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|Location:||Washington, Dist. of Columbia, United States|
|Bio:||My middle name--the name I use--is Alison. Once, in 3rd grade, a mean boy named Ali made it his business to torture me; he even hit me with his math book. Rat bastard! Therefore, I don't answer to Ali or Al (which was his nickname). I do, however, answer to A, but never, ever to my real first name, which you'll only discover if you know me well. |
As you might've guessed, I'm a feminist. Not just... I'm also an activist and aspiring feminist scholar. I care very much about sex worker's rights, women's issues (whatever that means), LGBT issues, harm reduction, anti-racist movements, and the anti-war movement. Have I mentioned that I'm progressive? Hee! Don't worry; I'm okay with dissent, as long as it's respectful. And, yes,I do have a sense of humor... at least, that's what I tell myself.
What else, you ask? I am mightily obsessed with my beautiful, wonderful, perfect cats... Reilley, Gilbert, George, and Shannen. Unfortunately, Gilbey and Georgie live with my ex, so I don't see them often. I miss my babies!
When I'm not working (I'm a marginally employed freelance editor) or obsessing over my critters, I do leave the house. I enjoy coffee shops, bookstores, independent movie theaters, hiking trails, and dive bars. Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan are regular haunts. The club scene isn't my bag, but I can be found dancing like a rabid maniac on a shockingly regular basis. Bad A!
That said, I am also an avaricious reader, frustrated writer, soon-to-be graduate student, and shoestring traveller. If all goes well, I'll relocate to San Francisco in August 2003; I've been accepted into the Women Studies Program, and I'm very excited. Although I adore DC, I'm ready for new adventures.
|Interests:||140: a tribe called quest, activism, adopted, adoption, adventure, ageless beauty, agnostic, alix olson, ambiguity, angst, ani difranco, anthologies, anti-racist, attention deficit disorder, baking, bay area, beer, biography, bitch and animal, black boots, blondie, blue eyes, blues, bohemia, books, caffeine, camping, cat lovers, cats, charles bukowski, cheese, cheesecake, cinema, cinnamon ice cream, clean laundry, cooking, creativity, cultural studies, dancing, dark chocolate, dc, debate, digital photography, dorothy allison, drag kings, editor, edna st. vincent millay, er, eroticism, ethics, ethiopian food, fall, felines, feminism, feminist theory, feminists, folk music, food, fraggle rock, freelance, gender, gender studies, gin, godspeed, gourmet, graduate school, grammar, green tea ice cream, hair dye, harm reduction, hiking, iconoclasts, intelligence, interdisciplinarity, introspection, introverts, ireland, jeannette winterson, joyce carol oates, kinnie star, language, laughing, liberal, libraries, lipstick, literature, live music, london, love, macaroni and cheese, michelle tea, nyc, old school hip hop, overanalysis, peace, photography, pro-choice, procrastination, progressive, progressive politics, punk, queer rights, quirky people, recovering catholic, red, road trips, san francisco, saturdays, sex, sex radical, sexual freedom, sexuality, shoes, silver jewelry, sister spit, sleeping, snowboarding, social justice, spoken word, squirrels, stimulating conversation, strawberries, sushi, tattoos, tea, the talking heads, thrift stores, time alone, travel, tristan taormino, trouble, urban adventures, vintage, wine, women, women's music, women's studies, worker's rights, working class, writing|
|Friend of:||1: ladyfelicity|
|Account type:||Free User|