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Justina is a 16-year-old auntie mame as well a fashion + entertainment + music blogger who can be found on www.abentpieceofwire.com or more likely, Netflix.

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What I Learned at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 1:54 PM

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This Past Sunday, the 18th of August, I stepped out of my air conditioning and onto the blue astro-turf carpet at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. I expected to melt, take selfies, and learn something new about our favorite celebrities. All...

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21 Very Important Thoughts From the KCAs Orange Carpet

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:54 AM

Your favorite selfie queen headed back to the orange carpet of your childhood dreams at last weekend's Kids' Choice Awards. Below are 20 very important thoughts I had while hanging out with the stars, where we chatted about everything from green slime to what advice they'd give their younger-selves.

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Who Teen Celebrities Are Dating Is None of My Business (Or Yours)

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 11:49 AM

I've only been on a few red carpets, but I've heard thousands of variations on one question, usually aimed a a teenage singer, actor, dancer or general celebrity. "So is it true you're dating...?"

Sometimes the kid in question will just answer with a "Yeah, it's been great," but...

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I Can't Keep Up With Kanye -- And That's A Good Thing

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 3:45 PM

"This is Yeezy Season 1."

He wears sweatsuits to award shows, snatches moments from Taylor Swift and pulled off the easily most ridiculed wedding and relationship in pop culture today. Kanye West is "crazy," "full of himself" and often accused of being "talentless." Still, he's an enigma of society, and...

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No, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Isn't Bad for Teen Girls

(5) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:06 AM

"Wait, you WATCH that?"

Last night was the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London, where 47 models, including the famed Victoria's Secret Angels, strutted the runway in a immense spread of fairytale undergarments. They've done it every year for nearly 20 years (I've been watching since I was 12),...

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5 Things I've Learned in My 7 Years As a 4-H'er

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 3:46 PM

"As a true 4-H'er, I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world." -- 4-H Pledge

"4-H is a youth development program for kids aged...

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Dear 16: Final Thoughts on My Final Day of Being 16

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:57 PM

Dear 16,

Let me just tell you: Everyone said you were going to be awful. You were the age of angst, growth and every teenage movie ever. People have written books about you, and there are television characters who never moved on from you. You are the year that changes...

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Fashion and the Real Girl: The Realities of the Most Unreal Industry

(6) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 9:44 AM

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Photo credit: Benjamin Sharp/abentpieceofwire.com

When I was 13, I read an article in Harpers Bazaar that was going to change my life. It was written by a teen fashion blogger, a profession I didn't even know existed. (This was in 2010, when Tumblr...

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As Told in Selfies: The 2014 Teen Choice Awards

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 6:12 PM

This past Sunday, August 10, I got to spend the day with some pretty amazing people -- teens and adults alike -- talking about overalls, fangirling and The Teenage Experience. So now I present for you my afternoon at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in selfies, one-liners and a handful...

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Self-Help From Camp

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 10:31 AM

I spent the last week working at Sacramento County 4-H Resident Camp on staff as a Tribe Leader. My job was to lead a group of 13 kids aged 7-14 in camp-ish activities like archery, crafts, skits and more games of Ninja than were strictly necessary. At 4-H camp, the...

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When I Learned Why the Caged Bird Sings

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 2:33 PM

When I was 9 years-old, I read Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings for the first time. That may seem like heavy reading for a 9-year-old, and it was, but my mum trusted that I would get something out of it. (For context, I also read The...

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Bye, School

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:54 PM

"How would you feel about being homeschooled?" I don't remember the exact day my mother asked me this question, but I'm pretty sure my answer was somewhere along the lines of "Um... okay!" My part of my 9-year-old mind was saying "No school? Yes." while the other part was somewhere...

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What Makes 'Mean Girls' Grool

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:01 AM

"You know the rules. You can't sit with us."

I remember the first time I ever watched Mean Girls.

I was 13 (I know, I made it THAT LONG without ever seeing it) and I was hooked from the opening sequence. This was stuff I knew, but I had never...

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27 Ridiculously Random (and Awesome) Quotes From the KCAs Orange Carpet

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:51 PM

On the 2014 Kids Choice Awards Orange Carpet, I wanted my stop to be the fun one. So in a midst of "Who are you wearing?" and "Tell us about your new movie," I asked the real questions.

For example: questions like "Who's your favorite Muppet?" and "Scale of...

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Ellen Is My Dream Job

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:15 PM

"So Justina, what's your dream career?"
"Ellen Degeneres"
"Excuse me?"
"I want to be Ellen Degeneres."

I've had this conversation hundreds of times. The question changes in format: "Who's your role model?" "Where do you see your life in 10 years?" "Who is your dream interview?" and...

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Happier Than Pharrell's Hat

(12) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 11:14 AM

Clap along if you feel like happiness is for you!

When was the last time you spent an hour doing something that made you happy? Not something fun, but something that really and truly made you happy? It used to take me way too long to answer this question, which...

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What It's Like to Have a Friend in the Military

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 3:32 PM

This is a follow-up story to a piece I wrote last year, in which you met my friend Dakota, who, at the time, was still in Basic Training. He has since moved on to his Air Medic training and education. Due to an overwhelming response of support, I have gone...

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I'm a Barbie Girl, in the Real World

(9) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Every little girl has a Barbie phase. Some grow out of it, some of us grow into it. Teenage girls frequently get asked if they played with Barbies for some reason, with the expectation of the answer, "Yeah, but I grew out of it pretty fast." I did not.

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Macklemore Taught Me How to Make an Impact

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 1:14 PM

There's this guy named Ben Haggerty from Seattle, and he's basically my inspiration for life. If I described what he looks like to you, you might know who I was talking about, but if I described his hit music video of 2013, you'd know right away. You might have seen...

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I Can't Work at Walmart

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2013 | 11:44 AM

"Only a few years and you'll be an adult!" This statement is usually issued by well-
meaning adults with a surreptitious wink at my mother. A wink I usually take to mean "or at least that's what she thinks, right?" It's true that in two years I'll be 18,...

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