About Me

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Name: Anna, a variation of the Hebrew “Hannah,” meaning grace

Zodiac: Gemini Sun, Leo Moon, Virgo Ascendant

Myers-Briggs: ENFJ

Enneagram: Two with a Three-wing [the Host]

Patronus: Humpback whale

Favorite Places: Mt. Hood, OR; Raquette Lake, NY; Powell’s Books in Portland, OR; Cape Town, South Africa; the kitchen of whatever house in which I find myself

Dream destinations: Mexico City, Japan, Peru, Bali, Palestine, the Canadian Rockies, Oahu (to gorge on tropical fruit, primarily)

Goals: Learn to rock climb, preach a sermon, work on a small-scale farm, manage a farmers market in a small town, open a travelling supper club in an Airstream trailer, work in public radio, complete a multi-day backpacking trip in the mountains (currently eyeing the Sisters Loops in Oregon and the West Highland Way in Scotland), learn how to gut and clean a salmon, form an all-girl bluegrass band, keep falling in love with everything

Likes: Waking up outside; Henri Matisse sketches; bodies of fresh water; making soup; hazelnut coffee; folklore and legends (particularly Celtic and Appalachian); Minnesota Classical Public Radio; Birkenstocks; delirious 2 AM talks; anything Joan Didion has ever written; all things Harry Potter; untamed eyebrows

Dislikes: Cilantro; slow walkers; fluorescent/artificial light; cold hands; economics (I just don’t have the brain for it); New York Times articles about milennials; anything “curated”

I am still writing my way toward a place where I fit.–Roxane Gay


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