Location: Cambridge, MA
Interests/hobbies: feminism, garage sales, photography, thrift stores, reading, traveling, stationary, singing, gay rights, concerts, riot grrrl, punk, psychology, painting, collage, altered books, poetry, printmaking, architecture, cats, late night conversations where you completely forget the time.
Favourite books: Anything by Jennifer Egan or Augusten Burroughs, The Savage Girl by Alex Shakar, Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Wierd Like Us: My Bohemian America by Ann Powers.
Favourite films: Ghost World, Trainspotting, Amelie, Little Miss Sunshine, The Invisible Circus, Slumdog Millionaire, The Royal Tenenbaums, Eagle Vs. Shark, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Men Who Stare at Goats, But I'm a Cheerleader, Beautiful Losers, Mic Macs, Paris, Je t'aime.
Favourite music: Sleater-Kinney, Le Tigre, Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer, Epoxies, Bratmobile, Stereo Total, Postal Service, Magnetic Fields, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, The Shins, Tilly and the Wall, Bikini Kill, Crass, Noisettes, Metric, The Slits, Tegan and Sara, Long Blondes, Regina Spektor, Bright Eyes, Kimya Dawson, CSS, Jens Lekman, Kate Nash, Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beirut, Beulah, The Gossip, Los Campesinos!, Mirah, Sia, The XX, Coco Rosie, Marina and the Diamonds, Florence and the Machine, The Pica Beats, Gogol Bordello, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Ani DiFranco, Des Ark, Emilyn Brodsky, Jason Webley, St. Vincent.
What would you like to send/receive? Long letters, handmade envelopes, mix CDs, stationary and art.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from? Anyone. But definitely snail mail rather than e-mail.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to? I’d love to write to people in different countries, but the US is fine as well.
Anything else you'd like to add? I'm an art therapy major, minoring in women's studies. I have one more semester of college, which is insane. I'm a perfectionist, and I care a lot about my studies. I don't really feel bound by any one location. I could see myself living in many places. I appear quiet and shy if you don't know me, but I'm really not. I'm introverted, observant and logical. I love curiosity. I often enjoy solitude. I've been through a lot with my family, and am very independent. Sometimes I might take a while to write back, because I get busy with school. But I’ll always write back. I feel most drawn to other outsiders and artists. I've been writing to pen pals since I was 15, and I can't imagine a life where I didn't look forward to letters in the mailbox.
Nothing is as exciting as mail love.