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I like rich colors, transnational feminism, composting, cookies, stretching, my pretend band, chai, African sun, and cranberry juice. I avoid my students if happen to run into them on Brit Pop Night at the Goth club. Who wants to answer questions about final exams when dancing to the Pet Shop Boys? Movement makes me happy - movement with words, movement with thoughts, movement via laughter, relationships, airplanes. I suffocate in stillness and stagnation, and so make large sacrifices all year to spend months at a time in new and totally alien places. I already like you. Especially if you make good burritos.

My favorite diaries:

zoela    profile - diary
comments:  visually trippy, sonic-stunning; raw and beautiful, tragic and strong.
boardingpass    profile - diary
comments:  uncommon travels, beautiful description.
drgeek    profile - diary
comments:  weekly helping of geekdom, tells great stories.
weetabix    profile - diary
comments:  fascinating writing of the everyday.
astralounge    profile - diary
comments:  fights the good fight, offers good insight.
revisions    profile - diary
comments:  think she's still in Uganda...unless the mozzies ate her alive.

My favorite music:

Reggae-Punk-Rock
comments:  The Clash, The Police, The Beat, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Specials, Bodysnatchers
NYC/Jersey/SoCal Punk
comments:  Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie; the Queers, Social Distortion, 7 Seconds, Op Ivy, Avail, Green Day; Bouncing Souls, Minor Threat, Fugazi
New Wave-Alternative-Small City Folk-Rock-Post-Punk-Revival
comments:  The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order, Bauhaus, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Smiths, Devo, The Replacements, Violent Femmes, REM, B52s, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Le Tigre, She Wants Revenge, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids
Roots Reggae
comments:  Maytals, Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Rita Marley, The Ethiopians, Prince Buster, Marcia Griffiths
Good Bands, Words I Don't Understand
comments:  Manu Chau, Les Go, Angelique Kidjo, Ali Farke Toure, Miriam Makeba, Jamshied Sharifi, Johnny Clegg, Bijork, Luky Dube, Brazilian Girls

My favorite movies:

Transient, Re-settled, Displaced and Dispossessed:
comments:  Nowhere in Africa, Hideous Kinky, Gorillas in the Mist, Mosquito Coast
Politics Impact People Who Can't Control Them:
comments:  Paradise Now, The Wooden Camera, Totsi, The Syrian Bride, Gloomy Sunday
Revolutions and Revolutionaries:
comments:  Sarafina, To Catch a Fire, La Mumba, Life and Debt, Hotel Rwanda, Charlotte Gray, Dancer Upstairs
Fabulous Dames:
comments:  All About Eve, Some Like It Hot, Vertigo, Blonde Ice
Dreamy Adventures:
comments:  Indiana Jones Movies, The Mummy, McLeod's Daughters

My favorite authors:

Toni Morrison
comments:  Flannery O'Connor, Harper Lee, Amy Tan, Langston Hughes, Octavia Butler, Ishmael Reed and Leslie Marmon Silko have written some of my favorite critiques of race.
Maryse Conde
comments:  Jhumpa Lahiri, Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head, Sindiwe Magona, Kiran Desai, Julia Alvarez, Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have written some of my favorite critiques of the ways colonialism, globalization, and politics impact women's lives.
Margaret Atwood
comments:  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Walker, Virgina Woolf, bell hooks, Luce Irigaray, Gayatri Spivak, Marge Piercy, Michael Kimmel and Mary Daly have written some of my favorite investigations and theories of women's oppression and resistance.
Anais Nin
comments:  Pauline Reage, Henry Miller, Emmanuelle Arsan. Intelligent Smut.
Barbara Kingsolver
comments:  Esther Freud, Paul Theroux, Alex Garland , Jeff Greenwald, Kevin Kertscher, Paulo Coelho, and Tanya Shaffer have written some of my favorite stories of being lost, nomadic, wandering and finding things.

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last updated: 2008-11-05 03:16:20
this user's total entries: 274
user since: 2003-02-02

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