I was born and raised in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, where I grew up surrounded by a bunch of churches, bars, factories, and an endearing crowd of Catholic rednecks. I escaped quickly to Boston, MA, where I lived off of student loans and microwaveable meals for four years. Upon the completion of my B.S. and the realization that I could no longer afford to live in Boston without government funding (or a certain amount of east coast ambition that would land me in a high-paying job), I moved to sunny Portland, OR, where I've been for the past 2 years working in fields varying from animation to unemployment to World's Greatest Feminist Magazine.

What I'm Listening To: 

Hunx and His Punx, Dolly Parton, the Slits, the Cramps

What I'm Watching: 

Lots of Robert Altman movies (I'm going through my Shelley Duvall phase.)

What I'm Reading: 

"Cruddy" by Linda Barry, "Asassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell, and "An Essay on Liberation" by Herbert Marcuse