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Mary Ellen Gordon

Yorba Linda, California, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • student of life
  • graduated from Humboldt State spring 08
  • From yorba linda california
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

traveling, meeting new people, new communities, learning everyday..

ABOUT ME

I love dancing and listening to music of all kinds, meeting new people and sharing ideas or just having fun times.
Currently living in Rio de Janeiro with my carioca husband, trying to make a living on our new project. Check out cariocafreeculture.com for cool stuff to do here in Rio as a visitor!
In out crazy world, I am searching for some balance in a world/reality that is based on boundaries and lables which keep us at an unbalance, with each other and within ourselves. I think that by breaking down to the roots of capitalism, sexism, classism... -ism -ism.. and patriarchy, we can start to find how the roles and lables rooted in our hierarchical institutions bind us and create a reality of unbalnace. *this part in my profile keeps changing... thanks to everyone who shares their viewpoints of the world, helping mine to grow and find better understanding of where we are, what we are.. blah blah blah

PHILOSOPHY

love yourself to love the world, and dance dance dance or whatever you love to do... this will make for the best you.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted, been hosted, met for "coffee" and so on... and now I'm also using cs to help inform folks of social projects that i hope to continue organizing here in rio

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Awesome- I've been hosted in Salvador Brasil, and Arcata California, and I've also hosted in both those places. In Rio I have met with other couchsurfers and would like to continue to do so.

Interests

music, dancing, poi, reading, sharing good food... trying to bring about some more consciousness for love, empathy, compassion, and respect for diversity of all kinds.

Music, Movies & Books

good ones

One Amazing Thing I've Done

backpacking in chapada diamantia.. this was my first backpacking adventure ever.. it was awesome. I hope to have more...
also going to baile funks in the favelas of Rio.. nothing else like it.. bring ear plugs if you go! exploring the lands in northern california, mendocino, humboldt, trinity, so beautiful!

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone is a facet of eachother.. for those you do not like, try to find why that is and what is it inside you that you do not like that is reflecting from that person.... for those that you do like, enjoy the time that is shared. be inspiring or be inspired!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, United States

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