The Perfect Oreo Cookie

Today marks the one year anniversary of the day I met my sister Dee. I’ve been seeing it in my calendar coming up and I was so excited to write about her. This woman is so strong. She empowers me, laughs with me, takes silly photos with me, and she inspires many. You see, Dee and I met when I […]

He Asked If I Wanted To Go To The Beach

He just didn’t say which one. There he is – Joey Oey.   Years and years ago, when I was about 17, Joe stopped by and asked if I wanted to go to the beach. “Sure, why not.” I said. We lived in Upstate NY.  There are TONS of beaches in the area, so I figured that’s where we were headed.  I put […]

The DJ Nixxx Experience

Let me start by saying I am at a really good place in my life. I’m happy, I’m as emotionally and physically healthy as I can get, and I have an abundance of friends and family who love and support me. Nick Varraso is the reason why. “How can one person be responsible for your happiness and well-being Julie?” You […]

The Beauty of Britney Beards

Pause. Time out. I’m taking a break from telling stories to highlight one of the most important people in my life. Britney Beards. You see, I had to work to get this friendship. His real name is Chris but his karaoke name is Britney Beards. Every night when I first started going to Empire I found him to be one […]