Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 12:37 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me


Well... I thought I was back in full force, but after some self reflection i'm coming to realize swapping doesn't bring me the same joy it used to. I plan to participate in some group swaps from time to time to keep the creative juices going, but i'm going to slowdown as a whole here.

I plan to keep going along with my kitchen challenge swap series and host the occasional LGBTQ & digital art swap, but i'm quite simply burnt out.

Hello hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Boston, MA. I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.
I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota before moving and still hold rural Minnesota in my heart.

I identify as non-binary, and I use they/them/their pronouns! I have a marvelous girlfriend with an adorable long-haired cat.

As for the cat, Radish - she is "free roam". I do my best to keep her out of my crafting supplies and away from projects, but I can't guarantee that any swaps I send will be completely free from dander/a random stray hair. If you are extremely allergic to cats please let me know and we can work something out!

As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".

I see a lot of people asking not to send "Politicized Rainbows". I say boo! to that, send me those politicized rainbows for my queer little body to revel in! I'm especially happy to receive non-binary and genderqueer related items as well.
Just another Liberal, Queer, Feminist killjoy. ;)

I tend to keep pretty busy between work, art projects, baking, and gaming. I am a fairly relaxed and easy-going person striving to make the world a little brighter. I like to bring enthusiasm, positivity, and wonder to everyday life. Intersectional Feminism, Queer activism, and social justice are important to me and I hope to address them more in my art, work, and life.

I'm happy to chat with people in a respectful manner if they have questions related to LGBTQ matters. :)

Human Rights

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres

Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Opera.

Current favorite bands/artists include:

Beirut - Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Galantis - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Nickel Creek - Saint Motel - Janelle Monae - ABBA - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow - The Ink Spots - Prince

I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know - International Waters - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff To Blow Your Mind - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Brother, and Me - Wonderful! - Oh No Ross & Carrie - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone - NPR Politics Podcast - The Goop Yourself Podcast - Heavyweight

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat.

Books & Authors I have enjoyed include:

Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books you can find for like, $1 at used bookstores - Mary Roach books, Issac Asimov

Favorite Movies

Favorite movies/series include:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - What We Do In The Shadows - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-8) - Valiant - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Ladybird - James Bond movies - Spirited Away - Kiki's Delivery Service - Princess Mononoke

Favorite Television

Favorite TV shows include:

The Great British Bake Off - Queer Eye (reboot) - Brooklyn 99 - Stranger Things - Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - House MD - Star Trek (TOS & TNG) - Futurama - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - BoJack Horseman - Bob's Burgers - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Hannibal (NBC series) - Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out!

Favorite mediums/methods include:

sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - watercolor - acrylic painting - origami - mixed media - sculpting - art doll making - print making - surface design (dyeing, screen printing, block printing) - quilting

Likes, Dislikes, and Wish List

I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.

Please don't send extras unless the swap requires it or is related to my profile likes. Sorry to sound like "no fun" but i'm trying to destash my own materials at the moment before collecting more neat things. Thank you for the thought though!!


I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines! I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:

  • Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, M.C. Esher, Alphonse Mucha, Van Gogh, and Charlie Harper - especially his birds!)

  • Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau

  • Nudity is totally fine by me be it photography, paintings, fine art related, etc., I don't enjoy graphic violence against women though.

  • Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake

  • Historical Places & Events from your local area


For tea I prefer:

  • Fruity teas are my absolute favorite!

  • Herbal teas

  • Flavored black & green teas, preferably not "plain"

  • "Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas)

  • Surprise me, I love trying new things!

Hot Chocolate:

  • I LOVE malty hot chocolates and spicy hot chocolates

  • Please no mint-chocolate or white chocolate flavors, thank you!

  • Not a huge fan of "swiss miss" type hot chocolates, i'm happy to swap "fancy" ones with people if interested!


I enjoy:

  • Meat based jerky
  • Vegan jerky
  • Sour candies!
  • Gummy candies (especially sour ones)
  • Savory packaged snacks
  • Hazelnuts & hazelnut flavored candies/chocolate/food
  • Chocolates - dark or milk, no white (blech!)
  • Hot sauces
  • Raw oysters (but please don't send them ;) )
  • Whole, un-ground spices (send me a PM before sending those)
  • Whole bean coffee (no instant, no pre-ground)
  • Interesting non-perishable snacks from your country/locality!
  • I love gin and gin cocktails so if you have a recipe you like send it along!
  • You can't send them, but I love craft beer, wine, and cocktails! So if you know of any fun breweries to visit someday, wines to look for, and cocktail recipes I am all ears!

  • Also, I love trying new recipes! If you have a favorite (without tomatoes, sorry!) send it along be it printed out, written on a scrap of paper, or on a recipe cad (my holder can accommodate cards up to 4x6 inches).

