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25 Unknowns of Aela

By Aela Mass |

When I first got this project idea from the wonderful editors at Babble, I thought: 25 things people don’t know about me? That’s going to be hard! My life is and has pretty much always been an open book, thanks to my inability to curb my tongue. Whether it be my own emotions or a social, political, or environmental issue, I’ve never mastered the art of remaining quiet – though, to be honest, I’ve never really tried. In high school, I was voted, among other things, “most outspoken” (a title I proudly share with my friend of almost 20 years) and “most likely to have her own talk show.” That was 16 years ago. And while much has changed in my life since then, it’s uncanny how on-the-mark my fellow classmates were. So, today, I dug deep and came up with some facts that most people don’t know about me.

Hello, my name is Aela. And I’m a type-A extrovert.

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Two Moms tell you 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

I am completely tone deaf

This isn't an exaggeration. I have an awful singing voice. But that doesn't stop me from rockin' out in the car! God bless my wife for putting up with me. In fact, she knows how much I love singing while driving that she actually gives me songs to sing. It's quite the scene. I pity our poor kids though. Bedtime songs aren't going to be pretty.
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About Aela Mass


Aela Mass

Aela Mass is a lesbian writer and editor living the dream on Martha's Vineyard with her wife, Sara, and their dog, Darla. She miscarried her twins at 17 weeks and has undergone numerous IVF, FET, and IUI cycles. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post among other publications. For more of her work, visit her blog Two Moms Make a Right. Read bio and latest posts → Read Aela's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “25 Unknowns of Aela

  1. Tamara says:

    I have a beyond severe phobia of vomiting too. It’s the scariest part of pregnancy/having a child(they seem to be sick all the time!). I almost let my fear scare me out of having children, but I’ve decided to push through and try for a baby.

  2. Phyllis says:

    I remember the years you were with the ‘circus’, I also love mayo on my burgers & fries (I hear that’s a french/belgium thing), The Shining is a great movie (redrum, redrum, lol), I am sorry about the in-law thing for both you & your wife Sarah (their loss), Never saw Jersey Shore & don’t understand why Kim K & her family are so famous, I think it is very cool the way you 2 took your names & I have no doubt you will learn to fly!!

  3. Rae says:

    Just wanted to say I love your middle/last name naming deicsion! So wish we would have done that when we got married.

  4. aelahmass says:

    Wish I could take the credit for the idea, Rae! I kind of stole it from my sis-in-law. When she married my brother, she/they decided she’d move her maiden name to her middle name (instead of the cumbersome hyphenated name), take our family’s last name, and name her children with her maiden/middle and our last. So now, her and both the kids have the same middle names and the same last names. I sometimes wonder if my brother wishes he had taken her maiden for his middle. I’ll have to ask him! Thanks for the words of support :) We were happy to take their idea a step further for our family!

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