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Sam Allen

"What are regrets? Just lessons we haven't learned yet."

Stockton, CA, USA
female, age 31
single
Joined Jun 17, 2009
What I Want to Do: Save the World!
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Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jun 17, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups 1 Million Ways to Say I Love You, Artists and Writers - Working for Humanity, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Cat Lovers, DUO for World Peace, Dog Lovers, GLBT Rights, GLBT Rights Global, Gorillas -- The Gentle Giants, Healthy Living Network, Hungersite.com, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Moveon.org, National Parents & Teachers Association more »
Hometown Stockton, CA 
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Birthday Oct 18, 1982  
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About Me A bloody do-goodertype to the bones. My dad was a social worker. I thoroughly blame him and his lesbian-feminist-social-worker friends for making me go all googly-eyed over girls (and now boys too!!). In the mid-80's one decided to have a baby by herself, and then commissioned a series of nude black-and-white portraits of her in her supple, lovely, pregnant, glory, which she then proceeded to hang up all over her living room. I thought my head was gonna explode when she offered to show them to us. Had to race out of her house and pace around the park across the street distracting myself with the egrets fishing in its pond. So yeah. Wanna raise a gay? The stories are true!! Become a social worker and just add water. Anyway, I love the sound of my voice talking. I love the wind. I love lounging around in a park on a sunny day with someone special nestled under the curve of my waist. I love randomness and playfulness. And sweeping views. I loooove activist types....there's something especially appealing about a type who knows how to hang his/her own puppets. Um, I love making these little dating profiles with the knowledge only a privileged few will respond to them (file under: the sound of my voice talking). Love orange tabbies and kitties in general. And breathy singers. And list-making. Sing me a love song and I'm yours for....well, we'll have to see, won't we? Kind of a goof, but in an overanalyize-fret-fret-fret-giggle-giggle-r
otfl kinda way.

Hmm....see that this has appeared on my general page. So yeah, my social worker dad ruined me as an activist type. My quietly spiritual mother instilled a love for the unspoken beauty of nature and all things underdoggy. My grandparents made me snarky, bitchy, sensitive, and stubborn. Granny was a democratic activist who turned to conservative politics in her later years, dumbfounding my athiest dad and the hippie daughter which she managed to raise in the late 60's. We were ahead of our time. So I'm the product of that background and proud of it. Right now I want to start recording imaginings of gender variance by and for nonconforming people and the ones who don't get them. I like building bridges, although the legos tend to snap and spin into the air when I put too much on top of them. I try to remain open-hearted and open-minded, but sometimes I fail and say things that I later regret. I try to bring awareness of international plights out into the light, esp. within communities which are already inclined to stand up for rights in the first place. I believe that marriage and health care are HUMAN rights. I'm critical and suspicious of the state, even when run by someone as inspiring as our current leader. I'm in love with sounds. I'm fond of saying "I" but I'm trying to limit myself to 6 or 7 cups a day. I've demonstrated for marriage equality, networked with social workers working to secure mental health benefits for Iraq veterans (one of those causes which are just too hard for me to do myself). If you wanna tell me a story, and would like me to record and potentially publish it, hit me up in 6 to 8 months. I'm finding that my cyber persona has given rise to a very strong feeling for animal rights, tender hearts, nascent vegetarianism, and exotic veganism. I wanna do a food tour of Portland, OR, maybe next spring/summer. Also wanna work to prevent Referendum 71 from passing in Washington. I wanna strategize on GRASSROOTS (did I mention that I tend to yell online?) ways of winning marriage equality and gender-variant and trans rights in the US and Canada. I'm currently puzzling over our shared cultures, and kind of hoping that I'm not breaking an unspoken law of straightness on this site by cavorting with queer topics so much.

Got a job for me? I'm yours.
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  Lifestyle
Pets 1 cat (snippy mutt), 1 Dog (border collie)  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions food!, peacenik pinko commie homo treehuggin', animated cartoons, pantheism, islam, indian religions  
Eating Habits apsaragus, aguacatls (aka avocados), eggplant, dalllllllllll, meat, potatoes, quasi-conscientious carnivore, curry-vore, chai addict, tea lover, I have pretenses of vegetarianism  
Wild Fact About Me I will badger you with music recommendationsw. Be warned.
My Philosophy be your own best friend. and then be one to others.
What Gives Me Hope the young folks :)
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by listen to everyone.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me arrogance  
Passions  
Inspirations storytellers, yo-yo ma, brevity, tenacity, resoluteness, survival, joy, vulnerability, emotional directness, smiles, happiness, confidence, genderfucks, diaspora folks the world over, amanda fucking palmer, george gershwin, cole porter, peace makers, kay thompson, margaret  
What Scares Me airtight paradigms and their proponents., cynicism, assertive ignorance  
  Favorites
Role Models jon brion, bobby lee, theodore levin, my mom, my dad, grandfather, grandmother  
Quotation "and in the end
the love you take
is equal to the
love you make."
-- John Lennon
Interests Iranian queers, Iranian spiritualities, Iranian cultures, Islam/Spirituality, Buddhism/Spirituality, spirituality in song, gender, gender variant musicians, queer musicicians, queer songwriters, lgbtq rights, bhangra, kathak, tabla, bodhrans, drumming, ethnomusiclogy, eth  
Books  
Music  
Movies  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places dangerous emotional states., old neighborhoods. walking thru them., concert halls. esp. classy restored ones, bookstores and coffee shops, Ballard (yay!), The Driiive, Sebastapool, Muir Woods, Marin County, San Francisco  
Can't Live Without pretty boy singers, coffee  
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    Oct 17, 2013 11:58 AM

    Gary G. (2490)

    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

    Cape Hatteras, NC; Oct 2012


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    Happy Birthday with much excitement!

    Gauley River, West Virginia


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    thanks for being a friend.


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    Thanks for joining DUO and being a friend!

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