Not Accepting Guests
- 50% response rate
- Last login about 2 months ago
Join Couchsurfing to see Shay’s full profile. It’s free!
I wish i knew a better descriptive word to use for myself other than eccentric but thats all that comes to mind. Maybe wacky, queer or clowny? Maybe someone can meet me then give me another suggestion? So lets see! I work part time at a centre for students with disabilities and am also studying part time (undergrad). Im interested in doing accessible (affordable / intersectional / feminist) art therapy. I also am a facilitator for sexual consent workshops here in the city.
I am an artist of varying degrees and organize variety shows with my sweet friend here in Montreal. I love to do collage, photography & performance art mixed with clowning / dance? No one's really sure. I've taken burlesque classes. Also zines! I love zines. I have lots of projects on the go but haven't finished many yet.
Being humans is tough work and a little tenderness is required. I'm into being super open, loving and accepting. I like sharing knowledge in an accessible, non hostile way but I do have a low tolerance to things like ablism, racisim, transphobia, homophobia and sexism etc.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Because travelling isn't cheap. I love being able to put people up knowing that they'll be well taken care of and can then spend that saved money on going on adventures. It's also pretty sweet to be a part of a larger thing so geared towards community building.
Photograohy, documentary (cinema verete especially!) dancing, spontaneous adventures, watching the moon rise, stimulating conversations, contact improv, meeting strangers, urban exploration, all types of art, sharing different perspectives, tarot, spoken word, community organizing, activism, personal philosophies.
Music, Movies, and Books
The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields, Otis Redding, Folky folk music, electronic stuff, Leonard Cohen, I could also listen to Ravi Shankar for hours. I don't watch a lot of movies now a days. Wes Anderson is up there in my list of favorites but so are ethnographic documentaries.
Recently I've found that I read one vonnegut book every time I travel but only then. I finished Janet Mock's biography recently and am working on a book about mindfulness and depression recovery.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A few summers ago at home in Maui I sat on a beach with a friend and watched over twenty green sea turtles crawled out of the ocean.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm no pro per say but I can teach you some camera tricks. Or do a tarot reading for you? I'm new at it, my roommate is better! We can both do one!
I can talk to you about gender, anti-opression stuff until the raccoons come home if that's something you're interested in. There's a lot of sharing to be had.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A lot of kindness, potentially awkward jokes (I'm very respectful of boundaries though so don't worry about that), I can take care of pets / children, maybe an improv performance if I'm not feeling too shy? I can show you photo editing, photo taking. I'm also super good at organizing people should that be a skill you require (I've organized big cabaret shows and office workers a like!!). I'm not an amazinggggg cook but I can make a mean (actually its rather kind) tofu scramble or yam kale salad.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States