The Basics





About Me

About Me

I’m an English Literature student, an epic dork, a feminist and a Doctor Who fan.

Check All That Apply

Lesbian, Gay, Queer


Karma takes good care of me, though I forget Her quite a lot. (also genetically Catholic)


Relationship Status



Honesty, wit (the British kind but sometimes with a Spaniard's sense of irony), (Spanish-standard) love of hygiene


Flippancy, open acknowledgement of my own awesomeness, complacency, (Spanish-standard) love of hygiene

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Member(s) of Immediate Family, Close Friends, All Friends

What I Like

Favorite Books

‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson, ‘Giovanni’s Room’ by James Baldwin, ‘About A Boy’ by Nick Hornby, ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess, ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley, ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston and I’m sure ‘The Color Purple’ when I get round to reading it

Favorite Queer Books

Anything by Carol Ann Duffy (I’m including poetry collection as books because I can), Audre Lorde, ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’, ‘Giovanni’s Room’ by James Baldwin, ‘Goodbye To Berlin’ by Christopher Isherwood

Favorite Movies

‘The Lord of The Rings’ trilogy, Harry Potter, ‘Imagine Me And You’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Chocolat’, ‘Horton Hears A Who’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘High School Musical’ (ALL OF THEM), ‘Love Actually’, I thought ‘Avatar’ was pretty rad, ‘School of Rock’, ‘Babe’

Favorite Documentaries

Any documentary on Dolly Parton or Elton John (they seem to repeat themselves on BBC4 but I don’t care they’re still amazing), any on Judy Garland

Favorite TV Shows

‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Lost Girl’, ‘Elementary’ (when I remember to watch it), ‘Doctor Who’, ‘American Dad!’ (I know, I know), ‘Aqui No Hay Quien Viva’, ‘Los Hombres De Paco’ (until Silvia died), ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘New Girl’ (ish), ‘Friends’, ‘Lovejoy’ when my mother and I take a mental trip back to the 80s, ‘Come Dine With Me’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Bomb Girls’

Favorite Music

Classical: Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Mahler NOT BAROQUE, IT CAN GO DIE IN A HOLE.

Hip-hop/R&B: Kanye West (!!!!) , Gorillaz, Beyonce, Kano (old stuff though), Lady Sovereign (again, old stuff), John Legend, Frank Ocean, MC Frontalot

British Artists: Blur, Oasis, Jamie T, Beady Eye, Dire Straits (the ‘Brothers In Arms album), One Direction (I respect people with good hair), George Michael, ELTON. JOHN.

Country: Dolly Parton and I may or may not know all the words to John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’

Rock: Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot (SOME of it), The Killers, The Kooks, Mana (accent on the a), Moldy Peaches, Paramore, Radiohead, Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco (before the split), Queen (classic hits), The Script (ish), Snow Patrol and all the other Depressing Bands From My Teenagehood… OH, AND NIRVANA.

Acoustic peeps: TEGAN AND SARA, Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Damien Rice, Laura Marling, Stornoway, Moldy Peaches (the stuff from the ‘Juno’ soundtrack so mostly Kimya Dawson), Alt J and most strange hipster artists on Radio One

Old Stuff That Is Still Fresh: Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Nina Simone, Simon and Garfunkel, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, MOTOWN (Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Etta James, Jackie Wilson etc)

Other: Celia Cruz and other Salsa Stuff My Mum Plays In The Kitchen

Guilty Pleasure: Taylor Swift (I know, I know)

Favorite Sandwich

Hero Sandwich with barbecue sauce, cheese, olives, tuna, raw peppers

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

I'm not sure what this means, but I'm almost sure that the answer is "tacos"

Favorite Quotes

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot

“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can anyone deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“the little fish seem to have gotten together and are nibbling at the body of the whale” – James Baldwin, ‘Giovanni’s Room’

Favorite Thing on

Those witty little comments that get about a bijillion likes because they had little to do with the article content but complimented it nonetheless.

Favorite Writers

Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Chinua Achebe, Zora Neale Hurston, Gayatri Spivak, Eli Clare, W.H. Auden, Nicolas Guillen