Social Justice Feminist

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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Freelance Journalist
Location Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Introduction I am a feminist. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am a granddaughter. I have my undergraduate journalism degree from the University of Southern California.I hold a master of social work degree from Columbia University. I dissect communication, and interpret meanings through intensity. Honest and open words move me.
Interests Feminism, Traveling, Pittsburgh Steelers, BGAP, searching the web, writing news stories, reading the news, lima beans, meeting interesting people with REAL opinions and REAL conversations, Netflix, seltzer water, flip-flops, the New Yorker magazine, Scrabble, wife beater tanks, sunshine, Monte Carlos, beer, singing in the car, natural beauty, toast, people who can do the Robot.
Favorite Movies The Color Purple, Edward Scissorhands, Almost any stand up comedy, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Rags to Riches, Slingblade, City Lights (Charlie Chaplin), Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind, Mermaid, Pretty Woman, Labyrinthe, Boyz in the Hood, Ray, Kids, Ghost World, Times Square, I love documentries -- particularly those in which excavate social issues such as Children Underground, Murder On A Sunday Morning, Born Into Brothels, Dark Days, and Hoop Dreams.
Favorite Books Running with Scissors, As Nature Made Him--The Boy Who Was Raised A Girl, Wally Lamb books, Black Boy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fern Micheal books, Any Place I hang My Hat, Flowers in the Attic, The Road to Haiti, Animal Farm, The Valley of the Dolls, anything by David Sedaris, Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Art Spiegelman's Maus, Into the Wild, Shadow Divers, Wicked, Woman on the Edge of Time, The Autobiography of Malcolm X...I just read American Psycho, and Women Chauvenist Pigs: The Rise of Raunch Culture, and The Innocent Man by John Grisham (his first non-fiction book), Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins, The Way The Crow Flies, Bastard Out of Carolina, Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name, Full Frontal Feminism, Wicketts Remedy, Wally Lamb's I know This Much Is True. I skimmed through Courtney Martin's Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, James Baldwin bis amazing. My life changed post Stone Butch Blues. This past couple of months I finished Middlesex, Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed, and am now reading What is the What.

Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?

Since nothing is 100 percent sure, I believe in persistance, challenge and following one's dreams and goals.