The only food I don't really care for is tomatoes. I don't like them raw or cooked, even in sauces. So no tomato sauces, pizza, salads, hotdishes/casseroles, etc. I'm a weirdo, I know!


My favorite colors include: Purples - Blues - Greens - Oranges I typically enjoy bright "happy" colors, jewel tones, and neutrals (so basically most colors, I know)

As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, retro-futurism, industrial, minimalist, modern/contemperary, and "spooky", Gothic (but not "Goth"), and macabre themes.


  • birds, deer, wildlife - not super "childish" prints though
  • Mushrooms, plants
  • contemporary/modern florals
  • Minimalist geometric designs
  • Solids in bright, neutral, or jewel tone colors
  • I LOVE natural indigo textiles & dyes
  • Purple, purple, purple - especially plum, royal, and "blue" purples

  • For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please

  • I'm something of an aspiring quilter. I enjoy making "Modern" style quilts & textile art projects. I'm currently working on finished a hand quilted quilt and starting up the design of a new one! I've been quilting on and off for years, but I now have time to dedicate more time to quilted projects.


I am a HUGE nerd and love to play a variety of board games, card games, roleplaying games, and video games.

I particularly enjoy these following games:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (i'm currently playing a goblin paladin!)
  • Gloomhaven
  • Lords of Waterdeep
  • Dominion
  • Coup
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill (esp. Baldur's Gate)
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Stardew Valley (i'm in love with this game!)


Pokemon! Especially gen 1-3, but i'm working my way into gen 4-5. I'm an avid Pokemon Go player (PM me for my trainer code!) and i'm currently playing Pokemon Let's Go: Eevee and Alpha Sapphire.

My favorite Pokemon are: Arcanine, Lugia, Suicune, Piplup, Emporeon, Lucario, Cubone, Ditto, Vaporeon, Dragonair, Bayleaf, Xatu, Eevee, Barboach, Mareep, Murkrow, Shuckle, Houndour, Stantler, Raikou, Torchic, Blaziken, Mightyena, Breloom, Wailord, Absol, Latias, Rayquaza


  • Queer positive stuff, especially non-binary, genderqueer & trans related materials
  • LGBTQ related materials
  • Queer Theory & Essays
  • Cryptoquip puzzles
  • Crossword puzzle books
  • I enjoy letterboxing and geocaching - but letterboxing is my favorite!
  • Interesting patches (sew on & iron on)
  • Enamel pins related to my likes
  • Deer related materials, particularly stags
  • Bird related materials
  • I love 500 - 1000 piece puzzles!
  • NASA and space exploration related materials
  • Moths & beetles
  • Recipe cards
  • Interesting cookbooks, cooking theory, and food preservation guides
  • Medals, amulets, tokens, coins
  • Tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items
  • Items related to hedge & cottage witchcraft

**Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.


Although I genuinely love swapping and receiving mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:

  • Mint-Chocolate and white chocolate flavored foods
  • Coconut and banana flavored foods
  • Strongly scented items, especially almond & vanilla - think bath & bodyworks like products
  • Please, please, please - No MLM (multi-level marketing/pyramid scheme things such as Young Living, Lularoe, Rodan + Fields, Avon etc. I want nothing to do with these companies.
  • Decaffinated tea or coffee
  • Dollar store/bin items
  • Adult coloring books, pages, etc.
  • Not a huge fan of Hello Kitty and most "Kawaii" stuff, or anime
  • Please no die cut paper pieces or paper scraps, I have plenty at the moment!
  • Please no paperclips, erasers, or planner supplies
  • No friendship books/sheets UNLESS its the type of swap I have signed up for
  • Please no cosmetics/make up, nail polish, lotions, or "beauty" products
  • No jewelry (neclaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
  • I have no need for anything child related
  • NO Autism $peaks materials, i'm a fan of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN).
  • NOTHING with "G*psy" in/on it, it is a slur y'all!
  • No overtly religious stuff (I enjoy learning about interesting religious cultural traditions, mythology, and mysticism though!)
  • No "holiday" mascot related items (ex. santa & elves, snowmen, easter bunny, etc.)

I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, realistic rabbits, deer, cardinals, flowers & leaves, etc.

Other dislikes?

Patriotic stuff, fascists & nationalists, pro-military/pro-law enforcement/state-sanctioned violence & domestic terrorism (KKK, NRA, etc.), religious zealotry, cultural appropriation, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, TERFs, SWERFs, and RADFEMs, people who refuse to acknowledge their privilege, bigotry of all kinds, you know - the usual stuff.


Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.

2019: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.

