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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 47, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Consultant on issues of gender based violence, domestic v...
  • University of Texas~ Masters of Global Policy Studies pro...
  • From Many~ Texas for now
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Do what makes sense.

ABOUT ME

Enigma wrapped in a puzzle? Hmmm, unexpected to say the least. Mother of two, wife of one, grad student, community organizer, stereotype buster, traveler, poet that knows the least about iambic pentameter. Sometimes talk too much, other times not enough.

PHILOSOPHY

Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong- sometimes it's letting go
-and-
A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am new to CS, but as an American in Dakar with no French or Wolof skills to speak of, this is now my connection with people and systems I understand.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far great~ I have *hopefully* found a Wolof tutor!

Interests

Development
Engagement
Suheir Hammad's poetry
Old school India Arie songs
Cheb gannar
Documentaries on just about anything (seriously~ anything! Amish, Jamaica, beads, immigration, fair trade- I will watch them all!)

  • poetry
  • documentaries
  • traveling
  • teaching

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hmmm... been tear gassed and shot at with an M16 in the West Bank.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share info on getting great deals, travelling with kids, bringing kids to work, and anything related to violence against women/ community organizing/ American Muslim community dynamics.

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