The Feral Geographer is a cis-gendered white queer femme who lives on an island off the Western coast of Canada.
She really is a geographer, as evidenced by
- A childhood obsession with maps
- A university degree in the discipline
- A current membership with the Canadian Association of Geographers
She really is feral too, or at least she strives to be… as evidenced by
- A habit of skipping work in favour of reading/adventuring/making stuff
- A predilection for scavenging items from the trash instead of buying them new
- A preference for relying on community instead of the state to solve her problems
The Feral Geographer also identifies as an anarchist, a feminist, an activist, an anti-racist, and an artist. Oh yeah, and a bike geek: She loves bicycles. Other favourite things include DIY, science fiction, chapped lips, public transit, public radio, public libraries, figs, home canning, and critical analysis of just about anything. The Feral Geographer takes a stand against particle board, gates that stand alone with no fence on either side of them, and fruit salad; she urges you to do the same.
As FG has found geography to be more a matter of perspective rather than a way of earning a living, she is currently embarking on a new career as an electrician; you may notice that her adventures in this realm have provided much blog fodder. While the electrical career takes off (in maddening fits and starts), she has been filling her time with employment in other areas such as organic farming and water system management. She prides herself on her adaptability.
Folks who appear in this blog include Oats, FG’s partner in life (and marriage); Ballou, the cat; and Mo, the dog. FG shares a house with her friends, Captain Pestou and Sum, whose cats Gamin, Val, and Had, also make the occasional contribution to household drama. Next door lives Jag, who has been friends with Oats since time immemorial, and thus is also part of FG’s chosen family.
There are probably more recurring characters who could do with pseudonyms, but it’s a work in progress.
A note about comments:
FG loves comments. However, if you use her real name, a readily-identifiable nickname, or anything that indicates her location in your comment, the Feral Geographer reserves the right to remove it from your comment. Thanks!