Tassie Types is about growing up and growing older, facing the mirror, and laughing through it all. Here, you'll find stories of family and friends, courage and love, and laughing without fear of the future.

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Yaya’s Big Black Purse Takes a Voyage

Yaya’s Big Black Purse is featured in Voyage Houston Magazine this month! I’m happy and honored to be included in their Houston’s Most Inspiring Stories section. (Yaya would be proud.) I love how this publication supports and showcases local businesses and artists. Click on the link below to learn what inspired the idea for my […]

December 3, 2021

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A Pinch of Basile

Yaya’s Big Black Purse made its big debut on the Pinch of Basile Show! A huge thank you to the hilarious and talented comedian, Basile, and his co-hosts for allowing me to share my story. It was such a fun night! Click on this link to watch the interview, and follow Basile at Basile TheComedian […]

December 3, 2021

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Shout Out!

A huge thank you to Shout Out HTX Magazine for allowing me to share my story! I love what this publication does to recognize and promote small local businesses and independent creatives. Read the feature they did on Tassie Types to find out where I get my inspiration. And thank you to my family and […]

February 6, 2021

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Chicken Soup for the Soul-Age is Just a Number

“Suddenly, I was more than a middle-aged mom with a Mac. I wasn’t just full of wit. I was a writer. What a novel idea!” I’m so excited to be included in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, Age is Just a Number! My story, “Erma and the Bag Lady,” is about an […]

November 21, 2020

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‘Tis the Season

“It occurred to me we’d never had the Santa talk. But if we had, I’d have told him that Santa was love. And you should never stop believing in love.” Christmas came early this year! I’m so excited to have my story, “You Better Believe It,” published in the ‘Tis the Season: A Holiday Anthology […]

November 17, 2020

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VOTE STORY E!

All you disco queens and kings will be happy to know my short story, “Taking the Lead,” made it to the finals in the Writer’s Digest Your Story Contest. Out of 120 entries, my little tale about taking disco dance lessons in junior high was one of the top five chosen by the editors. Now […]

March 4, 2020

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Fowl Play

The Thanksgiving after my grandmother passed away, my family was too chicken to tackle a turkey. Yaya barely weighed more than a Butterball herself, yet she spent days preparing feasts for us, which we would gobble up before she even had time to sit down. In our Greek family, food was love, and Yaya loved […]

November 15, 2018

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Of Mice and Women

Summer officially arrived the day my daughter, Kristina, came home from college dragging a semester’s worth of dirty clothes behind her. She wanted home cooked meals and movie marathons on the sofa, soul searching conversations and the chance to sleep late in her childhood room. It was also the same day my husband went out […]

January 30, 2018

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Footnotes

My sixteen-year-old daughter is saving her toes for marriage. She announced this to me the day before she was to leave for Greece to attend a youth group camp at the Ionian Village. She had begged me for years to let her go on this priceless adventure to explore her heritage and discover herself. She […]

December 7, 2016

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Cock-a-Doodle-Do

The morning before my birthday, I limped to the bathroom mirror and examined the face staring back at me, bleary eyed and tired. Getting older was nothing to be afraid of, I told myself, but my reflection certainly was. I tried to ignore the dark circles pooling under my eyes, and the tiny wrinkles crinkling […]

November 29, 2016

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