My name is Britt.
My greatest aspiration in life is to grow up to be a crazy cat lady. Currently I am in training under my Meemaw, who is an excellent role model in this field.
I think consenting adults should be able to love and marry whoever they wish, regardless of race or gender. I just happen to be straight, but I did kind of make things more adventurous by marrying a Canadian. Whole different breed, that one.
I’m a feminist. That means I believe in equality for all genders. I firmly believe that instead of teaching our daughters how to cover up their boobs and to avoid drinking, we should teach our sons not to rape. I believe women working the same jobs as men, with the same experience, should receive the same pay. I believe that we need more women in government. Also, I love my power tools.
I have a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) and English Literature from Murray State University. I am currently finishing my M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership (NCATE) at Tennessee State University, an HBCU (a historically black college and university).
I taught high school English and Journalism for four years. I learned a lot in that career: I went into teaching for all the wrong reasons, I think public education in America needs huge reforms to make it viable long-term in this changing world, I am an excellent writing instructor, and that although I enjoyed mentoring students, teaching at the secondary level was not for me.
As I finish my advanced degree, I work seasonally on contract for a couple of different big names within the standardized testing industry. I manage people and conduct training sessions on how to score writing assessments. I really enjoy my job, but my long-term goal is to work at the post-secondary level mentoring students.
I am a gamer. I started role-playing on AOL in middle school. I’ve done every tabletop RPG under the sun. I have a fondness for Mechwarrior and Neverwinter Nights. I met my husband playing the (horrible) free mmorpg FlyFF. I was a hardcore raider and a guild master of a US Top 200 World of Warcraft guild. Some couples go out to the movies. My husband and I destroy internet dragons together as our bonding experience. Currently, we are too busy being adults to settle down with another MMO, but we still play other less time-consuming games here and there. I recently set up a Retropie and am having a blast playing the classics!
I created and I wrote the webcomic See No Evil. Unfortunately, my artist quit, so I am currently just writing the damn story in a novelized form.
I am licensed to carry a concealed weapon and I have a Bersa Thunder .380. As a former teacher and a handgun owner, I am vehemently opposed to teachers carrying to school. I see absolutely no reason why civilians should ever own assault rifles. I believe that handgun ownership should be pretty strictly regulated but that weapons used for hunting are a whole different beast.
I don’t want to have children. Neither does my husband. Stop bugging me about it. Our cats are our kids and we love them dearly.
My head ain’t screwed on straight. That’s what my Sugarbandit (grandfather) always says. But being normal is boring anyway, so I like my life just the way it is.