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|Location||central Illinois, United States|
|Introduction||graduated from the school of hard knocks. been a journeyman for almost 20 years. I'm a peace-loving fighter who never backs down. Never. I'm not easily intimidated. Compassion is a virtue, no matter what the Repugnicans say. Life is a beautiful struggle. I am thankful for where I am and the gifts I've been given. And every day above ground is a good one.|
|Interests||blues, soul, jazz, rock-n-roll!, mountain biking, martial arts, delicious cooking, high-octane coffee, labor activism, raising hell, ...and being a phenomenal mama to my little girl|
|Favorite Movies||The Godfather (but you knew that), The Matrix, A Bronx Tale, Matewan, Salt of the Earth, Everybody's Fine, Mediterraneo, .....too many to list|
|Favorite Music||Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, Parliament/Funkadelic, Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Roy Hargrove, The Clash, Mingus, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Stones, Bob Marley, Meshell NdegeOcello, Roots, Springsteen, Nina Simone, Patti Smith, U2, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Fela Kuti, Santana, Koko Taylor, Neville Bros, Isley Bros., Earth Wind & Fire, ..get the picture?|
|Favorite Books||Dark Mother by Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Letters at 3AM by Michael Ventura, The Soul's Code by James Hillman, everything by bell hooks, everything by June Jordan, Unsettling America edited by Maria Mazzotti Gillan, House of Houses by Pat Mora, This Bridge Called Home, Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua|
If your whole body were a hot air balloon, would you stop eating spicy food?
HELL NO! I live for spicy food. Blandness ain't allowed in my kitchen. Period.