Jeanne Joe Perrone

Jeanne Joe Perrone

Bio

Jeanne Joe is a staff writer and assistant editor for Quail Bell Magazine, a freelance writer, contributing writer for Elite Daily, freelance copy editor, author of several Amazon Bestsellers (under pseudonym), and creator of popular blog Calamity Joe. Jeanne Joe is also an actress who holds an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School, just like total stranger and fellow alum Bradley Cooper. She has performed in over 40 professional acting roles in the last 6 years.

Jeanne Joe Perrone Articles

Not cool, Japanese Supreme Court.

Japanese Supreme Court: Married Couples Must Have Same Last Name

The Japanese Supreme Court has just ruled to uphold a law requiring married people to have the same last name, much to the dismay of women's rights activists

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I’ve never felt so clean. Image: Thinkstock.

How I Discovered Healing And Self-Care By Cleaning Out My Old Crap

I was drowning in stuff, and felt constantly tired — even though I’d made an art out of trading in my old clothes at secondhand stores, minimizing expenses, and sharing apartments with strangers. Something felt fiscally oppressive despite the fact that I’ve never owned a house, a car, or anything larger than my bed.

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How You Can Help The Syrian Refugees

If you’ve been watching from the sidelines and feeling helplessness or rage as the news surrounding Syrian refugees continues to complicate, consider taking action.

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Would Jesus limit healthcare access to women in the world? I don't think so!

Jesus Vs. Satan: My Journey From Abstinence Club President To Planned Parenthood Frequent Flier

Once I was a good Christian woman. I was president of the abstinence club; now I support Planned Parenthood. How did I go from an evangelical Christian upbringing to this total change of heart? Do I want to make Jesus cry? What happened to me!?!

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Lent was when everyone admitted that you were supposed to suffer, and my constant inner struggles with church and my body and my brain could come out and breathe in the heavy, ashy air.

Why I Gave Up Lent For Lent

Lent is serious. I mean, it starts with people putting ashes on their faces while someone chants, "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return," and then it ends with Jesus being tortured to death and then coming back to life. Yikes. I mean, I know we don’t have the monopoly on intense religious traditions, but dang, we Christians sure know how to party/freak out 6-year olds.

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All these years later, my eyes still sting when I think about what she did for me...

My SHEro: The Teacher Who Pretended To Be My Mother For The Day

When I was in third grade, my parents got divorced. My mom went back to school full-time in the hopes of beginning a new career that would support us. Oddly, this was one of the richest years of my life; my world split and shifted on its axis, and yet somehow didn’t knock me over — thanks to a SHEro (or two).

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Wow I Feel Old: Why Sex And The City Is Now A Period Piece

Let’s talk about sex — Sex and the City, that is. (Wink wink, groan groan.)

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Let’s show the patriarchy (and capitalism) where they can stick it.

How To Be Your Own Freaking Valentine!

Valentine's Day is upon us and the topic of love is ubiquitous. Even if you wanted to, you can't escape the pink hearts, gender normative clichés, and doe-eyed couples.

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How To Overcome The Feeling Of Rejection

Rejection happens to everyone, in some way: Your kindergarten crush who called you gross, someone you love rejecting your identity, losing a job or a lover.

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"Finding yourself" is a weird concept.

I Took 2 Years Off From Dating…And This Is What I Learned

...for two years of my adult life, I didn’t date — at all. On purpose.

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