Humans of Parkland-Alexis Guiliani

Sarah Powers

Staff Writer

Photo by Sarah Powers | The Prospectus  Alexis Guiliani giggles as she tells a childhood story about her mean older sisters.

Photo by Sarah Powers | The Prospectus
Alexis Guiliani giggles as she tells a childhood story about her mean older sisters.

Alexis Guiliani

Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong historical period? I love the 50’s. I’m obsessed with how everything was at that time, especially how people dressed. I look around now and think, ‘Why are you wearing that? What is that?’ I also really enjoy the classiness of it, but then part of me is also in love with the 90’s and that mess. I have so many moods, so sometimes I’ll wear 50’s-style clothes, and then another day I’ll wear a 90’s workout outfit.

When I was in fifth grade, I would draw clothes in my notebook and it was the ugliest thing. I would scribble something on the page, design it and think, ‘Wow, I am totally going to do this someday.’ I love fashion to an extent, but it’s more of a hobby than anything.

I have two older sisters and an older brother. I don’t really know what my brother does – that’s kind of a strained relationship, but I think he’s, like, a big businessman in Texas. We have the same dad, but we don’t have the same mom. He wants to become the mayor of San Antonio, so he’s definitely successful.

My sisters, when I was younger, were awful to me. Oh my goodness. I remember one time they said there was a tornado warning, which there wasn’t, but they convinced me to get into the basement. They said, ‘Okay, get into the crawlspace and we’re gonna slide the dog in after you.’ I was like six, built like a twig, and here comes this hundred-pound dog being lowered into the crawlspace on top of me. The dog got so nervous that he started peeing all over me! I think after that happened, they realized that it was just too awful and told me I could get out because it was over outside. I remember crying so hard. At the time, I didn’t know how to take a bath or shower by myself, so I begged them to help me, and they refused, so I sat covered in dog pee until my mom got home.

My childhood was just the biggest terror of my life.