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art, music, fun and new friends in the city of lights and love! <3
orginally from long beach, ca. student at UC santa barbara (4th year sociology major w/ education & lgbt studies minors)
studying in paris, france; visiting amsterdam, berlin, and brussels.
grounding my mind, body, & spirit with mama earth. constantly enchanted, repulsed and overwhelmed by the variability and complexities of life and existence.
i do everything with intention and mindfulness. i meditate a lot. i'm in love with the way trees sway, the way rain scents the ground, the way the sun awakens the earth, the way mama moon always helps me find my way, the way the stars age, & the way the wind dances. and the serenity and chaos of streams, rivers, and oceans. <3
i run an underground anti-capitalist/for friends/bc i'm broke restaurant/soul kitchen/syrup business. i <3 food, cooking, music & good vibes, so i merged them all together to create something extraordinary.
live your life unconcerned with peoples' perceptions of you, because you only have one lifetime material experience in this body, and you lose ownership over it if you are too wrapped up with other ppls' opinions of your livelihood.
..alternatively, you can intentionally skew ppls' perceptions of you. why not have a little fun if people are going to judge you any way? ;)
i like having fun, i like being barefoot, connecting with the earth, and i like deeper conversations.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i would just like to meet new friends :)
I am very new to the couchsurfing website! My friend introduced me to it after we hung out with some people she met on here. :)
but i host people in the housing co-op that i live in back home. i've hosted and graciously shared space with people from all walks of life and generally just enjoy connecting with people and hearing and sharing experiences.
music, art, reading, eating, picnics, board games, social justice, deeper conversations, caring, questioning, demonstrations, love parties, hookah, meditation, sex-positivity, sexuality, festivals, culture, being present and living in and for the moment <3
Music, Movies, and Books
open to anything that sounds, smells, seems, looks/is beautiful/interesting/calming to me within or without.
(BOARD) GAMES: munchkin, citadels, littlebigplanet & 2, settlers of Catan, Fluxx, Cranium, Paradise
BOOKS/AUTHORS: bell hooks, audre lorde, e. patrick johnson, james baldwin, gloria anzaldua any other black feminist/critical queer scholars.
SHOWS: parks & rec, scandal, awkward black girl,
MOVIES: lion king 1 & 2, a goofy movie, an extremely goofy movie, mean girls...i have many young sisters with superb taste.
MUSIC: prince, amy winehouse, erykah badu, kimya dawson, india arie, the decemberists, norah jones, lauryn hill, phoenix, devendra banhart, eddie vedder, john legend, priscilla ahn, paramore, hip hop circa 2000-2008, anything alternative soul, anything alternative rock, anything acoustic/live, anything folk,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
meditated over the cliffs of moher in ireland and over the Mediterranean sea in ibiza, spain <3
also, ive fallen in love with some pretty amazing people and places.
Teach, Learn, Share
astrology and zodiac
energy healing (aromatherapy/crystals/meditation)
natural hair maintenance
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United Kingdom, United States