Day 6 - Indy srinath
Indy, here’s the scenario:
The people who know you best are gathered into a room together and asked to figure out what they agree are one of your “worst” and “best” features. What would they come up with?
”My people would say that I seem to live on a planet where there’s more than 24 hours in a day. I have a tendency to over plan in a way that is whimsical at best, and maybe grandiose to my detriment… perhaps my dreams and intentions for a day are a bit lofty. I’ve been known to jump on a red eye stand-by flight to LA on a moment’s notice, then attempt to make it back home in time to put my chickens back in the coop for the night. For me, it makes for an exciting day planner, for my friends I know it can be difficult to catch up and connect. My mom tells me I’m like a kite, tethered to the present with my mind soaring in the clouds :)
My people would say that I can be a pretty empathetic person. I am so in love with hearing other people’s history (especially if they have sociopolitical perspectives that differ from my own) that I often dive deeply into conversation with complete strangers that I meet during the day. I tend to be the friend that has to be dragged out of the party, or off the dance floor, or out of the coffee shop because I have an insatiable urge to find connections between myself and others whom I meet. I love the vibrancy of all that is unfamiliar to me, and I treasure other’s willingness to share their experiences with me, if only for a moment.”
Forager, writer, gardener, community builder, mushroom cultivator, thinker, advocate, explorer and adventurer - there aren’t many things Indy Srinath doesn’t at least dabble in a little bit.
We have gotten to know Indy over hours spanning the conversational spectrum. From mycology to theology, agriculture to counterculture, this woman gives of herself so that all communities can have opportunity.
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