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When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a slash” to keep her head above watera writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. One night each week, Lilibet would go to The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, don a pair of white boy shorts with a matching tank, touch up her lip gloss, and crawl into a giant glass case behind the front desk. There, she could do whatever she wantedcheck email, catch up on reading, even sleepas long as she ignored the many hotel guests who would point and ask the staff, Is she allowed to use the bathroom?” (Yes.)
Dog-paddling through her twenties, Snellings resisted financial bailouts (for the most part) from her sweet Southern mother and business-oriented dad, while pondering her peculiar position as a human art installation. Was she a piece of art or a piece of ass? Was she allowed to read both Walt Whitman and US Weekly as she lounged in an oversized, waterless aquarium behind a hotel concierge desk? From misinterpreting a modeling agency interview as a talent audition, to avoiding Bond-girl-style deaths at New Year’s Eve parties, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while living in LA.
Lilibet Snellings was born in Georgia and raised in Connecticut. She earned her MFA from the University of Southern California and maintains residences in both Los Angeles and Chicago. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, LA Magazine, Anthem, Flaunt, and This Recording, among other publications.