Hi! My name is Skye Taylor. I am a 37 year old disabled person with an income from Social Security. I am Agender, and healing from the first round of surgeries for my physical transition. Despite my healing process not being complete, my mother (who was never very supportive of my physical transition) is kicking me out of the apartment we live in, located in Oakland CA, on November 1st, and moving out-of-state—whether I’m fully healed or not. A spare room would be ideal, but I’ll take a couch— it beats sleeping on a park bench! I am looking all over the SF Bay Area, but focus primarily on the East Bay because it’s cheaper.
I am allergic to cigarettes, cats and eggs. Cat fur gives me asthma attacks, so if someone has a cat, I could not live there. In regards to my food allergy, as long as the mixing bowls and counter-tops where eggs were prepared are washed, I should be fine. I’m a vegan, but after years of living with non-vegans, I don’t mind being in a meat-eating household.
I’m not sure how much people charge for couch surfing these days, since I haven’t done that in a while, but with my income, $300 a month is what I can manage while still being able to buy food and other necessities. I don’t have a car, so I need to be within walking distance of public transport. My disability does not affect my ability to do things like climb stairs or other low-impact physical activities.
A trans-friendly, non-binary friendly, Goth-friendly, African American-friendly home is an absolute necessity. Since it’s couch surfing, I wouldn’t be bringing a lot of stuff with me, like a bed or dressers… unless there’s a huge living room with space for such items! I plan to put what little furniture I have in storage, and just pack the bare necessities. I don’t wanna clutter up someone’s apartment with a plethora of stuff if it’s a tight space. That would be rude!
It would have to be a place where I can stay until I find an actual apartment, which could take weeks. I don’t smoke anything (not even 420), I don’t do recreational drugs, no alcohol, no pets, and no kids. I’m a social person (at times), like to make people laugh, witty, non-judgmental, intelligent, honest, respectful, caring, and kind. I have never been a party animal, and even when I lived alone, I didn’t do much entertaining of house guests. I went to other people’s houses.
Even though I don’t work, I don’t sit around doing nothing all day. I have a fully-loaded, homeschooling curriculum that takes up my time: Egyptology, Geography, World History, Sociology, African American Literature/Harlem Renaissance, Religion, and last but not least…French! I like to do little craft projects, and I enjoy time outdoors. Occasionally, I do sleep a lot, but that’s because I’m still healing from surgeries. If there’s internet in the place, that would be helpful, and I could pitch in with the cost of that. If not, then there’s always the library. I love to rock out to a variety of Goth, 80’s New Wave, and Alt-rock bands… but I always use headphones. I want to be respectful to my flat mates.
I think I gave enough info, so if anyone has a spot available, please email me: