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I wish I knew a better adjective to use for myself other than eccentric (though it's a fine word!) but that's all that comes to mind. Maybe someone can meet me then give me another suggestion? Some recommendations have been clowny, queer, warm, compassionate and from a recent clown performance I did "the most absurd thing I have ever seen"
What do I get up to? Well, I work part time at a centre for students with disabilities and am also studying part time. I also give workshops on consent and volunteer at the Centre for Gender Advocacy here in Montreal as a peer supporter.
I am also an artist of varying degrees from performance (burlesque, clown, wrapping myself in a sheet and reciting a personal narrative..haha, I'm not kidding) to visual arts such as photography (check out my website! www.shaynarosemarine.com) to collage.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love being able to put people up knowing that they'll be well taken care of and safe. Making other's feel welcomed is really important to me and that is all I've ever experienced in the Couchsurfing community.
Photograohy, documentary films (cinema verete especially!) dancing, spontaneous adventures, contact improv, clowning, burlesque, engaging conversations, all types of art, trans & queer advocacy, sharing different perspectives, tarot, community organizing, activism, personal philosophies.
- performing arts
- visual arts
Music, Movies, and Books
The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields, Otis Redding, Folky folk music, Techno Leonard Cohen, I could also listen to Ravi Shankar for hours.
I'm usually all over the place in terms of what books I'm trying to finish but the use of my fabulous roommates audible account has helped me finished a lot recently. Right now my favorite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being and a non-fiction called The Body Keeps Score about developmental trauma
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 crawl out of the ocean.
Teach, Learn, Share
It's embarrassing that I do not speak french so if you want to teach me some french, that would be amazing. I'm also always interested in learning more creative or cooking skills.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A lot of kindness and humor.
But on the more tangible side, I can offer great care for pets or children or both! Depending on how many children or pets of course; if it's over 10 of each, we'll have to negotiate. I can help you with your photography or photo editing, or maybe you just want to organize your office? I'm also pretty handy helping people declutter.
I've been practicing Tarot for almost a year and would be happy to do a reading for you too.
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