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Overview

  • 95 references 64 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • dreamer/ explorer/ maker of things
  • LIFE
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About Me

Hiiii! I'm Lexy. I'm not great at talking at myself, and never know where to start with these "about me" things? Eeek. I think you can look at my references to get a better sense of me...

I s'pose I'm just another human being, wandering this beautiful and broken world. I'm still figuring things out, but I DO know that my ideal life (at least, right now) consists of four things: 1) making things, 2) helping people, 3) travel, 4) weird adventures! I've been letting life unravel fairly organically - mostly guided by my intuition - and I feel super fortunate and privileged that I'm incredibly passionate and excited about almost everything I do! I spend a lot of time doing 1)-4)! Art! Trying to help make the world a better place! Wandering around! Weird stuff! YAY!

I'm originally from small-town suburbia, Canada, and now reside New York City! Pursuing artsy fartsy dreams, y'know... I tend to do a looot of things at once (YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!!!), but I'm learning to slow down... Slowly...

Shameless self-promotion: LEXYMAKESTHINGS.com / instagram @lexymakesthings

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

.....BECAUSE HOW ELSE WOULD YOU TRAVEL?!!?!? Even if I had an abundance of money for hostels or what-have-yous (unlikely - refer to being an artist thing), I'd 126% still use couchsurfing. Traveling is absolutely, for me, about the wonderful humans I meet and learn from; I love sharing experiences in new places with locals! It's so rich and humbling.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE:

Been on Couchsurfing for six years now (!!!), and it's been a super enriching part of my life. Surfed quite a bit through Europe and the States. It's the absolute best and I LOVE sharing Couchsurfing stories! I tend to use it waves, but always appreciate the abundance of generosity, kindness, and stories.

For many years, I sporadically hosted awesome folks in my colourful little room in New York. I was living with an 85-year-old woman, so we got to concoct fake stories of our relationship, so the whole "strangers staying over from the internet"* didn't freak her out.

*She also didn't fully grasp the concept of the "internet," I don't think.

NO OTHER WAY TO TRAVEL!!!

{//side note: very not into CS increasingly aggressively pushing this whole "pay$-to-get-verified" bullshit}

Interests

MAKING THINGS (sketching, sculpting, sewing, crafting, doodling, etc), biking, traveling (duh), weird adventures, sleeping outside, climbing things, feminism, hanging out with children, trying new foods/ eating anything and everything, live music, hitchhiking, children's books, collecting peoples' life stories, people-watching, exploring nature, dressing up in costumes for no apparent reason, dancing horribly, board games, alternative education, magic shows, glitter, a good power nap, rooftops, terrible puns, star-gazing, documentaries, small pleasures, imagination, life. I'm not a hugggge partier (though I specialize in appearing like I'm tripping on acid, when I'm not, particularly when dancing), but aside from that, I'm pretty much up for everything! I thrive on new experiences and ADVENTURES. I looove trying and learning new things.

  • books
  • documentaries
  • sketching
  • dancing
  • education
  • womens rights
  • board games
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • magic
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • business
  • teaching
  • hitchhiking
  • art
  • social justice
  • costume
  • playing with kids

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked by myself from Greece to Lithuania for a wild and magical ~Rainbow Gathering~~~

Helped get a grant and co-create a weekly adaptive art program for disabled youth in the South Bronx. These young people are INCREDIBLE, and one of the main reasons I find myself still inhabiting this crazy city.

Collectively living + creating with 18+ artists in NYC in an old postcard factory

Teach, Learn, Share

I LOOOOOOVE creative collaborations. Let's make something together!

Bonus: I will laugh at all your bad jokes. I promise.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kosovo, Lithuania, Morocco, Nepal, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

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