Julie Anderson’s debut collection is a brave, vulnerable look into the truest parts of her desires, her longings, her shame all while struggling to understand who she is, a beautiful, powerful, soul.
Julie uses poetry and a bit of prose to take us through a memoir of her life, an epic, often ugly heartbreaking journey, including being thrust into the modeling world at a young age, sexual assault, eating disorders, and being shamed by ones who are supposed to love us.
There’s a constant tug between self-hate & shame shoved onto her, and her desire to break free from that baggage and soar. And soar she does. Because ultimately, there is hope and active, powerful self-acceptance, self-belief and self-love, like a goddess clawing her way out of the flames.
The writers of these poems are award-winning Authors, Journalists, Bloggers, and Activists, while others are previously unknown artists. The poems are a collective made of a global community. The authors are from Australia, Canada, Central America, The United Kingdom, The United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, South Africa and The United States.
Proceeds of Love Notes From Humanity, go to http://lifeafterproject.org which helps provide vital support for suicide prevention.
Feminine Collective: Raw & Unfiltered is a collection of poems and essays about relationships with self and others. Authentic, honest, at times self-deprecating and humorous. First published on FeminineCollective.com from 2014 to 2015, the women (and a few men) bravely share their unfiltered realities.
Memoirs of a Legal Courtesan is the true story of a desperate ex-supermodel turned legal secretary trying to find love in all the dark places—swinging, orgies, BDSM, and finally prostitution—before she crashes and gets sober from her sex/love addiction. Shanti escapes rape and sex trafficking in the fashion industry, and sexual harassment in Hollywood, by marrying and running away. But the rural life is too boring so she divorces and returns to New York City where her sexual traumas began. Little did she know that the tragedy of 9/11 would reignite all her troubles and propel her to the brink of destruction. This is the tragic but ultimately triumphant tale of an aging beauty churning through lovers to escape her pain until she finally accepts that she suffers from sex/love addiction and fights her way to a new, sober life.
Ishmael spirals into an angry cycle of drinking and sleeping through the day when his long time girlfriend calls it quits. Feeling vulnerable, he goes to the one person who always makes him feel loved. But a strong smell from outside his mother’s door alerts him that something is very wrong. Inside, his worst fears are realized. After her funeral, Ishmael can’t eat or drink anything apart from whiskey. He has no one to turn to, no friends to his name. He does have a razor so sharp it can split hairs and an ache so insatiable it’s eating him from the inside out. He heeds the razor’s call and wakes in Monochrome.
What would you do to save your most precious memories?
That’s the question that Abigail Bennet, a new mother, must answer in this dark fantasy.
The cries of her new baby throw Abigail into rage and desperation. Frightened by foreign anger and overwhelming depression, the first-time mother decides to end her life to spare the life of her only child. But before she acts on her dark intuition, she is overcome by a panic attack and blacks out.
When she awakes, everything is blue: the trees, the grass, the rocks and still, scentless sky above her. Everything except the face of the man who stands over her. He is Ishmael Dubois and claims to be her Guide through the dangerous world of Monochrome, a physical manifestation of the depressed mind. But in a place where good memories are currency, nightmares walk, and hopeless people are hired to bring down those who still have the will to live, Abigail starts to wonder if she’ll ever make it back to her family. Despite her growing feelings for her handsome, mysterious Guide, Abigail must fight for the life she once wished to take or fade into the blue.
The Year of Living Miraculously chronicles the life of one woman’s struggle of trying to make sense of the devastating effects of growing up in a dysfunctional alcoholic household. At an early age and with a skewed perception on life she ventured into the world on her own only to meet with the same traumatic relationships over and over again. After years of searching for answers and meaning within the fields of addiction, psychology, neuroscience, spirituality and even quantum physics she transformed her beliefs and redesigned her life into the one she deserved. There also came a startling discovery. An eye-opening conversation with a well-known scientist revealed something she had suspected all along; we all have this incredible ability to co-create real miracles in our life, but it goes beyond the simple “ask, believe, receive” idea that many have been taught. Written as both a personal narrative and reader workbook, The Year of Living Miraculously takes the reader on a personal and spiritual journey of self discovery. Through eleven specific steps and exercises designed to take a deep dive into the subconscious and over the rocky terrain of our blocks and sabotaging beliefs, the reader will emerge with a new healthier understanding of their own powerful and unique self. Seeing their world through a new lens, readers learn how to tap into the quantum field of all possibilities, and their innate ability to co-create real miracles in their own life.