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Overview

  • 12 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • writer
  • University of Michigan
  • From Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

making beautiful things

ABOUT ME

Curious, candid, a lover of art, music, literature, and film. I also enjoy cocktails. Drummer in the Detroit Party Marching Band, writer, explorer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted folks from as far as Italy and as close as New York, and surfed in Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Montreal, and more.

Interests

Finding and/or making opportunities to dance.

  • arts
  • writing
  • literature
  • dancing
  • cocktails
  • partying
  • knitting
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Paris Texas, Rushmore, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Dreamers, Magnolia, Two or Three Things I Know About Her, L'Avventura, Blow-Up, Lawrence of Arabia

Music: Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Animal Collective, Neutral Milk Hotel, Brian Eno, Brian Wilson, Blind Lemon Jefferson

Books: Joan Didion, Amy Hempel, Raymond Carver, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro, Susan Sontag, Frank O'Hara

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got to see the General Sherman, a giant sequoia tree that is the largest single stem organism on Earth, during the first snowfall of the year — and no one else was around.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teachable skills: knitting, bookbinding, drumming, harmonizing, driving a manual transmission, and more!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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