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Juju Kennedy at the 2017 ESPYs. -- the living emoji

101 Things in 1001 Days: Encore

I’m diving back in to another 101 things in 1001 days. LAWD GIVE ME STRENGTH. Before we jump in to an entirely new list, let it first be said: I’ve allowed myself a little leeway room as I completed a few of the items on my first list after the expiration date. So I will […]

Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington. - the living emoji

2016 in review

So 2017 is almost over, but I’ve been reallll deep in my external hard drives, finally backing up all of my photos onto Google Photos, which means a real fun trip down memory lane of 2016. This was accompanied by many exits into backroads and secret alleyways into high school, middle ...

Havana, Cuba: In the Details; Julia Jean Kennedy

I Spy, the Cuba Edition: Spotting the Details in Havana’s Picture Riddle

In Havana, it’s all in the details. No matter where we were, I couldn’t help but notice small but intricate details everywhere. I began constantly scanning the environment for hidden gems like engraved pavement, art deco sidewalks, or even special details on cars. It felt like my ...

Bienvenida a Havana, Cuba: The Hybrid -- The Living Emoji

Bienvenida a Havana, Cuba: The Hybrid

Havana, Cuba. Where the buildings look Peruvian and Italian, the music sounds Jamaican and Spanish, the weather feels Hawaiian and Brazilian, and the cars look, well, American. Havana is, if anything, the most original and one-of-a-kind place you could ever be lucky enough to visit. Back in ...

Women's March LA - Jujubee Kennedy - The Living Emoji

So You Marched — Now Plant the Trees of Fucking Change

There’s a fine line between a walk in a general direction with a ton of people, and a march. Which is why at first, I wasn’t necessarily super gung-ho about the idea of a Women’s March the day after Inauguration Day. Don’t get me wrong — I’ll take any reason to get loud about things […]

The Living Emoji: The Sporting Gals: Kari Van Horn

The Sporting Gals: Kari Van Horn

Pick a nice seat and get comfortable, folks. This Sporting Gals interview is a long one but SUCH A GOOD ONE. Kari Van Horn was once kicked out of a football game, drove across country in two days on Halloween weekend, and was born with sports in her blood. Literally. She’s also covered ...

The Living Emoji: The Sporting Gals: Alexa Datt

The Sporting Gals: Lindsey Joy Caldwell

Coming from someone who’s moved across country, it’s no easy feat. Let alone when you don’t know anyone in the new city you’re moving to. The latest Sporting Gals interview features Lindsey Joy Caldwell, a freelance reporter and writer who has moved across country not ...

The Living Emoji: The Sporting Gals: Brooke Olzendam

The Sporting Gals: Brooke Olzendam

The next in my Sporting Gals series features the ever-inspiring, go-getter Brooke Olzendam. Brooke was an incredible person to interview not only for how quickly she has ascended to the top of sports networks as an amazing talent, but for how she got there. Here are her deets: after bouncing ...

The Living Emoji: The Sporting Gals: Alexa Datt

The Sporting Gals: Alexa Datt

As a woman in the sports industry, I have a slight obsession with women in the sports industry. Shocker, I know. They’re like my own little gang of sporty fairy godmothers, guiding the way to where I want to be and unknowingly, providing a map for myself and others on how to do it. The ...

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York. Julia Jean Kennedy, The Living Emoji

goodbye to all that, hello to everything else

I’ve done something I never thought I would do. I’ve left New York. I got a new job, I packed up my stuff, and I moved across country to a little town known as Los Angeles. And thus, I left New York. It’s weird to think about something that I thought would be a constant, ...

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Julia Jean Kennedy

Julia Jean Kennedy

Preferring basketball over barbies, travel over tutus, and almost any chatter that could somehow relate back to Harry Potter, Julia is always game for a beer and an impromptu booking of a ticket to a game, country, or even the latest Fast and Furious movie. Here, find random thoughts, tidbits about trips, and occasionally Seattle Seahawks propaganda.

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  • Literally counting the seconds down until I am reunited with beignets at Cafe du Monde. Until then, @zbstern & @kotakisaacs will do.
  • so #blessed to have these amazing coworkers to dance with and laugh with and create unforgettable memories with!!! so thankful to be a part of this family!!! #swooshlife #lovenike #famfam #family #love **swipe right for a surprise**
  • Support your local Nike Girl Gang. 👊
Proud to be in this group of badass women. We pulled off some dope shit this weekend (plus some of the boys too, I guess). + @martha_kirby @kathyruda @jelyssanne @casparto  #tribecalledwest✔️




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