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hollymath: Selfie: white person, three-quarter profile, smiling, brown hair shaved on the side we can see, chin-length on the other (me)

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Created on 2011-03-30 21:30:55 (#709876), last updated 2019-04-24 (16 hours ago)

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Name:Holly
People in this journal
There's Andrew, my husband. And Stuart and [personal profile] magister, or James, my boyfriends who live other places. Andrew and I have a dog called Gary. Most other people who get mentioned are friends, though feel free to ask if I'm not making sense.

What I do
I'm in my second year of a BA in linguistics. I'm particularly interested in linguistic discrimination. I'm volunteering on a cool project to make museums more accessible to visually impaired people. I'm a Lib Dem and a bisexual activist. Oh and I Kickstarted a book about being an immigrant, which I'm now working on, to fund UK citizenship.

Things I Like
Mostly I write about my life, but other things you might read about include science, baseball, cricket, politics (of the UK and U.S. varieties). I'm bisexual, I'm partially sighted, I'm an immigrant; these are all things I write about too.

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I always welcome new people. One of my favorite things about the heyday of LJ was randomly friending strangers so I'm sorry if I've done that and you don't like it. No hard feelings if you unsubscribe/revoke access, and none intended if I do the same to you.

Almost all of my entries are public so I grant access pretty readily; I understand if it's a bigger deal for you.

I read almost everything and leave more comments than I receive, but I don't mind if other people don't do those things.

Anonymous comments are allowed here; I'm lucky enough not to have had too bad an experience with them. But do try to ensure your comment is at least two of the following: kind, interesting, helpful or useful.

your livejournal reminds me of the "temperance" card in the Rider-Waite tarot deck. i'm thinking the one foot in the water, one out / and the cups (one the Past, one the Future, with a bidirectional stream between...) suggest your ability t'be precisely and entirely in Northern England (with all the fascinating negotiations required of a non.native), yet capable of presenting an uncompromised evocation of a fully realised and engaging Minnesota, by sun or by lamplight. a triumph of MEMORY and ... environmental engagement.
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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
(Douglas Adams)

I left Minnesota and since then have known one problem after another but restlessness hasn't been one of them. Ever since I left home and came to New York [England], I've known exactly who I am. Ich bin ein Minnesotan. In Minnesota, it's never really clear what that means, but living in Manhattan [Manchester], I know exactly what Minnesotaness means — it means moi — and I plan to stay right here and enjoy it.
(Garrison Keillor)

In my day, we'd just turn the wireless up and get on with it.
(Alan Moore misquoting Victoria Wood; I like his version better)

They had not brains enough to be introverted and repressed.
(I am one of the people Joseph Heller is talking about here)


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