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

Insomnia is an odd affliction, ephemeral, absurd. Like a knock-knock joke that slowly kills you.

Wide Awake: 7 Things I've Learned From My Insomnia

I have been robbed of my dreams for more than 15 years by insomnia, an unpredictable bully playing tricks with my mind and body like a dog with its chew toys. I am given weeks or months of normal sleep, only to be blown back to sleeplessness like a sudden wind. An estimated 30-35% of adults will grapple with this particular sleep disorder at one point in their lives — and 10% will deal with insomnia chronically.

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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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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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The nones are coming.

Are We Losing Our Religion?: The Growing Classification Of None

Part of the problem with defining yourself in negatives (i.e. not religious) is that it’s hard to pinpoint what you actually do stand for.

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In for a bad time.

How To Drink Less And Celebrate Like A Freaking Grown-Up

Family holidays typically mean 2-3 bottles of wine a day between three people, and that’s not counting the vodka. So this year, I am asking myself this serious question: How can I drink less and celebrate like a freaking grown-up instead of recreating Santacon in my living room?

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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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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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It has happened to so many people in such a consistent, freaky way that it is speculated by psychologists that sleep paralysis may be the source of the concepts of the night demons known as incubi and succubi.

I Thought I Was Being Attacked By Demons — Until I Found Out I Had Sleep Paralysis

It has also happened to countless others from every culture and time in human history: Sleep paralysis, a fairly common sleep disorder that has almost always been associated with supernatural horror.

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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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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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