaoke, and meeting new people, food, and cultures. I also enjoy kinky things like strip clubs, burlesque shows, BDSM bars, etc.. I'm all for embracing one's body and beauty as well as exploring inner kinks/sexuality!
- farm animals
- jet skiing
- improv comedy
- nature walks
- comedy club
Music, Movies, and Books
The Souls of Black Folk by Du Bois
Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom
5 Love Languages
The Masks We Live In
People Like Us
Favorite music genres:
I love all types of music! I think there’s beauty in each type of genre. Jeremy Loops, Bob Marley, Dirty Heads, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mungo Jerry are some of my favorite artists/bands.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I swam with a whale shark in the Philippines.
I got famous in India once upon a time! (Thanks Varun)
I’ve had my professional photos of boudoir published in several magazines!
A monkey jumped on my head in Morocco and I think it made my life complete! Hahaha
An alpaca kissed me in Peru and also, I somehow survived a food poisoning extravaganza in Peru as well
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share memories with you and show you a great time in my city. If you enjoy deep conversations about life and sociology based topics, I will definitely partake in that with you! I can teach you a thing or two about these subjects. Honestly, I love to talk about anything and everything with people. I am a very social person once I warm up to you!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share great conversation, stories, my couch, my car, food, and good company! If I'm free, I'm always down to hang out in my apt or go out into the town!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Colombia, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Morocco, United States