Janine James

Janine James

Bio

Janine is a Bay Area native with an infinite love for dogs with beards, cider, and upcycling. When she isn't crafting up a new piece of writing you can usually find her binge-watching horror movies on Netflix or splurging at a local farmers' market.

Janine James Articles

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Casting The Zola Story

We've got some good picks.

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Deal with it.

8 Things Girly Girls Are Tired Of Hearing

There is still such a stigma associated with being ultra feminine from both men and women in our society...and it’s stupid.

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Get. It. Girl.

8 Things I've Learned From Weightlifting

It wasn’t until my sister started getting into weightlifting that I decided to give it a shot. As someone who had previously approached exercise with a negative eye, I started with all of the same preconceived notions that many women do. However, after adapting to the lifestyle over a year ago, I cannot imagine a life without lifting. Here’s why!

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Sure, the appropriate thing to do would have been to put in my two weeks' notice. But even the idea of being in that environment for that much longer sounded like complete torture.

Nothing Is Worth My Happiness — I Quit!

“I hate my job.” It’s a phrase that's thrown around pretty regularly between friends, family members, and even complete strangers discussing their unpleasant careers at the bar.

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Won't Leave You Freezing

We all have that one friend who reuses the same cat ears every Halloween.

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I Don’t Want To Be A Mom, And I’m Not Going To Change My Mind

Contrary to popular belief, maternal instincts do not strike every woman like a freight train. I’ve never been a “kid person,” and to be honest, I don’t really enjoy their company. Sure, I have met some cool children over the course of my life, but deep down, I just know it’s not for me.

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Missing The Mark: Lack Of Diversity In Alternative Modeling

The alternative modeling world isn't exempt from the problems that plague the fashion industry at large — namely, the underlying racism and fat-shaming.

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#5: Get crafty.

6 Upsides Of Unemployment (That Don’t Involve Becoming A Shut-In)

Become besties with Mad Men, Empire, Game of Thrones, New Girl, American Horror Story, and so many more.

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Dear Internet, Stop Trying To Make Clown Contouring Happen

Just when you thought the highly YouTube-able practice of contouring was on its way back into the trend vault for another 10-15 years, we’ve been blindsided by a new variation on the technique: clown contouring.

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