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Sara Post

Eugene, OR, USA

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Yue (Cantonese)
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Nursing student / Caseworker at Home...
  • Biology and Anthropology at Reed Col...
  • From Pennsylvania, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

After adventuring and traveling South America after high school, I went and got a Biology degree in Portland, and have buckled down since graduating to focus on my goal of getting a nursing license. I currently work as a crisis counselor and caseworker for teenagers in Eugene, OR. Which isn't to say that I don't make time to backpack, run around on beaches and in old growth forests, or dance at shows. I live in a tiny cabin here that is part of a big co-op with small children and young folks my age alike. I would love to host surfers, but we're at full capacity at the moment!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Sharing living spaces and lived experiences- really into that. Haven't used this site much but have traveled all over, and it's due to the kind souls who have taken me in that I've had all the incredible experiences I've had.

Interests

Things that inspire me include: slam poetry, protesting, modern dance, bass musicians (and most music), fermented foods, medical anthropology, Food Not Bombs, street medics, gardeners, unusual crafters, and more.

Music, Movies & Books

Here's a poem from Maurice Sendak (who wrote Where the Wild Things Are), and another one from Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay, 1989)

We are all in the dumps, for diamonds are trumps The kittens are gone to St. Paul's The baby is bit, the moon's in a fit, And the houses are built without walls Jack and Guy Went out in the rye And they found a little boy with one black eye Come says Jack Let's knock him on the head No says Guy Let's buy him some bread You buy him one loaf And I'll buy two And we'll bring him up As other folk do.

87. Dicen las paredes /2 (The walls say)

In Buenos Aires, at the La Boca port: - They all promise and no one carries out. Vote for Nobody. In Caracas, in an era of crisis, at the entrance to one of the poorest neighborhoods: - Welcome, middle class. In Bogotá, around the National University: - God lives. And below, with different handwriting: - By some miracle. And also in Bogotá: - Proletariat of all countries, unite! And below that, in different handwriting: - (Final notice.)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Got back from the US/Mexico border in September, where I was volunteering as a refugee camp medic for some weeks. Would love to share these stories with other travelers.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ask me about it! I'll try to fill out this profile in more depth soon.

What I Can Share With Hosts

We can play music, share stories, craft and cook, concoct herbal mixes, smoke (or not), explore the neighborhood/town/city/country, talk politics and I can offer resources I know of across the country, including friends who can host in Eugene or Portland.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Palestine, State of, Peru, Scotland, Taiwan, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Peru, United States

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