Bio: Emerald writes for Sweettartbeauty.com, a lifestyle website covering her fascination for beauty, fashion and photography. Her love for beauty and fashion developed at the young age of 12 when she would sneak to wear her mothers lipstick and sit in admiration of her grandmothers sense of style and strength. At the age of 20 Emerald began to experience the effects of a genetic disease that affects her ability to walk and at times speak. Feeling depressed and lost , it was her mothers encouragement that led her to create a blog to share her passion with the world. It was also during this time that she discovered her love for photography. Now 24, Emerald hopes to continue writing about her passions and hopes to jump start a new website called Raising Evergreens that will showcase ordinary people sacrificing their time to be a pillar of support for others.