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Columbus, OH

About Me

About Me

Hello! My name – Viengsamai- is pronounced approximately like wing-some-eye. I’m a Lao-American in Ohio who is always happy to make friends, and sometimes I write things. I like to read, play video games (current favorites are Hades and the Mass Effect trilogy,) and hang out with my little black cat, Skeleton.

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Queer, Trans



Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet, Business Contacts

Relationship Status

Domestically Partnered

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What I Like

Favorite Books

This is such a hard question! I sell books for a living!!

Right now I would have to say my favorite book is actually a picture book – I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. It’s an absolute delight of visual storytelling with a little bit of a dark twist that readers of all ages can enjoy.

I’d also really recommend We Do This Till We Free Us by Mariame Kaba as a text digging into abolition & transformative justice – it’s easy to follow and raises a lot of important questions (and some answers) that can be helpful to people at any stage of exposure to abolition.

Favorite Queer Books

I’m gonna have to go with the classics here, Stone Butch Blues was the first book that ever really made me feel seen, and Fun Home has the honor of being one of the only books to make me ugly-cry.

Favorite TV Shows

My partner and I are watching all of Star Trek (yes, all of it) in order of release. We’re on DS9 right now – I don’t think I’ve actively watched another non-Trek show in about a year.

But I will add The Muppet Show simply because I love the Muppets.

Favorite Music

Anything I can sing along to! In practice, this usually means mostly music from the 60s and also Taylor Swift.


Favorite Sandwich

For sure Bahn Mi