When Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets Marie Kondo method, what do you get? I daresay this is one of those things where you get to eat your cake and have it too. I’m talking about cleaning out your closet and simultaneously getting new items for the newly-created space in your wardrobe. I introduce you to: clothes swapping parties with your friends.
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for new inspiration, and that often comes from new art and artists! So, it was a complete gem to visit the Art & Social Activism Festival (at 32 Orchard Street NYC). Not only are there many talented artists, but all of them are socially aware! You must go see this festival before it closes this Sunday! To learn more, please read our exclusive interview with the director Nicholas Cohn here.
In a time when the world can seem so cruel, Daniella Monet is bringing in life in more ways than one! This talented actress and singer isn’t letting motherhood slow her down when it comes to helping save the planet and animals. As a passionate vegan and animal rights activist since the age of five, she is not only a huge voice for the movement, but she will help you get there with her three vegan business ventures! To learn more, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
Being a girl in this world can be tough. Sometimes it is nice to let your alter ego take over. This is what Libby Schoettle did, and now Phoebe New York is literally seen all over the New York Streets! To learn more about this amazing and fun artist, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
After racking up 1.6 BILLION views on YouTube, Silentó uses his platform to show young people that e-cigs, vapes, and JUUL are just a bad remake of regular cigarettes.
The American Justice System needs work. We are constantly arresting and wrongfully accusing individuals for crimes they never committed. What is worse is this is much more common for people of color. This is why it is important that movies like Brain Banks helps bring this to light so that we can be more aware and work towards a more fair system. We spoke with the talented actress Mystie Smith about her role as Marilyn in Brian Banks and her experience as an African American female in Hollywood. Please read our exclusive interview here!
With the idea of a looming impeachment and an upcoming election, are the democrats ready for what is coming up next for them?
You may know Colin Egglesfield from his long list of acting roles, or him being named one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, but do you know that he is a two times cancer survivor. He also volunteers with kids suffering with cancer and helps support kids in under-served communities. Colin opens up with Jejune about his cancer journey, and his ongoing projects, in our exclusive interview below.
It is very important to buy from ethical designers, but how are these designers sustainable? Where do they get their fabrics? Who is making them? Well, the answer is companies, people, and amazing ethical manufacturers, like Sonica Sarna Design. Sonica works predominately with Indian women to make ethical/sustainable/eco-friendly/organic fabrics and clothing for designers all over the world. To learn more about Sonica Sarna Design, and her approach, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
If what you wear affects who you are, then it’s clear that fashion brands play a huge role in how we see ourselves. Brand sizes inevitably dictate who can and cannot wear certain clothes, subconsciously setting hierarchical standards within the industry.
September 20th, 2019, will always be remembered as the day millions of people came together to voice their displeasure with official responses to climate change. They were lead, primarily, by children, those whose future will be most affected by the choices made in the present, and supported by adults from all walks of life….
When I first heard about Rain Valdez, I was like, who is this beautiful woman? Oh, beautiful transgender woman? Oh, she acts and writes? Wait, she is redefining transgender roles in her productions so we actually see transgender people as the people they are.. WHAT?? This woman is awesome! Please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here, to learn more about the multitalented Rain Valdez.
Cynthia Bailey is a force of nature: from top model, to actress, to reality TV star, to powerhouse entrepreneur! Oh, and in her spare time she helps train women and men in self-etiquette, self confidence and self-promotion in the fashion industry. Giving them tools that can transfer anywhere else in their life. Basically, how to “Be Better”! To learn more about this strong woman, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
Street art is powerful for so many reasons, it completely changes its surroundings, it is undeniable, and it is free. A street artist can do whatever he or she wants. They put their message out for the world and the world cannot do anything about it buy see it, well, and maybe paint over it.. But there is a lot of power to this freedom. TONA takes advantage of this with his powerful paintings of children that he has painted all over the world and his partnership with Viva con Agua. Please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
After physically surviving hurricane Maria, Anaveth and her family were left with nothing. They were forced to leave their completely destroyed home in Puerto Rico, and become a new version of refugee that climate change is causing, a climate refugee. Dorian just devastated the Bahamas, but these storms do not stop there. Millions of Puerto Ricans are still living with the impact of one storm.. and there are more storms to come. Please click here to read one climate refugee’s story.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which is important because ovarian cancer is often known as the silent killer. To be diagnosed is to have around a 30% survival rate, as it is only diagnosed when it is late term cancer. At 28 years old, Sharon Blynn was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Not only did she survive, but she is stronger than ever! She has become an actress, credits include being in Captain Marvel, and started Bald is Beautiful for other women going through cancer, especially ovarian cancer, to give them a resource and inspiration. To let them know that to be Bald is to be Beautiful!
With the start of NYC Fashion Week on us, it is exciting to see fashion brands who have social causes on the brain and clothing! When fashion makes environmentalism trendy you can have a movement that spreads like wildfires, but wildfires of good. The Wild Soul Project is trying to do just that. They wish to communicate the importance of our plant in an easy approachable way that can become sexy, not just terrifying. And they are doing that with slow fashion, sustainable fabrics, and giving back!
No one will deny that Carrie Preston takes on complicated characters from a fierce waitress in True Blood, to an extremely intelligent quirky lawyer in The Good Wife/The Good Fight, and currently an identity thief manicurist in Claws, just to name of a few of our favorites. In addition to Carrie being a talented actress, she is also a wonderful director. She is very passionate about focusing on creating pieces that give a voice to the LGBTQ world and women. Please read our exclusive interview here to learn more.
Stephanie Corneliussen is fierce, she takes on bad ass roles, is jaw droopingly beautiful, oh, and she has a heart of gold. Certainly one that gets all mushy as soon as she is around adorable animals! To learn more about this strikingly fascinating and exquisite woman, and her experiences being plant-based, please click here.
Let us not repeat history. Concentration Camps are open along our border, and they are holding men, women, children, and Americans. The first step to changing history is to see it for what it is, David Pratt elaborates more here.
There are a lot of ways to start the conversation of environmental protection and climate change, but few are quite as eye catching as what The Good of the Hive is doing! Matthew Willey was inspired by one honey bee and it changed his live. Now he spreads the world of environmental awareness and the need for bees in huge stunning murals around The United States. To learn more about The Good of the Hive and bees, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
Humans are creatures of habit. Ergo, when they see something that is different than what they are use to, sadly, many respond in fear rather than love and curiosity. This is what Jennifer Cheon Garcia learned growing up in a small town in Canada. Learn how Jennifer overcame the impact that bully had on her life, and her thoughts on bullying nowadays, in Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
After interviewing Lisa Linke, I knew I needed to have a new best friend. She is talented, passionate, hilarious, and tells it how it is. There were more than five times I found myself wanting to shout “hells yeah!” to her comments about women’s rights, equality, voting, and getting to know one’s period. Please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here. I know you will love her as much as I do!
Love, loss, and grief are powerful emotions that we don’t like to talk about, but to heal we need to, and we are stronger if we do it together. This is what Madilyn Bailey learned after losing her grandmother, and writing Red Ribbon. Click here to learn more and see our tribute editorial for her grandmother.
The new abortion laws that are rapidly being passed and proposed across our country are easily on the mind of most women in the US, but I know one southern belle who is speaking out! Jenn Lyon’s does more than take on passionate characters, but she is using her voice to speak out against the restrictions that are being put on women’s bodies and fighting for women’s rights. To learn more about Jenn and what she stands for, please read further in our exclusive interview here.
If this past weekend hasn’t proven to you that climate change is a worry, I don’t know what will! But is our future bleak or is there hope? David Pratt walks us through some of our options here.
Isabella Nicole maybe young, but she is already thinking about the future of our world. She can often be found signing at charity events that support mental health and fighting climate change. To learn more about Isabella and her new single, Headphones, please read our exclusive interview here!
What is the definition of being a female? Being a male? Being queer? Explore these concepts with this dynamic photography series from photographer Jesper Molin and model Lilith Etch, as you read along with Lilith’s thoughts on the topic here.
You may have heard of Zoe Saldana, but have you met her younger sister Cis Saldana? Cis is an amazingly passionate woman who is fighting to make the world a better place. Learn about the inspiring Cis, and her thoughts on immigration, the boarder, and Trump here!
Karimah Westbrook not only plays a passionate mother on CW’s All American, but she gives back to South Central Los Angeles’s youth through an amazing organization call A Place Called Home. To learn more about Karimah and A Place Called Home, please read further in Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
Youngeun brings her edgy South Korean style to New York City in a sustainable way. To learn more about her and her creative designs, please read our exclusive interview here.
Shakira Ja'nai Paye is an up and coming comedian that you don’t want to miss! To learn more about her, her comedic group Obama’s Other Daughters, her thoughts on prison reform, and who she feels should have been on the Iron Throne, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
Hello, my name is Kira, and I’m a pole dancer. If there is an addiction to have, this is the one. Pole dancing has changed my life only for the better, like many others, but don’t just let me tell you that. Jejune was lucky enough to interview nine amazing dancers. Click here to learn more about the pole community and the inspiring people in it!