I'm 39, female, and have lived in Portland since 1990, when I came out here for college. I love the feel of the place and the progressive culture, but the rain and cold get me down sometimes! I'm a vegan (gluten-free too!) and I love to do budget-style "culinary tourism." I also enjoy ecstatic dance, and I like to try it in the various cities I visit. I enjoy getting around car-free whenever possible. I volunteer once a week teaching Nonviolent Communication to inmates at a maximum-security prison. I have a goal to become fully self-employed and geographically free/flexible as of November 2013. As a part of this, I have my own therapeutic listening practice, which I intend to expand. I enjoy documentary film-making. I also enjoy singing karaoke!
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