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Nikita G.

"Find the purpose of life and make the world a better place while I'm at it."

Orono, ME, USA
Speaks: English, Spanish
Joined Aug 30, 2005

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Groups $ Boycotts $, Bird Conservation, Bohemian Festival, Equal Rights for Women, Intentional Communities, Make A Difference - Smile..., Mother Jones, NetSisters Of Care2, Prepare to Unlock Reality (UR), SEXuality .... it's part of us all., The Addiction to Tattoos, The Creative Green Café, Virtual Get Togethers, antispeciesism more »
Hometown Milford, CT 
Birthday Aug 21  
Languages English, Spanish  
About Me Busy, friendly, outgoing, tired, anxious, determined, pissed, delighted, caring, loving, understanding, artistic, leftist, animal lover, confused, torn, hippie, punk, music lover, student, flexible, smart, stupid, black and white and full of color.
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Pets 3 Fish who have a love hate relationship, 4 cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions confused and still contemplating, Christian - Jehovah's Witness, Unitarian-Universalism, appreciates buddhist teachings, raised as a Jehovah's Witness, earth religions, spiritual, pagan  
Eating Habits organic, garlic, cheese, Almost Vegetarian, Lots of water and lots of food, trying to keep it somewhat healthy!, Vegetarian Wannabe (I Try!)  
Wild Fact About Me Uh, wild? I dunno... I have 6 non-ear body piercings and my hair hasn't been it's natural color since I was 10. I've slept in quite a few parks... I go to punk concerts... is that wild? i don't know... it's me.
My Philosophy If everyone spent their lives trying to make the world just a little better than it was when they came into it, the world would be a much better place.
What Gives Me Hope Meeting new people with the same activist spirit as myself. Believing that there is a God who cares about me (Jehovah). (Note: I am not a Jehovah's witness, I am only learning and looking for answers. As I mentioned before, I am still discovering how I want to live my life and what I believe in. But my belief in God has got me through some really hard times, so it seemed a good fit for this question.)
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Wow... so many things to be done... Repeal NAFTA and CAFTA? Make spaying/neutering cats mandatory after 1 litter? Stop animal lab testing? Send aid to sudan? Fund sexuality education in schools? Universal Health care? Make a goal for 100% sustainability? Start programs to help inner city schools? Pull troops from Iraq? All of the Above?
What/who changed my life and why Upward Bound, Randi Pickering, Steven Wesseler, my Mom, Matt Leavitt, Jenna Campbell, my permaculture class, "Living Downstream", So many people for such diverse reasons. Living Downstream is a wonderful book, I definitely recommend it to EVERYONE. It is hard to get through the scientific jargon, but it's completely worth it. Upward Bound introduced me to so many wonderful people that showed me ways to get active politically and why it was important to do so. Steven Wesseler is the head of the Maine center for the prevention of hate violence, and I heard him speak one time at UB about some of the cases he's dealt with in our area dealing with hate crimes. Randi Pickering introduced me to punk philosophies and ways of life, and she gave me a home and family when I needed one. She was the first vegetarian I consciously knew of, and she's just wonderful. Matt Leavitt always challenges me to be a better person and inspires me to justify my beliefs and actions. My permaculture class taught me that I could make my hopes of a better world a reality in my own backyard, and gave me the confidence and some of the skills I need to do so. Thanks everybody!
What Bugs Me Pollution and Global Warming, Big Business ABUSE for profit, Credit card companies, Closed Mindedness, poverty and hunger, Those who hurt others weaker than them, hate, BEING IGNORED!, arrogance, intolerance, injustice, people who rape, The destruction of rural areas  
Passions traveling, laughter, environment, children, Civil Rights, traveling, photography, peace, other cultures, nature, my family, my friends, music, making a difference, love, cats, art, animals  
Inspirations rain, happiness, god, children, Birds chirping, a gentle breeze, animals, peacemakers, My mother, love, friends, peace, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me Losing the ones I love, illnesses, ignorance, hate, fire, big business, ebola virus, cancer, APATHY AND INDIFFERENCE, war, Religious Extremism, rape, Losing the ones I love, global warming, being alone, "Big Brother"  
Role Models Emma Goldman, Eleanor Roosevelt, god, Jesus Christ, Jane Goodall, Barack Obama, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., my friends, mother, Dalai Lama  
Interests Travel/Adventure, permaculture and sustainable living, wildlife, massage, meditation, ecology, crystals, aromatherapy, Air Purification, Wildlife, Aromatherapy, Art/Design, Biodiversity, Biology, Children, Computers, Counseling, Energy Products/Services, Environment  
Books Gaia's Garden, Introduction to Permaculture, That Takes Ovaries, Listen Up!, Exile and Pride by Eli Claire, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Living Downstream  
Music most anything with a good social message, non derogatory rap, Riot-Grrl, Riot Folk, folk, celtic, Easy listening, enya, world music, techno, reggae, punk  
Movies Documentaries!!!, comedy, What the bleep do we know, Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 911  
TV Shows Comedy Central, Brothers and Sisters, Pretty much anything on TLC, PBS News, PBS Frontline, PBS documentaries, nbc news, the Daily Show, survivor, Family Guy, Discovery Channel, Desperate Housewives, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods chinese, salad, fruit, italian, ice cream, cheese, mmmexican!  
Favorite Places Permaculture Gardens, Washington D.C., seacoast New Hampshire/Maine, nature, mountains, My bed, New York City, the ocean  
Can't Live Without nature, some distraction, water, sleep, shelter, peace, hope, food, cats, animals, air, music, Zoloft (seriously), friends and family, migraine pills, asprin  
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    Aug 14, 2008 2:53 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    May all your wishes and dreams
    come true!!
    And as you celebrate
    the day of your birth, may peace
    and beauty fill the Earth!!!
    Warm blessings and joy...

    Apr 16, 2007 1:33 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    You, yourself are the most powerful tool in the universe.

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    Dec 13, 2006 1:11 AM

    Linda B. (2413)
    On the wings of a butterfly, a piece of beauty from my city.  The saguaro represents your friendship, a strong presence that endures through time and always stands strong.  Thank you for all you give and who you are.
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    Sep 27, 2006 10:40 PM

    Linda B. (2413)
    May you always be surrounded by flowers when you dance under the stars.
    Aug 16, 2006 10:50 PM

    Linda B. (2413)
    My friend Nikita is having a birthday on August 21st  and I hope it is a wonderful one!

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