Julia Jean Kennedy

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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, ...

Standing at the Olympic Rings in Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro. The Rio 2016 Olympics Experience: Julia Jean Kennedy, The Living Emoji

the rio 2016 olympics experience

Somehow, my year in New York City proved to be the most insane and jam-packed period of my life, ever. And then it ended with a bang: the Rio 2016 Olympics. Not like that is surprising. But between meeting the love of my life, losing a job, traveling to Canada, turning down a job, battling […]

The Finale: 101 in 1001

Somehow, in some crazy way, thanks to two of my favorite people in the world, my 101 things in 1001 days list did not go completely mismanaged the last few months. After some secret conspiring, one of my best friends (who lives across the country from me) alerted B that my deadline was coming ...


Whatta year. 2015, you were absolutely nothing like I expected, and that’s my favorite part about you. Almost every step of the way was completely a shot in the dark, taking me by surprise and for the first time, really showing me what it’s like to be in the real world. Good, bad, ...

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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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