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About Even Curiouser

Beauty is power. Style is armor. Movement is freedom.

Living is more than lipgloss and sci-fi. It’s so much more than the right shoes or the right accent items. It’s not the books you read or the museums you visit. It’s about always learning. Being unabashed in your love of matte lipsticks and Louboutins while you eat gluten-free pretzels during a marathon of Star Trek. It’s about not being afraid if the world sees you walking with a cane.

This is a space that explores how to live a passionately curious life no matter what challenges come your way. It’s an approach to life that celebrates the joys and understands the pitfalls of navigating the world with a body¬† It’s about living the best life. It’s about being different and irreplaceable. It’s about never not learning. It’s about tackling the intense pain and isolation of life with a rare disease and making the best damn gluten-free cupcakes. It’s also about lipgloss and sci-fi.

A headshot of Mifa, with her red hair down wearing bright red gluten-free lipstick

It’s coming of age in a Pinterest world when you still have that MySpace vibe.

Tap dance on the CTA
Credit: Rosa Raffart

This site is here to inspire. To instill hope. This is for the women who made it to today and are fighting for tomorrow. For the ones who aren’t afraid to keep trying. And the ones who aren’t so sure they can.

It doesn’t matter if you’re passionate about gluten-free cupcakes, red lipstick and leggings, wellness without woo, setting up a life plan or ways to keep learning, this blog is about being fearlessly yourself even when you’re terrified. It’s about being curious about the world and people around you. And it is about designing your life to be the experience you dream of (even when it effing sucks.)

So, what’s the point?

In 2011, this site started as a gluten-free baking blog. It was a way to stave off loneliness when I lived alone, far from family and friends and no one I worked with was my age. I got to experiment with a camera and try new things. I learned a lot and made a lot of friends, but I learned that I was never going to be the best food photographer or the best recipe developer. I took a break, but missed writing. The past couple of years I’ve sporadically created content, but 2021 feels like the right time to come back to this.

Posts of Epic Proportions

(Or the short history of this site in blog posts)

My first post
My first recipe video
My favorite gluten-free cupcakes
Admitting I had a disease
My first recipe video that I actually showed people
How makeup is my armor


When learning French, saying my name is a difficult switch, so a teacher gave me a nickname that was easier to say…and it stuck. My friends have used it for the past 20 or so years. I’m using this nickname on the web because I work for a large advertising agency and want my real name to stick with my professional work and I’d like to keep mentions of my disability not at the top of search results for future employers. Please respect this choice to maintain my privacy.