To be an environmental engineer and clean up the Environmental Protection Agency;
to learn something new every day.
Blunt Honesty, Loyalty, Attention to Simple Things (love notes, phone calls
just to say hello).
Ignorance, Vulgarity, Jealousy, Lack of Independence and Individuality, Homophobia.
PHRASE TO LIVE BY:
What is right is not always popular, what is popular is not always right.
I STAND UP FOR:
Animal rights, Environmental issues -- I want to do what I can to preserve nonhuman
MY STRONGEST INFLUENCES:
The fierce independence of my mom, my Cherokee ancestry.
MY IDEAL COUPLE:
Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart in "The Dark Passage" -- the looks
they give each other leave no need for words.
Cindy Brown is in the middle of a spirited discussion about the environment
and destructive human appetites when temptation turns her pretty head. Six Hell's
Angels roar up on Rose Avenue, rattling the open windows of the cafe where we
sit, just off the beach in Venice, California. "Oh my God," Cindy
exclaims, her eyes suddenly gleaming. "I want a Harley real bad!"
What? A gas-guzzling vestige of our unenlightened past? "Oh man!"
she says, immediately launching into a new story. "I was sitting at Johnny
Rockets on Melrose Avenue one night, and this woman drove up solo on a Harley.
That's supposed to be a man thing. Everybody gave her respect right away. I'm
constantly looking for a way to do things that women aren't supposed to do."