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Alyssa Waddill

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Associate Instructor, Masters Student
  • Women's Studies BA, starting grad pr...
  • From Orinda, CA
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Kicking grad school's ass before it kicks mine

ABOUT ME

I just moved to Indiana, so I'm still figuring out what I do and who I am here.

I'm a nerd, a scholar, a feminist, a sex-positive type, and a bunch of other things.

PHILOSOPHY

I want to help people live the lives they want as much as I can. I want to do my part to lessen things like patriarchy, racism, and classism. I want to learn as much as I can about everything and then figure out how to pass on that knowledge.

Also, I want to enjoy myself and enjoy my friends. It's important to have love and fun to boost the work and give it meaning.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've had a profile here forever and didn't do much with it. Maybe I will now, but maybe I won't. Who knows?

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Not much.

Interests

writing, psychology, modern literature, reading, photographs, independent films, gender studies, sex, sex education, sex toys, pornography, dancing, dessert, drinking, fun clothes, costumes, unnaturally colored hair, Halloween, renaissance faire, music, singing, spooning, kids, fencing, aimless driving, pole dancing, knee socks

Music, Movies & Books

Brick, Shortbus, Teeth, Secretary, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Go, Swimming Pool, The Piano Teacher, Stranger Than Fiction, Adaptation, But I'm a Cheerleader, Cruel Intentions, Kissing Jessica Stein, 8 Women, Someone Like You, I Heart Huckabees, Sex is Comedy, Down With Love, Saved!, Hard Candy, Kill Bill, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 40 Year Old Virgin, Peter Pan

Jenny Owen Youngs, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Rachael Yamagata, Violent Femmes, Charlotte Martin, Emiliana Torrini, Tegan and Sara, Silversun Pickups, Poe, Tori Amos, Amy Winehouse, Noisettes, Ani DiFranco, The Faint, Keren Ann, Dido, The Doors, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, The White Stripes, Madonna, Brandi Carlile, Marilyn Manson, Metric, Vanessa Carlton, Jane Monheit, Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morissette, Elliot Smith, Norah Jones, KT Tunstall, The Dresden Dolls

Lolita, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, House of Leaves,Towelhead, Madame Bovary, Candide, The Stranger, In the Cut, Chekhov's short stories, anything written or edited by Susie Bright, Cunt, Real Live Nude Girl, East of Eden, Bound and Gagged

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I watched a sea turtle lay her eggs in the middle of the night on a Costa Rica beach. She was in a trance, digging rhythmically, so we could touch her gently. She cried as she laid the eggs, and then went back to the ocean. It was pretty amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know some stuff about gender roles and sexuality. I know how to juggle on a basic level. I can pole dance. I'm a good writer and an excellent editor and brainstormer. I'm damn good at organizing information, time, and stuff.

I'd love to learn how to sew. And how to cook interesting things on the cheap.

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