[identity profile] craxy4life.livejournal.com
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] craxy4life at Snail Mail Lesbian Pen Pal?
Name: Michelle
Age: 44
Location: Ohio, USA
How do you identify: Oh so many answers... one of which is lesbian.
Interests/Hobbies: Writing, playing piano, hiking, movies, spending time with friends

I am looking for a pen pal interested in old fashioned snail mail. We can discuss anything from the far left to the far right and everything in between. I grew up going to church and continued growing my faith through college. While still actively serving in music ministry I came out as a lesbian. I continued to attend church though my membership was technically revoked. I eventually stopped dating altogether because I couldn't reconcile my faith with my feelings. That was about 14 years ago. Over the past year I've come to believe I can no longer deny that I am both a lesbian and a Christian. Granted, all this is just one aspect of my Craxy Life (aka crazy life). Some of my other labels include introvert, adult ADD, goofy, socially awkward in large crowds, and deep thinker... oh, I also have Swyer's Syndrome which you've probably never heard of.

If you are interested in a pen pal, send an email to: mharper at hgellc dot com
We can decide from there if we are interested in sending snail mail and exchange addresses. Your location in the world is not important as I am happy to send mail anywhere.
[identity profile] janeanger.livejournal.com
Name: L

Age: 28

Location: Philadelphia

How do you identify?: Queer femme -- I'm in a 4-year relationship with a generally straight dude. He rules.

Interests/hobbies: Coffee-making, coffee chemistry, coffee nerdery. Photography, in particular self-portraiture. Going to see lots of live music and gathering gumption to make my own. Riding my bike as much as possible. Learning the ins and outs of opening a business opening someone else's place, because I plan to open my own in the next year. Also, scouring thrift stores and flea markets for that lovely thing I can't pass up. Collecting: Raggedy Ann and Andy things, dead things, old things with charm, jewels of the costume variety, and records that are scratched but have fabulous album art. Fashion, passably, but not mainstream things very much. I also do more than the average amount of baking.

Favourite books: How about authors instead? Jeffrey Eugenides, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Thisbe Nissen, sometimes Augusten Burroughs, Tom Robbins, Carson McCullers, Henrik Ibsen, Zadie Smith, Anita Diamant. I collect books impulsively, mostly from flea markets and thrift stores, mostly about art and artists, photography, essay collections, historical collections, feminist collections from the 90's (awesomely hilarious at times), classics that I should have read in high school or college but only skimmed to write the assignment. I love books. I would trade books, actually, if someone wanted to do that.

Favourite films: The Royal Tenenabaums (ok, all of Wes Anderson), Shortbus + Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Love Actually, all the Nova specials on Netflix, all the historical documentaries on Netflix, all of the bad crime dramas on Netflix. Revenge of the Nerds, the Harry Potters, Clerks, terrible 80s films starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack, or Jeff Goldblum, Weird Science, Labyrinth, Doctor Who (I have a problem).

Favourite music: David Bowie, Dr. Dog, LCD Soundsystem (yes, still), Ponypants, Wanda Jackson and the other ladies of rockabilly, the Carter Family, Willie Nelson, Meryl Haggard, Hoots & Hellmouth, Peaches, Neko Case, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Roky Erickson, Antony & the Johnsons, The Avett Brothers, SO MUCH MORE. Never too much.

What would you like to send/receive? Mix tapes or CDs, stickers from local businesses in your area, drawings or art that you make, letters telling me about you and your life happenings, fiction, 'zines, local independent news publications/magazines, photographs, small bits and bobbles you've found in your journeys -- basically anything.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from? Radical human beings... Probably 25+ in age, but I am not a stringent person.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to? Wherever, whenever.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive? That which might get me arrested?

What would be in your dream letter or package? Taxidermy, an awesome letter, a hand-crafted piece of jewelry utilizing found objects, a map of a town I've never been to, or basically anything. I get excited to get mail. Period. End of subject.

Anything else you'd like to add? I have a cat; her name is Booker.



This is at a work function two days ago, and no, I don't wear glasses. They were photobooth props...?

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