RULES: Tag nine people you would like to get to know better.
How old are you? 24, 25 in February
What’s your current job? I do sort-of-freelance marketing for money and I volunteer at a museum one morning a week. I’m trying to go to grad school but we’ll see how that goes.
What are you talented at? Writing, cross stitching and knitting (as a beginner), singing, reading fast, talking to strangers and making people feel comfortable.
What’s your aesthetic? I like big, bold colors. Clothing-wise I used to wear a lot of 50s-ish clothing but recently I lost some weight so some of those looks don’t work as well on me anymore. I do like romantic and rich colors things, but NYC has me wearing a lot of black clothing, skinny jeans and booties.
My dad’s interior design aesthetic, which is often coastal New England focused, has really influenced me. I love unfinished wooden edges and textures. I also love Islamic patterns and designs, especially persian rugs and blue and white tiles.
Do you collect anything? Romance novels? But not old ones. Just my favorite authors.
What’s a topic you always talk about? Diversity in the ancient world, female scholars who history has forgotten, British mini series that I love, why romance novels are feminist, why museums are important, female comedians, etc
What’s a pet peeve of yours? When people get mad for asking questions that seem dumb or obvious. I do marketing for finance firms, which is obviously pretty litigious, and I often have to confirm information. I HATE when people get snippy with me for reaching out to confirm information. I AM DOING MY JOB. SORRY YOU THINK YOUR TIME IS TOO VALUABLE FOR ME.
Good advice to give? If something doesn’t go the way we want it to go, it can feel like the world is going to end. But it doesn’t. The sun keeps rising. You figure something else out. I often have to remind myself that this IS my real life. You can’t keep waiting for something to fall into place. You have to look around you and recognize that you are living, even if the situation is not what you want it to be.
Three songs you would recommend? “Sweet sweet Music” from Bob’s Burgers, “Kanye Rant” by Bo Burnham, “Beautiful” from the musical Sunday in the Park with George. (I mainly listen to podcasts, not songs…)