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The Full Story

  • Alissa became a teacher in 2017. She taught grades K-12, created a music program for the academy from scratch, taught piano and voice lessons, and pursued a Master of Education degree.

  • In 2018 Alissa created the first Chic Athletic Skirt with Attached Leggings.

  • Alissa launched Modest Skorts (formerly Chic) launched in January 2019, originally just selling on Amazon.

  • In 2020 Alissa adopted Bane, Nena, and Nola, and Muddy Mastiffs burst into life.

  • Later that year Jason moved cross country to Alissa's town and proposed.

  • The Blacks eloped on January 6, 2021, coincidentally on the same day as the insurrection.

  • This came just after Alissa's September 2020 diagnosis of Conversion Disorder. A more up to date name for this debilitating condition is Functional Neurological Disorder.

  • FND functional neurological disorder brought this promising life to a screeching halt.

  • After an epic life melt down followed by lots of healing and rebuilding, Alissa is creating again.

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