I grew up in the Deep South and now live in a Midwestern state capital.

The things that I used to do: fast food service; bookstore┬áretail; pizza delivery; radio and television broadcast production; newspaper packaging and distribution; office clerking (in life insurance and student loans); environmental nonprofit customer service; roller derby officiating (non-skating); grocery co-op clerking, customer service and management; cat shelter volunteering; inventory services; bookstore retail (again); and office administration (organic food certification). I’m a poll worker on most election days.