Who am I?
- I am Women's and Gender Studies/Classics double major with a minor in Medieval Studies who really likes finding connections between the present and the things she's been studying.
- I'm an alum of Beloit College who doesn't know anything too specific about where she wants to be or what she wants to be doing with her life in 20 years and is perfectly fine with that.
- I've been involved in queer activism since my first year at Beloit. I spent two years as the Treasurer of our Sexuality and Gender Alliance and have attended the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) twice.
- I am an amateur linguist. I am fluent in English and Italian, and can get by in German, French, and Spanish if I have to. I read basic Latin, and am working on expanding my vocabulary in Hindi and Ancient Greek beyond about 20 words each.
- I am a world traveler. I have lived in four different countries that I remember (the US, Germany, Italy, and India) and have visited at least nine others. I have gone swimming or wading in at least five of the world's major bodies of water.
- I am a dancer. I've had the opportunity to learn styles from ballet, through Irish step-dancing and kuchipudi (a style of Indian classical dance), to social ballroom and contra.
- I read a lot of fantasy books. I'm particularly fond of the works of J.R.R Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Mercedes Lackey, and Terry Pratchett.
- Speaking of Tolkien, my friends will tell you that I'm a bit obsessed with his works. Considering that I named my computer after an obscure character from the Silmarillion it would be prudent not to argue.
- When it comes to music, I was raised on the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, Enya, and the Beatles. I've added to that an interest in Irish music, a few different musicals, Italian pop music, and stuff by Alexander James Adams and similar artists.
- I am sometimes a knitter and always a cat person. When I was younger I wanted to be a crazy cat lady when I grew up.
Image: A butterfly I found by the side of the road at the University of Hyderabad.
Butterfly by Emily K-Q is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.