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ozgulll

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • Graduate
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

PhD student in Canada. I am originally from Turkey. Ask me anything about Istanbul, and ask for contacts.

I did and still doing performance-based work - solo performance, theatre..
The first thing I am curious about a place that is foreign to me is its theatre/performance scene! Then queer and feminist events. I am always curious to learn about politics of resistance in the places I visit. Best way to do this is to meet people and have good sustained conversations.

Unfortunately, cannot host right now as I am in between cities..

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have always enjoyed meeting new people and I travel a lot. I think I am also a good host.

Interests

I like reading a lot. I enjoy the challenge of books I have never read before. I also like watching movies, mostly by auteur directors.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
heavenly creatures
persona
red/white/blue
Music:
janis joplin, patti smith, ani difranco, björk, nick cave, violette parra....and many many others..

books:
sula (toni morrison)
sense of ending (julian barnes)
joke (milan kundera)
malina (bachmann)
gecede (leyla erbil)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I cried without worrying about it during a conversation once.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Turkish. Can talk about Istanbul for hours.
Probably I am a good company to go see shows, events.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My knowledge on theatre, performance, academia, university life, Istanbul, relations, activism around queer and feminist politics...

I am also willing to participate in doing useful housework for the hosts - let me know if I can be helpful in some way during my stay!

Countries I've Visited

Canada, England, France, Germany, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Turkey

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