And now for an introduction…

After yesterday’s rather “in-your-face” post, I’ve decided to continue on a lighter note and tell you all about myself ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m 25yrs old and currently in my first year of uni.  Previously I worked for 5 and a half years in admin for a debt collection agency.  I still work part-time for the agency, doing legal documents from home.

During this first year at uni, I’m doing a couple of Arts papers in Sociology, Mass Communication and Political Science.  I’m also doing a paper in Astronomy to fill in time.   Next year I will be starting Law in Ethics and Human Rights ๐Ÿ™‚  Eventually I want to get into advocacy for women and LGBTQ.

Speaking of LGBTQ rights, while I generally don’t like labels, I identify myself as a pansexual queer.  Pansexual because I can be attracted to anyone, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation, including transgender, whether they be MtF or FtM.  I do tend to be more generally attracted to femme or androgynous people.  Queer because my own gender identity can be quite fluid.  While at the moment I tend to be more femme, I do go through stages of “butch-ness”.

I’m also a slightly kinky submissive.  J is my master and I trust him and love him dearly with all my heart.  You can find him here.  During the past 6mths we have been taking a more polyamorous approach to our relationship.  However, after my depression had a vicious resurgence recently (original diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder back in 2003), we have decided to place that on the back burner for the meantime and focus on the two of us and getting myself better.

I am a natural redhead though at the moment my hair is blue-black with honey highlights.  From tomorrow it will be chocolate-brown with honey highlights.  I go through phases of hair dying about every year or so, and while I’m ready to go back to being a redhead now (after being red with blonde & purple streaks, completely purple then onto blue-black), I need to continue being at least dark brown for the next six months, otherwise I won’t suit the colour of the dress I have to wear when I’m bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding in January 2011.

Weddings!!  My fiancรฉe J and I are also getting married on 1 Feb 2012.  Being as that is only about 18mths away, I need to start looking for a celebrant.  Seeing as 1 Feb is the date of the celtic harvest festival of Lammas, I’m going to need to find a celebrant asap, so I can book them for the date that I want.  The celebrant also needs to have experience in performing a handfasting.   If anyone knows of any contacts with regards to this in Canterbury, New Zealand, please let me know in the comments or email me.  Also any suggestions with how to go about organising a pagan handfasting ceremony and reception would be most greatly appreciated.

Continuing with the wedding theme, if anyone knows of any dress makers who specialise in plus-size wedding dresses, please let me know!!  I’m proudly plus-size and vow to not be one of those women who diet for months before their wedding to be the perfect size for their dress, having ordered the dress two sizes too small in the first place (diets don’t work people!!).  My ideal wedding dress would look something like this in red and white with black detail. My maid of honour and bridesmaids will be in black. And oh my god, isn’t this jewellery gorgeous!!??

So that’s me, in a not-so-small-nutshell ๐Ÿ™‚