Iaah

The Basics

Name

Iaah

Age

30

Location

Atlanta, GA

About Me

About Me

I’m an ultra-progressive, andro-femme organism who is a total information sponge and who never stops talking about intersectionality. I have degrees in Public Health and in Gender/Ethnic Studies, and minors in Sociology and Human Sexuality.  Education is HUGE to me.

 

My type could be described as the sweet girl next door. I like intelligent, wholesome girly types in sundresses and the like (Also, ahem, thick thighs make me swoon.). Unfortunately, in my experience, most femmes aren’t into other femmes, not even andro-femmes, so……. I’m just gonna read a book.

Check All That Apply

Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Femme

Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy

Secular Humanist, born and raised. Also the oneness of the earth.

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet, Queer Friends to Make Out With

Relationship Status

Single

Virtues

Driven, organized, confident, intersectional, problem-solver…

Vices

Busy, hyper career-focused, too much of a problem-solver at times…

Are You Out To Your....

Everybody

What I Like

Favorite Books

Fathers & Sons,
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,
Waiting For Godot (favorite play),
Portnoy’s Complaint,
The Picture of Dorian Grey,
The Importance of Being Earnest,
The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus,
The Metamorphosis,

Etc.

Favorite Queer Books

Without A Net,
Rubyfruit Jungle,
Counted Out,
Coming Out Under Fire,
Persistence,
Zami,
Tipping The Velvet,
Giovanni’s Room,
Female Masculinity,
Sister Outsider,
Because They Wanted To,
The Picture of Dorian Grey,
The Kite Runner,
Albert Nobbs (short story),
Women On Women (book of short stories),
Etc.

Favorite Documentaries

The Stonewall Uprising,
The History of Sex,
Good Hair,
How The Universe Works,
Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back,
An Inconvenient Truth,
Small Town Gay Bar, Earth,
The Universe,

Pretty much anything on PBS, BBC, or NOVA

Favorite TV Shows

Being Mary Jane

Luther (BBC)

She’s Got To Have It
Between Women
Jeopardy

Favorite Music

Ray LaMontagne

Kendrick Lamar
Bruce Springsteen

Solange

Anthony Hamilton

Maxwell

Robert Johnson
Portishead
Lightnin’ Hopkins

Beyonce
Nightmares On Wax
Missy Higgins
Frazey Ford

6LACK
Ryan Adams
Hozier

SZA

Tegan and Sara

Hamilton soundtrack

Howlin’ Wolf
Soundgarden

Erykah Badu (her music, not so much her)
The Jezabels [sic]
Bob Dylan
Matchbox Twenty
Ben Howard
Santigold
The Black Keys
Chris Pureka
Mumford And Sons
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks
John Lee Hooker
Alina Baraz
Lead Belly
Noora Noor
Amos Lee
Nina Simone
M.I.A.
Tracy Chapman
Tom Odell
Mount Moriah
Samy.Language

If you couldn’t tell, I am much more of a connoisseur of music than film/television. Music IS my film/television. I can get into almost any type of music; I love it!

Favorite Sandwich

You can rest assured that it is complicated and only I could create a sandwich to suit my tastes (picky eaters, please put your hands up).

Favorite Quotes

 

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
-James Baldwin

“It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent.”
-W. Somerset Maugham

“Being marginalized in one area does not negate your privilege in another.”
-Unknown

“Para grabar con el deseo y guardar silencio al respecto es el mayor castigo que podemos llevar con nosotros mismos.”
(Translated, ‘To burn with desire and remain silent is the greatest punishment we can bring upon ourselves.’)
-Federico García Lorca

“I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.”
-Alice Walker

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to make that choice. I like so much of it. I suppose I read articles from the ‘News & Politics’ and the ‘First Person’ sections most frequently. Also the music recommendations.

Favorite Writers

I like many of the writers on Autostraddle. I simply cannot decide.