As she grew older, Grace began to find ways of embracing her nose. Punk rock gave her the confidence she needed to find her style with a Mohawk and pierced nose with a silver hoop. New York helped her find her avant-garde look, with short, red hair and colourful outfits – a look that made her nose look more prominent. Yet, she was still met with criticism.
But it was that criticism that made her stronger. Today, she is a burlesque dancer and continues to dress to accentuate her nose. She considers it her most distinctive feature and can’t imagine having it any other way.