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Morganne M.

"To boldly go where no one has gone before!"

Boulder Creek, CA, USA
female
single
Speaks: spanish, english
Joined Dec 8, 2007
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Groups Being GLBT and Religious, Free Palestine From Israeli Occupation, GLBT Rights, GLBT Rights Global, Gay Rights and Marriage Equality, Gay by God, La Lengua De Cervantes, La plaza--(SSL) Spanish as a second language practice, NAACP, Quakers together, Same Love, Same Rights, Star Trek Fans, We Love English, World Without Frontiers more »
Hometown Santa Cruz, CA 
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Birthday Oct 24  
Languages spanish, english  
About Me I hate that there are only two genders available and I have to pick one, because I identify as dual-gendered -- both a man and a woman -- and prefer to call myself a gentleman though my body is female and I'm cool with that. Agh. Moving along.

I'm a white middle-class kid who speaks Spanish (as a second language), goes to a working-class college, and plans to transfer to an upper-class one. I was born into the high-tech industry to a pair of programmers, and homeschooled exclusively until I started community college classes at age 16. I'm the eldest of four kids and I love my siblings a lot. I'm a full-time student and work as a math tutor. In my spare time I play computer games and read blogs.

Social justice is important to me because I've always been a misfit, one way or another, so I've always been taught to identify with people who are different from me, and so find it relatively easy to sympathize with members of other minorities in their struggles.

I'm religious, and it's important to me, but I don't talk about it much. Politics, on the other hand, I get pretty enthusiastic about. You have been warned.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Universalist, Christian, Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)  
Eating Habits spice, chocolate, no fast food, no soda, omnivore, organic, locavore, tea  
Wild Fact About Me One of my feet is misshapen because I was burned as a newborn. I had to get skin grafts at the age of one day.
My Philosophy Never turn your back on suffering.
What Gives Me Hope My siblings.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Increase support for children. Extended parental leave, increased support for single parents, free childrearing classes for first-time parents to learn how best to care for their children, support for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, and a well-funded education system (including payment for homeschooling parents) would be my priorities. Parents and teachers do the most important work in a society, shaping the citizens (and taxpayers) of the future, but parenting is seen as "not working" and teachers are paid far less than they earn. I'd prioritize changing that.
What/who changed my life and why Raffi, because -- he's Raffi. http://childhonouring.org/the-centre/who-we
-are/founder.html kind of says it.
What Bugs Me closed-mindedness, science-bashing, religion-bashing, news coverage, strobe lights, violence, classism, ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, spin-doctoring, public smoking, injustice  
Passions learning, diversity, child honoring, social justice, my faith, teaching, math  
Inspirations that of God in everyone, my family  
What Scares Me helplessness, spin-doctoring, willful ignorance, bigotry, extremism, coming out, the unknown  
  Favorites
Role Models Stevie Wonder, my mother, Gavin Newsom, Raffi, Harvey Milk, SuAnne Big Crow, Dennis Kucinich, Martin Luther King Jr  
Quotation For each of us there comes a time when we must be more than we are.
Interests lifelong learning, free software, computers, music, communism, religion, science, math, languages, gender  
Books Jane Austen, Frederik Pohl, Madeleine L'Engle, fantasy, science fiction, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, Brian Jacques, Tamora Pierce, Lloyd Alexander, Laurence Yep  
Music Sarah McLachlan, Michael Franti, Suzanne Vega, Raffi, Annie Lennox, Dire Straits, John Mellencamp, Jorge Drexler, Classic Rock, Skott Freedman, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen  
Movies Tron, Milk, The Princess Bride, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Gracie, Dodgeball, Hexed, Star Trek, An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins, Bend it Like Beckham, Endurance, documentaries  
TV Shows Monty Python's Flying Circus, Lincoln Heights, The Muppet Show, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Babylon 5, The Avengers, Star Trek TOS  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places redwood forest, mountains, ocean  
Can't Live Without math, sleep, internet, tea, music, family  
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