Letters to a Daughter, Uncategorized

Pretty Dresses

May 1995 The cramped salon is full of excited, talkative teenagers and their overbearing mothers. The chattering sound of gossip fights to be heard over the hair driers, chiming timers and swooshing sink water. Frazzled stylists work quickly, trying to stay calm as they time out the next wash, blow-out and updo in their heads.… Continue reading Pretty Dresses

Letters to a Daughter, Uncategorized

Playing Dress Up

March 1997 Two woman are in a brightly lit basement where a white, Cinderella wedding dress is neatly hanging, protected by clear plastic. The woman with short, brown hair is sitting on a stool, looking up as the brush gently sweeps over her eyes. “Just one week away,” she thinks to herself, with a small… Continue reading Playing Dress Up