“Nerdy female, who is a student of life, pop culture lover, book hoarder, music maker, and photo taker” was my bio on my social media platforms for some time. Those 101 characters give folks a brief look at what I enjoy and who I am. Here is a lot more: I am a black, fat, cis female, feminist that turned in 40 at the top of 2017. I am “moley, moley, moley” and people often mistake my beauty marks for freckles. I love to laugh and laugh often, even though I am a worrywart to the point that it can be all-consuming. I work in media; I’m responsible for a team that creates social content for a cable network. I was the proud parent of an 9 year-old tuxedo feline who gave no fraks!
If you couldn’t tell by my usage of the word “frak”, I love science fiction. You could catch me from a young age hauling science fiction books home from the library and escaping into my imagination and experiencing life with fictional characters in other dimensions. Floating within galaxies learning about life, justice, science, and sometimes love through another persons words. As books took me to other worlds, so did television. My parents worked and traveled so I was also raised by the television. If my face wasn’t stuck in a book it was glued to a television. I became addicted to soap operas in the fourth grade. I will love Alex Trebek even if he is sans mustache. Sir Patrick Stewart will forever be my Captain even though he is others Professor. I feel the best friendships come in groups of 4 or 6 due to shows like “Girlfriends“, “Living Single“, and “Friends“.
Ayn Rand is my favorite author even though our politics differ vastly. I read “The Fountainhead” at a very young and it was the first time I needed a dictionary to understand the world that I was being shown. Her words challenged me and her death showed me that even though we might be adamant on a topic, how we live out our last days can show us how wrong the ideals we were certain were correct, were not. My favorite movie is “The Neverending Story“. And if I ever become the parent of a dog or dragon its name will be “Falkor“. I don’t have a favorite book, it’s impossible to choose from the many that I’ve learned from. So my favorite book(s) will be the one(s) that I am currently reading. I will unashamedly admit that if I stumble across a V.C. Andrews book I will pick it up to see if the same format she crafted so many years ago is still being followed by her estate.
I often free write. So, I apologize in advance (Sorry!) and I ask for your forgiveness as you read some my posts.
I believe in the Holy Trinity, even though Jesus and I have broken up a few times. I’ve participated in many one-sided screaming matches with his Father lamenting about how the world is cruel and unfair. And even though my relationship with those three have been through the ringer, I’ve been comforted often by them and hope as time goes on I continue to learn and grow and so does my relationships with them.
In closing to this long but somehow still limited description of myself, just know if you ever ponder what I’m doing at any moment; just picture me in front of my laptop with music softly playing throughout my NYC apartment, some goodness showing on my TV, while a few books are scattered across my desk and couch. If you can picture all of this or some of this, then you have a good idea of how I spend my time.