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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Health Counselor
Location Lowell, MA, United States
Introduction I am a trombone-playing feminist who enjoys learning about things like jazz music, health education, environmental health, communications, and gender/sexuality studies at UMass Lowell. My favorite word is "harmony". My second favorite word is "voice". As a true resident of Lowell (Jack Kerouac's hometown), I love the authors of the beat generation. My goal in life is to help educate people about their health in whatever way I can. I hope you like my blog, which can now be found at
Interests Music, band, drama, politics, the blues, figure skating, Latin music, health education, traveling, Honduras, photography, documentaries, documenting events, writing, cinematography, jazz, composing/arranging, religious discussions, singing, charter schools, duct tape, taking PH levels in the Nashua River, classical music, dogs named Satchmo, Shakespeare, gender studies, history of medicine, bioethics, HIV prevention, reading primary source documents from the 19th century about sexuality and laughing at how inaccurate they are, watching WWII and Cold War-era American-made propaganda films, writing, Boston, bubble tea, lobbying, capitol hill, flappers, warm weather, hurricanes
Favorite Movies Annie Hall, Shadow of a Doubt, The Point, A League of Their Own, the Caine Mutiny, Garden State, the Producers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Coffee and Cigarettes, RENT, The Dead Poets Society, The Graduate, Casablanca, Strangers on a Train, Chocolat, An Inconvenient Truth, Real Women Have Curves, Amalie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Something's Gotta Give, Dr. Strangelove: Or how I learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb, Ocean's 11, Duck and Cover, All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Casual Sex?, The Vagina Monologues, The Pill, Deadly Deception, Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America, Snakes on a Plane, Juno, Knocked Up, I Heart Huckabee's
Favorite Music Guster, U2, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Ani Difranco, Vashti Bunyan, The Beatles, Los Lobos, Phish, moe., Tower of Power, Miles Davis, Victor Lopez, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Cat Stevens, The Clash, Apollo Sunshine, The Velvet Underground, The White Stripes, Aretha Franklin, Evita, Rent, The Sound of Music, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Dar Williams, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Andrew Bird, the Indigo Girls, Alfred Reed, Elliott Smith, The Postal Service, The Shins, Simon and Garfunkel, The Weather Report, Joan Baez, Nick Drake, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Etta James, Beck, The Kinks, Cake, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Modern Lovers, The Clash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thelonious Monk, Glenn Miller, Satchmo, Dispatch, The Band, The Beatles, Billy Joel, The Dandy Warhols, The Cure, Rilo Kiley, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, Dropkick Murphys, Beck, Nirvana, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Cowboy Junkies, Wilco, Gogol Bordello, Death Cab for Cutie, Los Lobos, Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion, The Lascivious Biddies, Victor Lopez, Kimya Dawson, Antsy Pants, The Moldy Peaches, Yael Naim, Ingrid Michaelson, and a lot more.
Favorite Books My Brother, The Alchemist, Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, On the Road, the Sunflower Sutra (yeah i know it's a poem), My Heartbeat, The Body Project, the Feminine Mystique, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Number the Stars, Waiting Wives: Homefront to the Vietnam War, Winesburg Ohio, Effortless Mastery, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Metamorphosis, Rules of the Road, Reason For Hope, The Tao of Pooh, The Te of Piglet, Driving Mr. Albert, Love and Other Four Letter Words, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Golden Ratio, An Abundance of Katherines, My Sister's Keeper, the Vagina Monologues, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, The Stranger, the Poisonwood Bible, Nine Hills to Nambonkaha, The Curve of Binding Energy, El Popul Vuh, The Radioactive Boyscout, Don't Be Afraid Gringo, Twelfth Night, Animal Farm, 1984, Doctor Zay, Revolutions from Within, Possible Side Effects, A Room of One's Own, Kafka's Metamorphosis, The Music Lesson, Gogol's The Nose, Jane Sexes it Up, The Secret Life of Bees

Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?

They make bath time lots of fun!