The Basics




Oakland, CA

About Me

About Me

Life Enthusiast. Constantly Learning Friend.

Check All That Apply



You Do You

Relationship Status

Single, Damaged


Dedication. Empathy. Vision.


Instant Gratification.

What I Like

Favorite Books

Morning Glory: The Autobiography of Mary Lou Williams
Oh the Places You’ll Go
Leading Lives That Matter
Autobio of Malcolm X

Favorite Queer Books

Taking recommendations, though!

Favorite Movies

Jurassic Park
Err’ Batman
James / Giant Peach
Spirited Away
Big Fish
Good Burger

Favorite Documentaries

How To Make Money Selling Drugs
American Movie
More Than A Game

Favorite TV Shows

The Office (Seasons 1-8)
The Walking Dead
Hey Arnold!
Fresh Prince

Favorite Music

Radiohead. Oasis. Coldplay. Kanye. Mr. Hudson & The Library. A.R. Rahman. Kendrick Lamar.

Favorite Sandwich

Grilled Chicken, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Bacon, Avocado, Spinach, Extra Tomato, S&P, Pepperchini

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

ALL OF IT. Relationship stuff has proven true and especially useful

Favorite Quotes

We are all here for a reason on a particular path
You don’t need a curriculum to know that you are part of the math
Cats think I’m delirious, but I’m so damn serious
That’s why I expose my soul to the globe, the world
I’m trying to make it better for these little boys and girls
I’m not just another individual, my spirit is a part of this
That’s why I get spiritual, but I get my hymns from Him
So it’s not me, it’s He that’s lyrical
I’m not a miracle, I’m a heaven-sent instrument
My rhythmatic regimen navigates melodic notes for your soul and your mental
That’s why I’m instrumental
Vibrations is what I’m into
Yeah, I need my loot by rent day
But that ain’t what gives me the heart of Kunte Kinte
I’m tryina give us “us free” like Cinque
I can’t stop, that’s why I’m hot
Determination, dedication, motivation
I’m talking to you, my many inspirations
When I say I can’t, let you or self down
If I were of the highest cliff, on the highest riff
And you slipped off the side and clinched on to your life in my grip
I would never, ever let you down
And when these words are found
Let it been known that God’s penmanship has been signed with a language called love
That’s why my breath is felt by the deaf
And why my words are heard and confined to the ears of the blind
I, too, dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I’m one of a kind in a full house
Cuz whenever I open my heart, my soul, or my mouth
A touch of God reigns out
-J. Ivy

Favorite Thing on

First person blogs about difficult subjects. I love the vulnerability the writers exhibit and the support the community returns. I’m especially excited for the STEM/tech section that just started!!!
Also, CAMP.

Favorite Writers

Dr. Seuss. Sandy Banks. Gabby. Isabelle Allende. Ray Bradbury. J.K. Rowling. Eugene Robinson.