Arika

The Basics

Name

Arika

Age

31

About Me

Check All That Apply

Lesbian

Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy

Yoga

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area

Are You Out To Your....

Everybody

What I Like

Favorite Queer Books

“Patsy,” by Nicole Denis-Benn”

“Madness Vase,” by Andrea Gibson

“The Other Side of Paradise” by Staceyann Chin”

“Zami: A New Spelling of My Name,” by Audre Lorde

“Juliet Takes a Breath,” by Gabby Rivera

Favorite TV Shows

Schitt’s Creek

Tuca and Bertie

Bob’s Burgers

Brooklyn 99

The L Word: Generation Q (of course?)

Broad City

Parks and Rec

Atypical

Bojack Horseman

The Good Place

Russian Doll

Favorite Music

Glass Animals

Little Dragon

Kllo

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

Janelle Monáe

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 Writers

Warsan Shire
Staceyann Chin
Tananarive Due
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Amy Tan
Zadie Smith
Jesmyn Ward