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rachel j.

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
female, age 37
Speaks: English
Joined Oct 5, 2003
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I joined Care2 because I wanted to know there are likeminded souls out there, somewhere.
I'm a reclusive feminist. I'm a quiet, bookish type who would be a placard waving activist if I could only leave the house. I'm a manic depressive, I have M.E/CFS. I'm a hyperactive insomniac.I never grew out of being a tomboy. Some days I wear skirts, most days they make me feel like I'm in drag. I'm a Sagittarian Fire Snake. I always read my horoscopes before disregarding them as nonsense. I'm a sentimental romantic and cynical enough to be slightly embarrassed by that. I'm afraid of people. I'm fascinated by people. The more eccentric you are the more you'll interest me. I'm a lifelong feminist. I can't understand minority groups attacking each other rather than combining their strengths. I have a constant thirst for knowledge. I'm a bundle of contradicting thoughts and emotions. Who I am really depends on the season and the ebb and flow of my moods.

I don't collect friends for the sake of it. I'll only add you if it looks like we have something in common. If you're aggressive, bigoted, insensitive, lacking in empathy or only communicate in text speak and abbreviations I will run a mile. And if you're a man looking for more than friendship there's no point adding me because I'm not interested.

Anyone who sends me rambly, handwritten letters about life, love, the world and the complexities of being human wins my heart very quickly.

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Joined Oct 5, 2003 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
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Groups Equal Rights for Women, GLBT Rights Global
Hometown yorkshire 
Birthday Dec 05, 1977  
Languages English  
About Me I'm a queer feminist bookworm with a love of horror films and girl punk bands.
I'm a vegetarian, tomboyish and proud to be a geek.
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Pets cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Agnostic  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I obsessively write lists and once spent six months trying to memorise a dictionary. I'm proud to be a geek.
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Activists who fight for change and human rights no matter what it costs them
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd start by concentrating on making sure the law protects the rights of all people and not a select few.
What/who changed my life and why books and people change my life all the time. I couldn't pick one.
What Bugs Me  
Passions knowledge, art, love, books  
What Scares Me  
Role Models activists, authors  
Quotation Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I'd rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me.
~ Dorothy Allison ~
Interests feminism, gender studies, queer studies, Music, Movies, Politics, sexuality, Environment, Fair/Alternative Trade  
Books ivan e coyote, s bear bergman, Alison Bechdel, dorothy allison, leslie feinberg, Michelle Tea, Ali Smith, Gender studies, queer theory, feminism  
Music Chris Pureka, team dresch, the Gossip, the butchies, ani difranco, Kristin Hersh, tegan and sara, erin mckeown, sleater-kinney, thalia zedek, Laura Veirs, Be Good Tanyas, amy ray, girlyman  
Movies By Hook Or By Crook, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Horror films, ginger snaps, the descent, hard candy  
TV Shows six feet under, buffy the vampire slayer  
Favorite Foods citrus, spice, sweet, beer, southern comfort, tea  
Favorite Places Book shops, cafes, Outdoor markets, libraries, second hand bookshops, by the ocean  
Can't Live Without freedom, music, knowledge, words, sunshine, like minded souls  
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