Hi. I'm Sarah, the LJer formally known as "fuckedupinpink". Born and raised in Montreal, but I've been in Vancouver for over 10 years now, and so I guess that makes me a local. Some will tell you that this city is one that you come to quickly outgrow; me, I'm rather impossibly fond of this corner of the world - the ocean and mountains do wonders for me.
I'm working on the transition between my undergraduate years to graduate work (think: critical theory -- gender studies, post/colonialism). When I'm not busy pulling my hair out trying to learn to be an academic, I dance (mostly modern and tap these days, and getting back into swing), miss my piano, and love my partner (sometimes plurally). I'm quirky and dischevelled, have a brain that's working on disolving the barrier that I've imposed on it for too long that separates the creative from the academic, a heart that I sometimes think is too big for my own damn good, a body that loves to move and be moved, and am impulsive to a fault: my journal is pretty much a chronicle/manifestation of all of this.
I've been described as a firebrand.
I work with kids, because there's no better way to be reminded each day that "life is joyous and juicy". (Yesterday, I was told I was a "beautiful volcano".) I've taught dance and swimming, and run daycamps during the summer, and spent many years nannying for children I came to love as my own.
I've been known to spend a weekend stripped down to my skivvies, painting a lover's bedroom a stunning shade of deep red.
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