I manage a program that advocates for health, education and wellness for young people in Oregon. I spent ten years running an education program for a domestic and sexual violence non-profit. I train for triathlons. I'm a board member for Bitch Media. I mentor a delightful teenager. I like: good music, feeding people, scouring vintage stores, puns, sending mail, and all the quaint and normal things (hiking, biking, reading, writing, canning, crafting, traveling...).
Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley, Sleater-Kinney, Tilly and the Wall, the Smiths, Elliot Smith, Mirah, the Kinks, the Magnetic Fields, the Pixies, Band of Horses, M. Ward, the New Pornographers, Animal Collective, Horse Feathers, Le Tigre, Gillian Welch, the Gossip, Architecture in Helsinki, the Beastie Boys, Talking Heads, Black Prairie, Marina and the Diamonds, Dolly Parton, Fiona Apple, Irma Thomas, Belle & Sebastian, Mates of State, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Johnny Cash, First Aid Kit, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Bruce Springsteen, Waxahatchee, alt-J, Patsy Cline, Bonnie Montgomery, Beyonce, Icona Pop, Sam Cooke, Casey Neill and the Norway Rats. Motown. Any and all Motown. Lots more, but this list is already really long.
I read pretty voraciously. Currently I'm spending the year reading only female authors, so: The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch, Still Life by Alice Monroe, The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison, and always, always, always some work-related research. I'm also trying to keep up with my Tin House and Bitch subscriptions and usually failing miserably.