Laila M.

The Basics


Laila M.



About Me

About Me

I don’t know how I stumbled upon Autostraddle, but I liked what I read so far – so here’s my brand-new account. I’m majoring in English & Philosophy, so what I write should be fairly accurate most of the time. If it isn’t, blame it on me being a night-owl and not a native speaker :) As far as queer life is concernced, a lot of people seem to think that college is the Holy Grail – strangely enough, I came out at my high school, but I haven’t felt the need to be out here. I guess that’s because my last relationship was a complete desaster (which is why I checked “rebounding” even though it felt a little exaggerated) and I was quite content to be single.
What else? I love pet rats and used to have a pack of six. As soon as I know I’ll have enough time to take care of them, I’ll find some new rats who need a home (e.g. marooned rats, lab rats).
I went vegan when I was 19 and before that I was vegetarian for 7 years.
I love piercings, I already have 2 Helices on each side and am planning on getting 1 Rook and 1 Conch in each ear. I also like tattoos – right now I have 1 behind each ear, but I’m sure they’ll accrue with time ;)

Check All That Apply

Bisexual, Queer, Pansexual, Femme

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet, A Girlfriend

Relationship Status

Single, Rebounding

What I Like

Favorite Movies

10 Things I Hate About You, 300, American History X, Analyze This, Army of Darkness, Benny & Joon, Burn After Reading, Captain Abu Raed, Cruel Intentions, Dogma, Edward Scissorhands, Endgame, Fido, Fight Club, Final Destination, Finding Neverland, Identity, Idiocracy, Instinct, Interstate 60, K-PAX, Match Point, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Office Space, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Role Models, Scoop, Scorched, Seven Pounds, Shooter, Shutter Island, Thank You for Smoking, The Butterfly Effect, The Dark Knight, The Departed, The Green Mile, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Road, The Shining, The Sixth Sense, Tideland, Tonari no Totoro

Favorite TV Shows

Angel, Babylon 5, My Name Is Earl, Reaper, Psych, Scrubs, Supernatural, The Persuaders!, Queer As Folk

Favorite Music

A ACDC, Agalloch, Alice in Chains, Amir Sulaiman, Anthony Hamilton, Apocalyptica, Arcade Fire, Arch Enemy, Arctic Monkeys, As I Lay Dying, ASP, Audioslave, Aventura
B Belle & Sebastian, Ben Folds, Black Spiders, Blink 182, Bloodhound Gang, Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, Bullet For My Valentine
C Cat Stevens, Children of Bodom, Combichrist, Crippled Black Phoenix
D Damien Rice, Deep Purple, Die Ärzte
E Einstürzende Neubauten, Ektomorf, Explosions in the Sky, Extreme
F Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Fun-Da-Mental
G Glashaus, God Is An Astronaut, Guess Who
H Harry Belafonte, HIM (old stuff), Hund am Strand
I India Arie
J James Brown, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Deutschland, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Joshua Radin, Journey, Juno Reactor
K Kansas, Kettcar, Kevin Michael, Kings of Leon, K-OS
L Lacrimas Profundere, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Ludacris, Lynyrd Skynyrd
M Marillion, Marilyn Manson, Marilyn Monroe, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Metallica, Mike Oldfield, Mogwai, Mono, Muggs, Muse
N NERD, Nirvana, Noisuf-X, Norah Jones
O Oasis, Oceansize
P Pearl Jam, Placebo, Postal Service
R Rammstein, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Roter Sand
S Schiller, Seeed, SHNARPH!, Sigur Rós, Silverchair, Simon & Garfunkel, Sneaker Pimps, Suicide Commando, System of a Down
T Tanya Stephens, The Beatles, Them Crooked Vultures, The Smashing Pumpkins, This Will Destroy You, Toto, Train, Trivium (old stuff)
X Xotox
Z ZZ Top

Favorite Writers

Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, George Orwell, Harper Lee, Hermann Hesse, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sherman Alexie, Terry Pratchett, Victor Hugo