About me

Gender Female
Location Not where I want to be, Everywhere, United States
Introduction I don't know what I want to do, but I know the woman I want to become. Barely controlled chaos, you'll have to take me as I am. At some point or other in my life, I have attempted to be (or been involuntarily), sometimes successfully, most of the time not: A dedicated writer, a spoken-word poetess, a playwright, a devout Catholic, Atheist, creator, destroyer, daughter of pain, priestess of renewal, fighter, ally, enemy, jealous lover, willing concubine, fearless warrior, teacher, feminist, womanist, Queen of many Lands...A contradiction. I love to travel & journal, and I am quite convinced that my life should have a theme song. Laughter and the occasional good cry are sometimes the best medicine and can oftentimes fix anything. I adore my family and friends and I am completely dedicated to them wholeheartedly. Intelligent conversation turns me on, and I am a firm believer that education is the one thing no one can take away from you. I am tickled by surprises, baby laughter, cupcakes, and old couples that still hold hands. Cherry blow-pops, tootsie pops, and Popsicles are my favorite. And nothing beats a guava smoothie on a hot day.
Interests abstract thoughts, academia, african-americans in the arts, anti-eliteism, anti-pretentiousness, art, being absolutely fabulous, being barefoot, billie holiday, books, brown sugar, candles, cherries, claire denis, classical hollywood cinema, coffee shops, contradictions, corsets, cranberries, cupcakes, daydreaming, ella fitzgerald, emails, erotica, eyeglasses, family, farmers markets, feminism, feminist film theory, femme fatales, fetishism, film, flip flops, flirting, flirtini's, flowers, food, french and saunders, french film, friends, frivolity, furniture shopping, gallery hop, gardening, gelato, general debauchery, glittering chaos, good conversation, grocery shopping, handbags, haute couture, having my world rocked, helen mirren, ian holm, ian mckellen, jeremy irons, jill scott, judi dench, judith mayne, lace panties, language, lattes, laughter, learning, letters, libraries, lilac, lip gloss, lollipops, london, long walks, love, lynn redgrave, magazines, maggie smith, makeup, making out, michael williams, microphones, miriam margolyes, narcissism, nudity, nymphs, obsession, older women, organic food, orgasms, over analyzing everything, painting, paris, pedicures, people watching, photoshop, professors, realism, relaxing weekends, romance, romanticism, roses, saris, scandal, scholars, sex, sex theory, sexy underwear, shakespeare, shoes, shopping, sight seeing, sleeping in, smut, snow, soy milk, stage doors, spoken word, stationary, sunglasses, surrealism, the north market, the victorian era, theatre, thigh-highs and suspender belts, vamps, vicar of dibley, voyeurism, wine, writers, writing, yarn arts
Favorite Movies Inch' Allah Dimanche, Langrishe Go Down, Keep an Eye on Amelie, Dirty Pretty Things, Sunset Boulevard, Notes on a Scandal(but you have to let me tell you why), The Body Beautiful, Illusions, Vendredi Soir, Vivre Sa Vie, Talking to a Stranger, Absolute Hell, Brown Sugar, Casino Royale, Layer Cake, 400 Blows, Run Lola Run, Barber Shop, Beau Travail, Babel, Ladies in Lavender, Duplex, Harry Potter (Yes, I am a Harry Potter girl. Don't judge me!), Yes, Real Women Have Curves, Quinceañera, In the Mood for Love, Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay!, Water, Malcolm X, Shanghai Express, All About Eve, The Star, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, Akeelah and the Bee, Tsotsi, The Constant Gardener, My Beautiful Laundrette, Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, Caged, Mixing Nia, Something New, Bound, Bidget Jones' Diary (1 &; 2 even though it sets women back 100 years), Spanish Apartment, Paris je t'aime, Amelie. Film is my life. I can't possibly list them all.
Favorite Music Corinne Bailey Rae, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Smith, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Floetry, Musiq, Kem, John Legend, Amy Winehouse, Sarah Vaughn, Keely Smith, Kay Starr, Most R&;B/Soul, Motown
Favorite Books A Thousand Splendid Suns, Black Girl in Paris, Notes on a Scandal, On Love, A Love Walked In, The End of the Alphabet, Sonia Sanchez-Shake Loose My Skin, Nikki Giovanni, The DaVinci Code, The Gilded Chamber, Paris in Mind, anything by Amy Tan, The Almond, Persepolis 1 and 2, Embroideries, The HP Series, Laura Mulvey, bell hooks, Angela Davis, The Color Purple, Feminist Film Theory

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

HAHAHAHA, do you rally want to know the answer to this one? Bring on the toys (and NOT the ones made for children...)!