Essie's Hour of Love began as a journey to share stories of love.
Since our inception, we’ve discovered LOVE is far from a simple topic; it’s neither easily
explained or represented in one form. Love is passion, it is respect, it is dirty, it is honest,
and it is beautiful. Love has a voice, it has a background, and it has endless potential.
And, what love means to you is what we’d love to learn.

Photography by:  Christopher DeMairo

Photography by: Christopher DeMairo



How many times have you moved? 18
Biggest accomplishment to date? My friends. They’re incredible.
Fun fact? I did stand up (once, accidentally).
Worst date? When I find out weeks later that it was an actual date.
Favorite body part? My ears. Funky little things.



Favorite vegetable? Cauliflower. Best served fried.
Word you use most often? "YAAAASSSS!"
Fun fact? I despise belly buttons.
# of drinks it takes to get me buzzing? 2 ima cheap date.
If you could be an animal what would it be? Beluga Whale (I ♥ whales)



Do you have all fingers and toes? For now.
Word you use most often? "Hungry"
Album you would save in an apocalypse? Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
Fun Fact? I have a blue birthmark.
Worst date? I took an edible and lost feeling in my hands



Favorite vegetable? You gotta give it to the onion.
Your go to movie Pretty in pink
Fun fact? I hate dating
Guilty pleasure Back scratches
How long have you been a Brooklyn resident? Nashville is basically Brooklyn

UPDATE! Jimmie is happily married :)