Hello again! We made a commitment at the start of the year to produce more thoughtful content, not just on our social media channels but also on our journal. So here we are, introducing our 10 Questions series. This series is inspired by the Women’s March and the movement to celebrate Women. We hope to bring you insights from other female creatives and entrepreneurs. Through this series, we will interview women who charm and inspire us. We hope you feel the same way about them.
Our first guest is Leesa Travis, a veteran makeup-artist who doesn’t define herself by her profession. She has been doing makeup professionally 36 years, most notably for Bobbi Brown Makeup. As a mother of two grown boys, she knows a thing or two about balancing a career you love and family.
What I love about Leesa is her tenacity and her sage and insightful advice.
Complete the sentence: A woman is…
…fascinating and layered and complicated. If she discovers herself, a woman is magical.
What are you currently working on?
I’m painting, writing a book (and I’m not a writer), and enjoying my 50’s.
What would you say is your uniform?
Casual and artsy.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Laila Ali or Queen Latifah
Top 3 things you must have in your bag?
A fan (for my hot flashes), my wallet, and my makeup bag.
What’s your dream?
Live bi-coastal (Vermont & California.)
Find a mate
Publish my book
Live well (which I already do)
What’s the last thing you do before going to bed at night?
Listen to meditation tapes, Esther Abraham Hicks Tapes or raise vibration healing frequency tapes — what can I say, I’m a hippie.
What’s your hidden talent?
I compose music.
What are you reading right now?
Southern Women by Susan Tucker. It’s about domestic workers and their employers in the segregated South — a bit more realistic than The Help.
If you could sing one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s too complicated to answer. My taste in music goes from James Taylor to Tupac. I’ll go with Stevie Wonder’s As.
Thanks so much, Leesa!