AnomaLily lives in Portland, Oregon where she fills her life making data look pretty, playing with budgets, wonking about transportation, riding her beautiful bicycle Dora, and organizing people and things. She eats 3 tacos every morning for breakfast.
She is the Minister for the Exterior at Beeminder. She also teaches personal finance classes to young adults. She recently launched a community podcast studio in a 1960’s Airstream trailer.
She serves on the board of the Harry Potter Alliance, an international organization that builds youth into activists through the power of fandom. Since 2013, she’s been a member of the Portland Bureau of Transportation Advisory Committee and is happy to answer your questions about massive spreadsheets of government grants.
In 2007, she started the Bowie Vs Prince dance party bike ride. Since then, it’s grown to include more than 1,500 people a year.
She serves breakfast and coffee to bike commuters on the Tilikum bridge every last Friday of the month from 7AM to 9AM as part of Breakfast on the Bridges. Occasionally in superhero garb.
She has participated in three Project 365s, where she takes a self-portrait of herself every day for a year. She also took a picture of everything she bough for an entire year. While it has increased her photography skills slightly, mostly it has made her capable of making a fool of herself in public with no regrets, as seen here: