The Art & Social Activism Festival Will Leave You Inspired!

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.

COVER: Daniella Monet Helps The World Be Cruelty-Free

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.

Phoebe New York Is Somebody

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.

Mystie Smith Talks About The Wrongfully Accused

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!

WodBottom, Empowering Your Booty!

As a woman who works out, well, lets just say a lot, and is in fashion, the boring gym clothes get old really fast! I need something with personally, creativity, will make my butt look good, and if it has a few unicorns, that’s an added bonus! This is how I came across WodBottom, but what I didn’t know is that WodBottom does all those things and is a huge advocate for domestic violence victims. What a beautiful mix. Females in fitness getting stronger, which in turn gives them confidence, helping to fight domestic violence. It is perfect! To learn more about WodBottom, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.

EDITORIAL - Getting Real With Colin Egglesfield

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.

To [Period] Cup or Not to Cup By Marina Buksov

It’s the new fad for sustainability, for saving resources and ridding our planet of non-biodegradable (and blood-soaked) materials, one period and one woman at a time. While Thinkx and similar platforms has revolutionized period-absorbent underwear, period cups go a step further in satisfying your cyclical needs. Learn more here!

Sonica Sarna Design Is All The Buzz Words!

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.

Rain Valdez Has A Razor Tongue

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.

COVER: Dancing with Cynthia Bailey

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.

TONA Paints Everywhere

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 The Storm Ends.. - By Anaveth Vega

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.

Sharon Blynn is Bold, Bald, and Beautiful!

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!

Wild Soul Project

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!

EDITORIAL - The Personalities of Carrie Preston

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.