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Joanna W.

"Reserving Judgment"

Victoria, BC, Canada
female, age 39
committed relationship
Joined Apr 11, 2008
What I Want to Do: Persevere without fail

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Joined Apr 11, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Human Rights Network
Hometown Victoria, BC 
Birthday Oct 26, 1979  
About Me Opinionated and passionate --- but absolutely loving, caring, loyal and friendly. (An argument to me is a friendly debate that brings us closer to knowing one another; unfortunately, others don't seem to feel the same way about arguing --- so I've got to try harder to chill it.)

I want to be a better person. As my sister puts it, I want to make God proud every day. Thankfully, I think the smallest things make God as proud as the grandest gestures, so that goal seems within reach.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions christian  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy, Keep it local and organic, I Don't eat Lamb Or Veal, Grateful to have for sharing, Drink Loads Of Water, Coffee - Now!, Chocolate - Lots of it  
Wild Fact About Me While teaching in Japan, I attended a drag queen show with my male superiors... many of whom engaged in compromising activities with the drag queens. Surprising.
My Philosophy Stop judging. Start listening.

And do the things that you'll feel good about 5 minutes from now and 5 years from now. Like being the first person to apologize. Like letting your brother take credit for that great Christmas you had. Like hugging your ex-foe from high school when you see her after 10 years. Even if everyone else thinks you're a pushover or gushy, so what? You have to live with you.
What Gives Me Hope Knowing my dad went Home. KNOWING it.

Feeling that God actually forgives me. For everything.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Kick Goldman Sachs out of the gov't. For starters.
What/who changed my life and why When my mom left us, my dad, at the age of 35, raised all 5 of us kids at the same time that he went back to school to become a teacher. My Nana and a few partners helped him along the way... but the way he persevered through everything --- through serious financial hardships, etc. --- has been an incredible inspiration to me.
What Bugs Me Not recycling, People who waste, highest paid opinions, Celebrity smokers, Hummers, People who make dogs vicious, intolerance and ignorance  
Passions traveling with my partner and fam, watching boats sail by, cured meats! olives! cheeses!, debating, drinking wine, quiet nights with friends, fam, writing  
Inspirations my partner, my dad, my sisters (excellent moms), my nana (for 1M reasons)  
What Scares Me ignorance, global warming, hate, Disrespect for others, cruel people, apathy  
Role Models My dad, Bono, My nana, My sisters, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ  
Quotation "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger." - Proverbs 15:1
Books Twilight (honestly!), The Bluest Eye, Snow White (Barthelme), The Amazing Adentures of Kavalier and Cl, Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie, A Little Princess, The Stone Diaries, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, The Corrections, Well-written YA, The first Harry Potter book, The Bi  
Music One hit wonders :), Jazz (Coltrane -- not elevator), Britpop (90s), The Dirty Dancing soundtrack, Music that reminds me of my dad, Old stuff from 80s/AM radio, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, U2  
Movies The Sixth Sense, Burn After Reading, Catch Me If You Can, American Beauty  
TV Shows Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Ricky Gervais Show, Sex and the City, Law and Order SVU, House, American Idol, Six Feet Under  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places My home, Wherever my loved ones are, New York City, Victoria (BC), Ucluelet (BC), Okanagan (BC), Napa Valley, San Francisco  
Can't Live Without computer, sleep, my family and friends, my partner, air, lots of natural light, sunshine, Amazingly rich food (esp French), freedom, hope, love, laughter, God and Jesus, chocolate, coffee  
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