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  • 21 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Korean, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2017
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About Me

Peaceful activism, non-violence, love and solidarity are key parts of my lifestyle.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CS is a simple and courageous way to learn. To welcome and be welcomed, to share stories, skills, knowledge and wisdom, friendship, space... the foundation of the cs experience which to me is about solidarity and kindness.

"Live the life you love and love the life you live."
- Bob Marley

"We're all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities."
- Charles Bukowski

“We're all just walking each other home.”
- Ram Dass

Interests

Solidarity, art, music, love, graffiti, mysticism, mindfulness, psychology, lgbtq, culture, sharing, fair trade, nature, seeking a zero waste life, animal care, health, food prep, dance, theatre, film, meditation, law, peaceful activism, language and cultural knowledge....... etc. etc. etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

Well this is a rabbit hole... with diverse interests, always transforming, it feels odd to name favourites.

Instead of favourites I'll list some of what I'm currently listening to/reading/watching:

Musics
- Ablaye Cissoko
- Roberto Musci
- Hermanos Gutiérrez
- Wau Wau Collectif
- Nala Sinephro
- Little Simz
- Sam Gendel and Sam Wilkes

Reads
- "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- "The Wretched of the Earth" by Frantz Fanon
- "Psychotherapy East and West" by Alan Watts
- "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" by Angela Y. Davis
- "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe

Watches
- Baraka (1992), Ron Fricke
- Before Sunrise (1995), Richard Linklater
- The Midnight Gospel (2020), Duncan Trussel and Pendleton Ward
- La Haine (1995), Mathieu Kassovitz
- Orfeu negro (1959), Marcel Camus
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Paul Thomas Anderson
- Road Games (1981), Richard Franklin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm amazed by authenticity, love, and Beings who are struggling, supporting and standing in solidarity with each other.

Teach, Learn, Share

-love sharing music, films, languages, art n cool readings!
-love a good hike/mountain climb
-clean and cook (yummy recipes? yes please!)
-eager to learn more about gardening, sustainable living, vegetarian and vegan recipes, health and nurturing, psychology, art, activism (in whatever you're passionate about!), local history, alternative living

What I Can Share with Hosts

Want a buddy to go outdoors, visit a gallery, market, theatre, picnic, rock-climbing, walk, meditation, volunteer, community group, bookstore, study/work session, convention, protest, demo, Pride, festival, art shop, concert, history tour, etc. ??? I'm generally happy to do all these things!
I'm interested in creativity and kindness. Interactions that are based around more than just drinking and talking shop.
😌✌ no worries if you're chill and just want to do your own thing. CS is not a hotel. I'm clean, tidy, and will happily help with any errands and chores while enjoying the feeling of being cosy at 'home'🏡. I love sharing a meal (and cleaning up afterwards), enjoy a glass of wine, tea, help with English and language exchange. Speaking and practicing my French (or learning about whatever language is spoken wherever I am!) Jammin and dancing.

A note for hangouts and general cs meets:

I've had a string of cs hangouts lately that have prompted me to make this note....

Often when being around travelers it's easy to get stuck in the "Where are you from?" fog. And stereotypes abound... zzz 🥱 also, many people find this question challenging/complex, and sometimes there isn't a single 'insert country' response.
Rather than this, I suggest being a little more creative and curious-- What made you embrace the traveler life? Any cool stories? Any meaningful events happening in your life? Have you explored or discovered anything fun on your recent travels? Where might you feel like a local (may be a better question than where are you from), or how have language/s shaped you, or what interests or inspires you? etc.
Let's connect with our shared humanity. Details about parts of our multifaceted and wonderful identities come out organically anyway as we simply learn about each other in more interesting ways :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Senegal

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