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Janelle Hinshaw biography: 13 things about Irvine, California woman

Janelle Hinshaw (©Artists for Trauma)

Janelle Hinshaw (©Artists for Trauma)

Janelle Hinshaw is from Irvine, Orange County, California, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was born in 1987.
  2. When she was a toddler, her biological mother abused her.
  3. She has a younger sister.
  4. In 1993, she suffered multiple organ injuries after a drunk driver ran her down.
  5. In 2001, Social Services took her and her younger sister away from their parents. They were placed in a group home in Irvine with a verbally abusive alcoholic foster mother.
  6. On December 24, 2008, she called Social Services and begged to be removed from the house of her abusive foster mother. She was given the cellphone number of The Teen Project founder and executive director Lauri Burns, who became her new foster mother on December 25, 2008.
  7. In April 2017, she helped promote Costa Mesa, Orange County as the city of the arts by painting a new mural from scratch onto a plywood canvas along with her fellow muralists Josh Madrid, Maxx Gramajo and Ben Brough.
  8. On April 24, 2018, Artists for Trauma published an interview with her. She talked about how she survived trauma and used art to process it.
  9. On November 4, 2018, she was one of the models featured in the 6th Annual Love Your Body Event, a fashion show and shopping event at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on 11461 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, Hollywood Press Corps reported.
  10. Speaking about Burns in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2018, she said, “It was like we were in a very dark space and she just had angel wings and took us home. I felt safe. It was like a ballet. It was beautiful.”
  11. From November 2018 to May 2020, she served as an adolescent counselor at The Teen Project, which Burns started in 2007.
  12. She is a counselor and an instructor at the Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California where she is also pursuing a master’s degree in psychology at the Azusa Pacific University.
  13. On December 27, 2020, she and her fellow Irvine resident Brian Kranz shopped at the Sephora store in The Market Place in Tustin, Orange County. While they were in their car in the parking lot, she was smirking while he was hurling racists remarks to a Chinese-American woman named Hanna Li. The incident was caught on tape and it went viral before 2020 ended.

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