Emily Zinnemann
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Emily Zinnemann was born in Los Angeles and raised in California and British Columbia. She graduated from the University of Toronto and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

After completing her MFA, she conceived and executed the LivedBy project, in which she ceded control of her life to the Internet for 39 weeks. She has worked as a publicist, university instructor, and social media consultant. Today, Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York and blogs at TIWWCBF.

Blog Entries by Emily Zinnemann

Mothers and Daughters: How to Be Your Own Person

Posted July 21, 2011 | 10:15:42 (EST)

When my mother told me the Huffington Post had asked her to blog for them she said she didn't know what she'd write about. I suggested a few ideas. She could blog about cooking or financial advice or her new status as an empty nester. Maybe she could write about...

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Mothers and Daughters: What Does it Mean to Be a Daughter?

Posted July 7, 2011 | 08:53:54 (EST)

As an actress, my mother has no trouble exploring her feelings in a public forum. When she sees people off at the airport she likes to smile and shout, waving both her arms in the air while jumping up and down. In her blog,...

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Mothers and Daughters: Can Your Mother Give You a Happy Life?

Posted June 22, 2011 | 13:07:48 (EST)

When I read my mother's post last week I was standing in line for airport security in Detroit. I was as impressed by the eloquence of her writing as I was unexpectedly moved by her candidness. When I got to the lines:

Obviously, reading that I had not...
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Mothers and Daughters: A Fairy Tale?

Posted June 9, 2011 | 09:43:20 (EST)

My mother often clasps her hands to her chest and exclaims in a tone of breathless awe that fairy tales "really do come true!" And who can fault her for this? She grew up shooting squirrels and frying them in ketchup for dinner; sleeping in attics, woodsheds, and empty porches;...

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