A Black Girl Speaks

Why Losing Those Fake Friends Isn't So Bad

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Why Losing Those Fake Friends Isn't So Bad

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Want To Know Who Your Friends Are?

Either go through a hard time, or start a business. If you’re trying to manifest your dreams into reality you will have a rude awakening once you discover some friends or even family won’t always be the first to support you. But that’s okay because it’s a huge world out there waiting to find out all about what you have to offer.

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Are You Living? Or Simply Existing?

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Are You Living? Or Simply Existing?

What Does Your Everyday Typically Look Like? 

Okay…it’s Monday morning and you are lying in bed, tussling back and forth resetting the alarm clock. That weekend seemed like it flew by. Man, wasn’t it just Friday. What happened? Now, you’re staring at the ceiling wondering where did the time go? Because you know the time has come for you to drive to the job that deep down is killing you mentally.

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Janae Marie Talks with Canvas Rebel

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Janae Marie Talks with Canvas Rebel

CR: Janae, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Let’s start with the story of your mission. What should we know?

JM: Growing up as an only child I spent a lot of time alone. So, to escape boredom I read plenty of books. At the age of 13 I started writing poetry. Then a few years later I began writing books. Reading my favorite urban fiction books really inspired me to tap into my own creative outlet.

When I got to college at Wayne State University I researched how to self-publish my own books. At the age of 25 I published my first book. Shortly after, I published 2 more. So I’d published 3 books before the age of 30. That was one of my biggest accomplishments. A couple of years later, 2 more books were also published. I am currently working on a couple books to be published in the future.

I later started Janae’s Closet | Boutique Shop to promote self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness within the African American community.

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Janae Marie Interview With Shoutout Atlanta

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Janae Marie Interview With Shoutout Atlanta

I have always wanted to be a creative person! I loved reading books and writing poetry as a child. Being creative has helped me write and publish 5books and more! 

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Hustle & Grind Urban Lit Convention

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Hustle & Grind Urban Lit Convention

I will be in attendance for the first time at the Hustle & Grind Urban Lit Convention. Taking place in Detroit on June 11th, 2022.

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