From Chicago Reader:
JoJo Baby made a life as a living doll. After nearly four decades in nightlife, the artist and performer died this spring from a long battle with cancer. They were 51. Before becoming JoJo, they were born Joseph Arguellas—the oldest of four children raised by a Greek father and a Lakota mother. From the modest comfort of their Logan Square home, JoJo grew up watching their mother transform from what they described as a “plain Jane” to a “super vixen,” using beauty tricks honed from years working as a Bunny at the Playboy Club. That planted the seed for understanding the body and self as a facade that could be altered to elicit a response.