Due to my schedule sometimes I don't get swaps dropped off in the mail until after the mail had been picked for the day (after 5pm in my area). Therefore, sometimes post marks will be inaccurate especially due to weekends or holidays or general USPS chaos. If this is a serious concern for you, let me know!

Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.


Comment: Thank you for the sweet Valentine. And, thank you for reading my profile. Love the hand-drawn chicken with an umbrella. : ) Happy Valentine's day to you, too!
Response: I'm glad you liked the card! Happy Valentine's Day! :)
Comment: I love the card, it was so sweet especially the schnauzer you drew! Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you like the card! Happy Valentine's Day! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card and nice note!
Response: I'm glad it made it to you, Happy Holidays! :)
Comment: Ooooh, a lot I don’t know. Very exciting! (Edit, Dec 2018) Just realized I commented but didn’t rate. How peculiarly rude of me!! My apologies Megan. :)
Response: I hope you found a fun new song! :)
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list, love it!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Just received the journal, thumbed through it and read the first few questions....love the way it's put together and I can already tell that we have so much in common it's pretty scary! Since it will take me a while to read through this all I wanted to rate you now. I'll PM you once I'm done going through it all. Thanks for a great journal!
Response: I'm glad it made to you all in once piece, this was my first journal swap so i've been stressed about it! I hope you enjoy reading through it. :)
Comment: Super cute unicorns, postcard and letter! I dint knew so much about Keith Haring, thank you for sharing it with me. Who knows, one day maybe you can get an original piece! Please, host more swaps like this, I´m really interested. Have a really nice day :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! I'll be sure to host more when I get back from my mini-hiatus!
littlemissme84 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 8, 2018
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
HaoHaoHao rated for OoO: Themed Washi on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing washi samples! I also like the blue with white star one--I am definitely using it in my bullet journal next month! Thank you for the Pusheen extras--much appreciated!
Response: I'm glad you liked them, I LOVE geometric washi! :)
wingash rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Hey! Thank you for an interesting playlist! I'm enjoying every track and just found the new favorite!
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying the playlist, and even found a favorite!
LauRad83 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you Megan
Response: Thanks for the rating, I hope you enjoy the playlist! :)
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 26, 2018
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. Most of the songs were new to me :)
Response: I'm glad you got to check out some new music, I hope you found at least a few you liked! :)
aralyn rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the playlist! A lot of interesting songs that I enjoyed, especially Going Gets Tough.
skier11 rated for Origami Lucky Star Part 1 - USA on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: So sorry for the late rating. Love the variety of stars! Thank you! They survived the postal journey unscathed!
Response: I'm so glad they made it to you! It was super fun picking out all of the patterns.
annim rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the digi art ATC's - 'Spirits in the Sky & "It goes on." Loved that you included the purple cone flowers in your art as well :)
Response: I'm glad to hear you like them! I was sort of stuck on my sender's choice ATC so I used your profile for inspiration!
splendorpursuit rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 22, 2018
zurdoswifey rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the list...will be finishing going through all the songs this weekend...hoping to find some I like =)

Rating Overview

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suntattoo on Dec 19, 2018:

Your RAK arrived today... it is sitting under my Christmas tree <3 Thanks so much, I can't wait to crack it open! :) Happy holidays.

jeka396 on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fabulous RAK!! So many stickers and cards, I love it all!!!

ittybittykitty on Aug 29, 2018:

A belated welcome to Weirder Every Day! I just made you an officer :)

HaoHaoHao on Aug 17, 2018:

Hi! Thanks for the profile comment! I LOVE the McElroys. It’d be cool to do a McElroy-related swap—although I can’t draw, so I’m trying to think of a swap I could do. 🙂

Have a great day!

ladydy5 on Aug 3, 2018:

Hope your move is successful and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined and hope you will join in lots of swaps when you get settled.

splendorpursuit on Jul 4, 2018:

Hi, found your profile from the Share Your Playlist swap and just wanted to share that you profile gave me the giggles. I should have already heard of this, but maybe I’m just a bad bi. :)

“As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".”

This is amazeballs, thank you for posting it. I’m also a research analyst so I’m happy to see another academic! Hope to see you in a future swap. Happy 4th. :)

jukejan on Feb 15, 2018:

Hello I live on the Cape and just wanted to stop by. I am new to ALW group. Perusing Etsy, I saw cool patches, since there is a reference here.

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

njstauter on Dec 3, 2017:

Your Recipes/Spells came. Thank you for the stories and for the sleeves for recipe cards. I have not seen those before and loved the extra touch.

May the move be blessed, carefree and advantageous to your life.

PrairieKittin on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the WTA gifts!! I can't wait to try that chocolate! That tiger eye is beautiful! That's always been one of my favorites.
Thank you!!!!

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