I've been here 3 days, and things are already uncomfortable! I was hoping this wouldn't be any kind of repeat of past negative experiences, but I have a list for you! Start off with it turns out that my host has an outdate profile, so there's nothing about AirBnB hosting, or a partner or anything on there. I get here and I'm with 6 cis men! 3 I have frequent contact with, because they are in bedrooms and I'm in the living room. All 3 of them white, cis; 2 bros. My host, his partner, and another cis het man are in the duplex apartment upstairs. I don't see them as much, but on my first time meeting the one that's usually gone he tries to hook up with me in the most lazy, entitled, uninvested way!
And, AirBnB people are the last people trying to be communal. I've done good, so far with a little money, and they've given me some food. The host also serves breakfast, so I'm not gonna starve but this shouldn't be so hard. I'll skip the rant about people in poverty needing to work together in community and communal efforts to help end poverty, but know that there's a rant there!
The host I'm with can talk forever, and I'm more ok with that than I am this deprecating attitude towards body mods. I'll admit I went a long with society on some of that shit, but if I'm going to call myself pro-choice that means PRO ALL THE CHOICES! Full bodily autonomy ARE GO!
On the good side, I was in the gayberhood. I didn't have to talk to my host if I didn't want to (and I usually didn't). My host also did breakfast! I had all the basics: washer/dry, full bathroom, wifi, etc. We left vague reviews for each other, I can't suggest any black/ brown femme queers stay with this person, because he's completely insensitive to racial issues, and is one of those white cis gay men that erases black trans people from the movement, and doesn't have respect for femmes. If you're heading to St. Louis I'll give you his name so you can avoid him, upon asking.