I will not hide. I will be who I am. I will be who I was meant to be, and I will not let others decide for me who I am.
Rocco Rinaldi Kaylatos
Mellissalynn, Mellissa to her friends, was born in and is a resident of central Illinois, in the United States. She served twenty years in the US Navy, achieving the rank of Electronics Technician First Class Petty Officer. She retired in January of 2005 in San Diego, California, and returned to Illinois six months later, after obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.
Mellissa began writing a tips and tricks column for Pretty T-Girls magazine, put out by the Pretty T-Girls Yahoo group, in April of 2008. Since that time, she has provided articles consistently to every issue of the magazine. More recently, she has started sharing articles with SIS magazine, which is put out on deviantArt.com, and also the Special Girls magazine, also put out on Yahoo.
In September of 2012, Mellissa began attending cosmetology school, taking both cosmetology and esthetics courses. She graduated the school in January of 2014, and has since returned to the school to take courses to become a cosmetology instructor. She also is working in a local salon as a professional stylist.
She loves to hear from readers! Feel free to e-mail her any questions you may have, or any tips, tricks, or comments you’d like to share. She can be reached at MellissaLynn@sisterhouse.net