If we must use labels as a convenience on this earthly plane, two labels that fit me are "goth" and "granola."
I enjoy bats, coffins, Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Christian Death, visiting cemeteries, nineteenth century literature, vampires, nineteenth-century and cyber fashion.
I also enjoy tofu, trees, veganism, buying in bulk, anything from the Moosewood Collective, nutritional yeast, and consignment shops.
The DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic unites the two.
I like to make and eat granola while listening to playlists that originated in the late '70s in the Batcave and wearing all black clothing (with a fair few t-shirts from here).
I do not claim to represent all of goth-dom or granola-ity. Generally, these labels are applied externally, though I wait for the day when I'm so goth I think labels are passe. They are, from an ultimate perspective, unimportant.
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About the Author
I earned my BA in Religion from Princeton University in 2012 with minors in Creative Writing and Judaic Studies. In 2013, I became an AADP-certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's program. If you are interested in working with me to build healthy habits, click the coaching tab.
I deconstruct and rebuild recipes to make them vegan and gluten-free. I've been vegan since 2010 and gluten-free since 2011, the former due to egg and dairy intolerances and spiritual reasons, and the latter due to gluten intolerance. I began this blog to answer the "What the hell do you eat?" question right before I declared myself gluten-free in Spring 2011.
Here's my FAQ post.
Besides recipe R&D, I explore cemeteries. My reading stack next to my bed usually includes scriptures from various traditions, comics, cookbooks, and speculative fiction. I write poetry. An empty dance floor is an opportunity, no drinks necessary. Ardha Matsyendrasana is my favourite yoga pose. Walking lets my mind work in ways I can't begin to explain. My collections include Monster High Dolls and plush cats. I currently reside in Northern Colorado with my partner, "TC."
Here's an explanation of my name.
Here's my reverse FAQ.