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Anita L.

"Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights."

Sappington, MO, USA
female, age 63
married, 2 children
Speaks: Farsi, Spanish, English
Joined Aug 23, 2007
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I currently live in the hills of southeastern Missouri, however I plan to be moved back to my home town of St. Louis by late next spring.  Rural living has been a wonderful experience because I've seen Mother Nature at her very best and I've learned the joys of living more simply.  I'm anxious to be back in the city where I can hopefully be a bit more active with some issues that are real hot buttons for me.  I'm particularly drawn to women's rights and child welfare issues, and I've truly missed the cultural diversity.  In the past several years, especially living in this part of the country, I've become very aware of some practices that I find very disturbing -- illegal animal fighting.  It's something I'd like to help put an end to.

My husband and I were involved for several years with Boxer Rescue -- they're wonderful, noble dogs, and four of them spent time in our home.  I always ask people to consider adoption before buying a friend.  They're a so many wonderful animals out there who desperately need homes and are grateful to get them.  Adoption rather than purchase also helps stop the growth of puppy mills and backyard breeders.  Our little tuxedo cat, Najah, was adopted!

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Joined Aug 23, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Amnesty International, Cat Lovers, Celtic History and Spirituality, Melting Pot, Mother Jones, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Pets in Need, World Without Frontiers
Hometown St. Louis, Missouri 
Birthday July 28, 1955  
Languages Farsi, Spanish, English  
About Me Independent, strong-willed, ethical, confident, and tenacious with a bit of a boisterous sense of humor! I love life, learning, creativity, and I have a very empathetic soul. Spirituality is important to me as well as family, human rights, and protecting our environment and animal life. I strive to be balanced and open-minded.
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Pets A Tuxedo Cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Jewish Spirituality  
Eating Habits Still Love Chocolate Though!, Vegetables and Fruit, Green Tea and iced tea lover, Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I have three tattoos!
My Philosophy Don't raise your voice, improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu)
What Gives Me Hope America has finally seen through George W. Bush and Dick Cheney -- at long last!!!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Work to bring our troops home.
What/who changed my life and why The Burning Bed because I believe it gave a voice to abused women throughout the world.
What Bugs Me Materialism, Deceitful people, Contentiousness, Prejudice of all kinds, Human rights abuse, Drinking and Driving, Animal abusers, Child abusers, Self-absorbed people, Politicians, Racism  
Passions Middle Eastern culture, Family, Ethnic foods, Music of all kinds, Travel, Holistic living, Peace, Spirituality, Learning, Environmentalism, Animals-cats in particular, Computers  
Inspirations Overcomers, People who live simply, People who are doers not complainers, People who make a difference, Music, The Sea  
What Scares Me Heights, Mice, Snakes, The degree to which people can hate  
Role Models Paul Rusesabagina, My husband, Desmond Tutu, Maya Angelou  
Quotation Don't raise your voice, improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu)
Interests Sociology, Religions and different cultures, Motorcycles, Kaballah, Metaphysics, The paranormal, Herb gardening, Training dogs, Mind/Body/Spirit, Live Theater, Movies, Music, Reading, Meditation, Beladi Dance, Yoga  
Books Books on Islam, True Crime stories, Books by Ann Rule, Books by Dean Koontz, Early Stephen King, Books on Women's Spirituality, Anything by Kathy Reichs, Anything by Tess Gerritsen, Books on Taoism, Books on the Paranormal, Books on Judaism  
Music Absolutely everything!  
Movies Primeval, Hotel Rwanda, Open Water, The Illusionist, Moonstruck, Any good horror movies, Snatch, Chasing Freedom, House of Sand and Fog, The Perfect Storm, Fiddler on the Roof, Ushpizin, Troy  
TV Shows Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, CSI - al of them, Bones, Burn Notice, Saving Grace, Damages, The Tudors, The Shield, The Riches  
Favorite Foods Chocolate!, Cheesecake, Green tea, Coffee, Vegetables, Ethnic foods, Salads, Anything made with rice  
Favorite Places Wales - My Heritage, Norfolk VA, Oak Harbor WA, Algoma WI, Near the ocean  
Can't Live Without Books, Music, My husband, My cat, My computer  
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