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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
From singer to activist Malynda Hale does it all! At a time when there is so much going on it is very refreshing to see more musicians tackling the hard issues through music. But Malynda doesn’t stop there! She also co-hosts a very interesting socially aware podcast called #WeNeedToTalk, acts, and is a vegan! To learn more about this incredibly intelligent and inspiring woman, please click here!
Meet the adorable Veggie Kitty, and be inspired to go vegan through her fun memes, tweets, videos, and posts. She will have you chuckling along, wanting to share her thoughts, and eating your veggies in no time. Please see some of Jejune’s favorites and her interview here.
Emma was told by the doctors that they can attempt to salvage her leg, but even if successful, it would result in limited mobility. This would mean she will never be able to dance or do gymnastics again.
Influencer, Brittany Bloomer, from Sydney, Australia is hosting a non-profit, Pound Paws, to find homes for cats and dogs and to minimize euthanization. Check out her article here in Jejune.
Meet Claire Wasserman who started the group, Ladies Gets Paid, to help educate women on how they can advance in their career and close the gender gap. Check out now!
*Image Photographed by Stephanie Geddes*
Model Mia Kang has been a top model for years, she talks to Jejune about her years of eating disorders and struggles. Now, she is fit and ready to knock-out a new area in modeling, are we ready for healthy and happy size 6-8 for models? Mia is ready.