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Shay Hadley

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • Art school drop out
  • From Maui, Hawaii
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About Me


To meet caring, wild, lovely people from every inch of the world


I was raised in Hawaii. My upbringing was rather unorthodox and awesome. I spent a lot of my childhood on an Organic farm and have a lot of stories to share about hurricanes, community living and getting chased by boars.

I work part time at the centre for students with disabilities at a college in Montreal. I am also a photographer and I've recently started taking burlesque workshops. I'll be on stage once my legs stop shaking.

My sense of direction is just terrible.


That we're flawed. I have very strong feelings about accepting people the way they are and embracing them as is. We need support more than we do segregate.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Surfing, hosting, showing people around.


So far I've been in wonderful hosting and surfing situations.


Making brunch, being taught words in foreign languages, dancing, spontaneous adventures, stimulating conversations, meeting strangers, urban exploration, all types of art, history, literature, spoken word, eco-villages, community organizing, activism, philosophy.

Music, Movies & Books

The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields, Otis Redding, Folky folk music, Bob Dylan, Iron & Wine, Leonard Cohen, I could also listen to Ravi Shankar for hours. And the list goes on!

I've watched a great deal of movies but my memory is getting terrible. Wes Anderson is up there in my list of favorites. I also really dig short films.

I love poetry, especially free verse. I am pretty much interested in all types of literature. Recently I've found that I read one vonnegut book every time I travel but only then.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A few summers ago I sat on a beach at home in Maui and watched as over twenty green sea turtles crawled out of the ocean. It was probably one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Teach, Learn, Share

An exchange our ideas on art, culture our personal history, stories, experiences. I really love to learn about is people's philosophical views. I will try to learn anything you have to teach and if you want some photography / photoshop pointers, I am all yours.

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

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