About this Lady : Colleen O’Connor

Colleen O’Connor


What’s your weirdest, useless skill?

I’m really good at making up words and getting other people to use them on a daily basis. My husband only calls pajamas, shmumphies now.

What was your favorite BuzzFeed list in the last 3 months?

This is really hard!  Probably, 27 Times Tumblr Used Art History Perfectly To Make A Point. Hilarious and terrible!

What was your best Netflix binge?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! ‘Females are strong as hell’

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people drive too slow and don’t use blinkers.

What is your biggest irrational (or rational) fear?

Posession. I know, it seems dumb but honestly even writing the freaking word freaks me out!

Tell us something you’re looking forward to in the next year?

I am looking forward to making more art, whether it be writing or painting. I have a feeling this is my year to push myself creatively.

What is your favorite concert you have ever attended?

I think my favorite concert was Marina and the Diamonds and she was actually just the opening act… cray cray good.

What was the worst date you’ve ever been on?

Probably the first ‘date’ with my now husband. We were in high school, sat as far away from each other as possible and watched ‘Dude, Where’s my Car?’… Sadly, I’m not joking.

Who is the woman who inspires you most?

Oh my gosh, this one is crazy hard… I am inspired by so many women, I can’t choose one. There are too many personalities and facets of feminist to choose from out there!

What is your dream job?

Exhibition Designer/Curator in a Museum or Gallery  

When was a time you felt most complete?

When I was in Savannah last November on my birthday and realized that I was finally living my dreams and doing all those things I told everyone I was going to do. That, was wholly satisfying.

What was the last mind-blowing fact you learned or realized that shifted your worldview?

That you can still buy windsuits… like 1990’s windsuits… I need one, really badly.