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The Interview Project 44: Janelle Aker


BIO (pseudo-stolen from IDYGF):
“Co-founder of I Dig Your Girlfriend, Janelle (Elle) has always defied labels and stereotypes that come along with them, so when presented with the “how would you describe yourself” question, “Glitter mixed with rock and roll!” is the answer we got.

Her Tumblr.

Her Twitter.

A few similarities about Janelle and I:

– We both went to Grant MacEwan College/University for Journalism.

– We both like this George Orwell quote: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” 

– We both aren’t big fans of The Wildrose Party.

– We both love horror movies and are scared of closed spaces and basements.

– We both thought I’d make a good Lesbro.

– We both think sanity is overrated.

– We are both Joan Jett fans.

– We both dig girls.

AKERANSWERS:

If you would give yourself a nickname what would it be?

People who nickname themselves make me giggle. It’s like trying to start a new trend with yourself and hope people catch on. Having said that …. Miss Bossy Boots is what I’ve nicknamed myself already.

If you could switch one body part with anyone else in the world living or dead, who and what would it be?

Dita Von Teese’s …. well …. anything really. I wish I could BE her, if even for just one day.

In five words, describe your most uncomfortable dream.

Wearing loose bunchy socks. Gross.

What is your favourite word?

Macabre

What does that word smell like?

musty rain & foggy weather

What is your spirit animal?

A Raven

If ghosts existed, would you want to meet one? If so, what would you ask it?

A mean or sinister ghost? No. Otherwise, sure. What would I ask it? Probably nothing as I would be STARING AT A GHOST!

If you could share a bottle of alcohol with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be and what would you drink?

Edgar Allan Poe and sip Amontillado, of course.

What would you rather have as a pet: A dragon, a unicorn Pegasus or Ezra Levant?

Definitely Ezra Lavant. I would call him Ezzie and I would smother him with tea parties, a vegetarian diet and endless condescending “oh, Ezzie, you KILL me….*laughs*…” anytime he went on a silly rant. Also, I would make him watch Rachel Maddow and do yoga with me everyday.

Finally, if you could live your life over again with guaranteed success, what would you do?

I don’t think I would do anything over. It sounds cliche but if I had to live life over, shitty things, poor choices and dumb mistakes made still would happen – they would just be different shitty things, poor choices and dumb mistakes. Plus, my life rules. I really wouldn’t change much.

From her twitter @janelleaker: “If you’re going to watch anything tonight, please watch this…”

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