"Kansan by choice." Almost four years, now. :)
How I came to live in Lawrence
Born, raised, and educated in the elitist East, I found a great job after college but was laid-off/fired from the big-city future I was so sure was mine. Hurt, but determined to stay in the same field, I begged my way to a no-pay office job--in Lawrence, KS. At night, I danced at a gentleman's club for income. Rather unwillingly, I fell in love with my taboo job. As of August 2012, I'm officially on vacation until Autumn. :)
I can't answer this question anymore.
I volunteer with a women's group when I can. (Admittedly, I have not had much time in 2012 so far). I also give small monthly donations (every little bit counts!) to my college and the high school I spent the most time at.
My other favorite charities include:
-46Mommas (pediatric cancer research)
-Echoing Green (social smarts meet $-smarts, unleashing biz talent to solve world problems)
-HCCI of Kansas (offers financial navigation help to Kansans & eye-opening education on poverty)
-The Global Fund for Women (they "mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges")
Favorite Web sites
An opportunity to help tell a story through dance.
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce; The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende; The Rise of David Levinsky, Les Jeux Sont Faits, anything by Ernest Hemingway, anything in Vogue/Elle/Vanity Fair.
Favorite TV shows
I also like Family Guy, Masterpiece Theatre, all kinds of movies. Any re-runs of Frasier, Cadfael, Ghostbusters I&II, Are You Being Served.
Erin Brockovich, lots more.