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Overview

  • 7 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • Grad school - Social Science dept
  • BA Latin American Studies, AA in Social&Behavioral Sc...
  • From CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Posgrado (grad school)

ABOUT ME

I value authenticity, respect, no domination, emotional intelligence, respecting other's autonomy and seeing all of our humanity. Somewhat introverted, but I don't fit in any one box. I try to understand as many people as I can and it makes me crazy having so many paradigms in my head at once. I have cats and love them as well as all cats and other animals. I was vegetarian for 16 years, and just started eating some more meat, but I still very much enjoy vegetarian food. I live in a residential community based around the practice of Nonviolent Communication.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is paradoxical, and we are all doing our best to get our needs met. We have the potential to create a world that works for all. How potent that potential is is the question. I'm an apocaloptimist - I believe that everything is going to shit but it's all going to turn out OK.

La vida es paradójica y todes estamos haciendo lo mejor que podamos para llenar nuestras necesidades. Tenemos la capacidad de construir una sociedad que funciona para todes. Pero cómo ese esa capacidad, no sé. Soy apocaloptimiste - creo todo está empeorando pero va a estar bien.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Couchsurfing and hosting guests when I can

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started couchsurfing at fourteen when the guardian I was living with lost her place. I have slept on floors and I have also slept outside, and lived under a bridge. When I have a house I've brought a few people home as well.

Interests

Reading, traveling, making art from dumpster dived materials, Nonviolent Communication, EFT, being in nature.

Social and environmental trauma cessation.

Sailor Moon, cats, epic TV shows like Sense8, The 100, Jane the Virgin, The Fosters, Switched at Birth.

  • animals
  • cats
  • arts
  • acting
  • womens rights
  • vegetarian
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • dumpster diving
  • queer
  • academia
  • trauma healing
  • trauma

Music, Movies, and Books

Recently read and loved:
A Wish After Midnight
The Great Derangement

Classics:
The Hunger Games (books and movie), Harry Potter (Only books), LOTR, American poetry especially Stephen Crane and T.S. Eliot's cat poem.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked to a hot springs waterfall, and swam in the creek running under it. In Guatemala. Yes, you read correctly, a hot springs waterfall.

Caressing a new intimate partner for the first time in the New Mexico desert, on a sleeping pad laid out on the desert floor, and then looking up and seeing one of the biggest full moons ever rising over the wall of multi-colored rock in the distance.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ecotherapy, NVC, Emotional Freedom Technique

Permaculture, consensus decision-making, group process, facilitation.

Please ask, I'm excited to share!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have a lot of experience doing conflict and group decision-making work. If you need mediation for a conflict in your house or community, or a community organization you are involved with would like a guest facilitator for a meeting, I would be thrilled to share my skills. I have lots of experience with both consensus decision-making and Nonviolent Communication.

other possibilities:
I can cook some basic recipes that I really like - teriyaki vegetables with noodles. Can make homemade ranch dressing, pumpkin pie, and a few other delicious and idiosyncratic foods. I can share stories about my life and travels and studies. I can help with vegetable gardens and small projects around the house.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States, Uruguay

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