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My name is Taylor.
I'm American, female, and a Christian.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in International & Cultural Studies, focusing on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, with a minor in Sociology/Criminology.
I speak passable conversational Spanish (along with terms relating to police, military, and medical personnel), basic conversational Arabic (and terms relating to Islam, Arab culture, terrorism and terrorist groups, and some medical terminology), and beginning American Sign Language.
Since June 2007, I have been a civilian role player and moulage makeup artist (realistic injury makeup) for training exercises for emergency responders - police, EMS, civilian CERT teams, and the military. It's important training for them, and has been a very fun and interesting experience for me!
Things I can provide information on for your writing research - feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer:
I was born 4 months premature, with mild Cerebral Palsy (mainly affects my left side) and Hydrocephalus, and spent a lot of my childhood in and out of the hospital for various illnesses, emergencies, and surgeries.
Outside of the hospital, I function well and lead a normal life. I enjoy reading, creative writing, hiking, camping, rifle and pistol target shooting, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Movies: Prince of Egypt, Phantom of the Opera, Sahara, Home Alone 1 & 2, Night at the Museum, Evan Almighty, Freedom Writers, The Guardian, Black Hawk Down, The Blind Side, Lone Survivor, A Few Good Men, Believe Me, Breakthrough
TV Shows: 24, Glee, SEAL Team, The Brave, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, ALIAS, Prison Break, Homeland, Amazing Race, This Is Us, Sleeper Cell
Music: Contemporary Christian, Arabic, Celtic, country