Janean found her niche in writing and photography as a student at Northeastern Illinois University. During her time there, she created .:Seeds:., an award winning literary arts journal. As Editor in Chief of the university newspaper she led Independent to win awards from both the Illinois College Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press. In May of 2010, an essay entitled, "We Are Still a Family: Same Gendered Family", was her first international publication in Ebony Magazine. In 2013, Janean’s photo of the artist KOKUMO was featured in Huffington Post. Alongside content production for various publications, Janean is writing a speculative fiction novel entitled, The Naysayers. In collaboration with her partner Lakeesha J. Harris, she is tackling the issue of disproportionate surgical procedures among women of color with a literature and photography anthology entitled, CUT.see more