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Arika

The Basics

Name

Arika

About Me

Website/Blog/Tumblr

artkarmaandsex.tumblr.com

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends to Make Out With, A Girlfriend, Business Contacts

Are You Out To Your....

Everybody

What I Like

Favorite Books

"Looking For Alaska" by John Green (I've read this book 10 times)
"The Other Side of Paradise" by Staceyann Chin
The "Shades of London" series by Maureen Johnson
"Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth" by Warsan Shire
"Just After Sunset," by Stephen King (some of the best short stories I've ever read)
Anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche but I really loved "Americanah"
"Hyperbole and a Half," for Allie Brosh (in book form and for obvious reasons!)

Favorite Queer Books

"Madness Vase," by Andrea Gibson

Favorite Movies

Saving Face
Black Swan
Requiem for a Dream
Attack the Block
District 9
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Adjustment Bureau
Rango
Zombieland
21 Jump Street
Chronicle
Pariah
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
Wall-E
Wreck It Ralph
Mosquita y Mari (I wish this was longer)

Favorite Documentaries

Marley

Favorite TV Shows

Breaking Bad
Scandal
Mythbusters
Archer
Modern Family

Favorite Music

Soul/Neo-Soul

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

Janelle Monae

Favorite Quotes

"I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you./I want to ride in the swing of your hips./ My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech."- Jeffrey McDaniel

“I want to be the girl your parents will use as a bad example of a lady.”- Staceyann Chin

“She kissed as if she, alone, could forge the signature of the sun.”—Saul Williams

"Your body is a church whose doors close to me.
I’m waiting on your steps trying not to tremble, I don’t know any other place that I can go and pray inside of.
It’s why still when I am close to you sometimes my skeleton shivers electric and why sometimes I shudder heavy in this heavy coat called mine…" — Anis Mojgan

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

First Person

Favorite Writers

Warsan Shire
Staceyann Chin
Tananarive Due
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
John Green
Maureen Johnson
Amy Tan
Junot Diaz
Khaled Hosseini
Zadie Smith
Jesmyn Ward