The Beautiful Brunette Blog
Christina Loveless is a Lifestyle blogger born and raised in Texas. Originally from a historically hidden town called Weatherford. Christina launched this site in 2016 as a safe place for others to dive into the world of Fashion, Makeup and of course pet health as inspired by her furry little friend Athena who is also her Emotional Support Animal. Christina was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2016 and writing is her way of being able to create things that will hopefully inspire others to feel safe and able to express who they truly are.
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A Little about Christina
How Old Are You
I am 26 years old. My birthday is July 6th, 1993.
Where are you from?
Well I was born in Lubbock raised in Weatherford and now I live in Houston where I am attending the University of Houston to finish my Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration on Applied Linguistics.
What is An ESA or Emotional Support Animal?
Good Question. An emotional support animal is an animal that can help you with your mental health. It should not be confused with a Service Animal. ESA’s have no public access. The only thing ESA’s have access wise is some non-pet-friendly hotels (depends per state and which hotel’s policies will allow it. normally you have to call ahead of time or classify you’re bringing an ESA. And they normally will work with you.) and airplanes. and you will have to bring your ESA letter. The only way you get this is by attending therapy regularly. 🙂 Also if you have an ESA and a Therapy letter and you live in an apartment they are legally not allowed to charge you rent. Go read the equal housing laws. That’s the laws ESA’s fall under. And if you want to know more about service animals and their rights check up on the ADA Act.
Why are you open about your Mental Health?
I started being open about it because I knew that is the only way I was going to accept it for what it is. And no one talks about it in an honest way. I don’t want to feel embarrassed by my mental health issues, and I don’t want others to feel that way either. I am a firm believer if you talk openly about it others will learn and then want to talk about it openly as well. The only way I feel like you can break a “stigma” is to discuss it and learn from it. So I talk about my mental health issues openly.
What kind of Dog is Athena
Good question. I honestly don’t know. Currently we are doing the Embark Vet DNA test.
Why did you choose the name “Athena”
When I moved into my first apartment I had a roommate who got a dog around the same time I got Athena and she named her dog Apollo. She wanted me to name my dog “Artemis” but she didn’t look like an “Artemis” to me and I always like the name “Xena” for a dog name and that almost was her name. So I stuck with the greek theme instead and named her Athena. And it fits her personality to a T honestly.