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To challenge myself and the world around do all kinds of good. To read, write, learn, and grow.
I'm Hillary. I graduated SUNY Purchase in May. I founded a student-initiative called the Art Co-op on campus. It's a group that aims to recycle materials and be a general space for discourse among people learning new things and it's always great for bartering art supplies! I did my senior project at Purchase on the modern women's roller derby revival. It's a photojournalism project and was great experience, since it's a super interesting sport with lots of empowered women. I also play in a couples bands: one's called baked goods and I sing and play guitar and write songs. its sort of rock and roll. the other one is called judith buttstuff and i play guitar and its definitely rock and roll.
I believe that the individual reflects society and vice versa. That's why I want to constantly put myself in new situations to trick my brain into falling out of ennui.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was involved (and still am) in the Occupy movement. I keep myself informed about current events. At Purchase, I attended meetings/lectures on philosophy, feminist issues, social change, environmentalism, gardening, and student government.
None yet! but I'm graduating soon, and want to see the world so i'm Coming to a Couch Near You. Let's make pesto and collage stuff!!!
feminism, reading, writing, photography, food, vegetarianism, foraging, dumpster diving, recycling, composting, gardening, knitting, crafting, fixing things up, DIY, playing guitar, cassette recordings, velvet, horse pendants, collecting sticks and leaves, beautiful things, environmental art, 35mm, christmas lights shaped like atypical objects, dogs, collecting maps, trying to solve the rubiks cube, documentaries about social change, the collective consciousness, yoga, whales, stickers, empty glass jars, collage, trees, cats, flowers, mangoes, knitting
Music, Movies, and Books
movies: 90s comedies, animated movies, based on the book, movies with good soundtracks, documentaries about culture, environment, and social change, nature movies
music: The Velvet Underground, Hop Along, Twin Sister, New Order, Wilco, Small Black, sherlocks daughter, Future Islands, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Nirvana, Hunx And His Punx, Slingshot Dakota, My Bloody Valentine, LVL UP, Pixies, Jason Anderson, Sam Cooke, Zola Jesus, Xray Eyeballs, WU LYF, Battle Ave., The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Colleen Green, Bad Banana, Skeletonbreath, Beauty Feast, Dananananaykroyd
books: vegan/vegetarian cookbooks, books about neuroscience, books about astrology and metaphysical matters, crafty project books, fiction and nonfiction, short stories, women writers, journalistic endeavors, science fiction and fantasy novels for young adults
authors: Joan Didion, Hunter S Thompson, Jo Ann Beard, MT Anderson, Scott Westerfeld, Eve Babitz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safron Foer, Dave Eggers
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Playing in a bikini kill and pixies cover band in the same night.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have experience working in co-ops (I was an intern at the SUNY Purchase Food Co-op and started an Art Co-op here), I can read tarot cards and interpret horoscopes, I have a knack for collecting and finding interesting and old things (learned from my dad, an antiquer), I can play guitar, cook vegetarian food (can make a mean curry), shoot and develop black & white 35mm and 4x5 in pinhole cameras, i also love fashion and style and have been a personal stylist for many of my friends for years ;)