My mom got her first and only tattoo at the age of 9 in 1951.
No, she didn’t run a loan shark business, her grandmother did that. Or disappear cars for the Chicago mob, her father did that. Or mastermind a gang of hoodlums, actually that one is true… she was definitely the ringleader.
The truth is a story you’ve never heard. And that story is pretty bizarre. Continue reading “Blood Type Tattoos”
“Sometimes the briefest moments capture us, force us to take them in, and demand that we live the rest of our lives in reference to them.” – Lucy Grealy, Author “Autobiography of a Face”
I was 11 years old when my best friend told me, “You’d be pretty if it weren’t for your face.” How was I supposed to respond to that? “uh, thanks?” In reality, I didn’t know what to say because I thought I was already pretty.
That tiny moment ultimately helped define the person that I am today. Continue reading “You’d Be Pretty If It Weren’t For Your Face”
Women are used to talking about and dealing with body hair because we’ve been removing it since time immemorial.
What we’ve been ignoring is the need to talk about how to deal with our facial hair. Girls don’t get childhood lessons on how to shave their faces when in fact: females have hair on their faces! Some of us more than others. And having facial hair is nothing like having body hair. Continue reading “Shave Your Face”
First and foremost, I am a storyteller.
That’s why I love history. I thrive on digging up and discovering lost stories and voices. Second, and almost as important, I am a performer. I love telling the story.
As the storyteller for ezjoLife I am the personality driving the story. I put my passions together in one place and created my dream job. Continue reading “Who am I?”
I didn’t wear mascara until my late 30’s.
My eyelashes are insanely long, thick, pitch black and perfectly curled. Jealous? Don’t be. What you might be failing to realize is that if I’m this good at growing hair on my head, I’m probably pretty good at growing it everywhere else. Continue reading “Hair”