Julie Anderson

Pursuit of Perfection with Julie Anderson

julie-200Julie Anderson is a fashion survivor, sort of. After spending many years globe-trotting while wearing her "Supermodel" cape, she finally came to the conclusion that trying to be "perfect" is a fool's game. In her column Pursuit of Perfection she explores the importance of rectifying the balance of inner and outer beauty through essays, poems and articles on self esteem, shame, family, and self- acceptance.

About the Author: Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create a safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mass media offers women today. Entrepreneur, writer, photographer, mother and wife, Julie's creative's vision has yet to be satiated.Visit her website JulieAndersonOfficial to learn more about her past, present and future.

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Prison Blues

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47 Trips Around the Sun

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My Misunderstood Vagina

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Why You Should Love Your Big Butt

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Sex with Strangers

It was a dare, oh yes it was I was young crazy and in lust. You were dangerous. The right kind of madness had arrived just in time. We were...

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Last Prayer

It is an inconvenient time, swaddled tightly with life’s circumference. Enmeshed with an array of emotions, responsibilities. I am...

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Seductress of Sin

A heretic grin interlaced with longing. Ferocious need danced behind barren eyes. Her poise. Thunder clouds and electricity, lead me to...

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For Medicinal Purposes Only

You are so crazy. I can’t take it anymore. I will not have this kind of drama in my life. You are strange and unpredictable. Am I...

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Mustang

Tethered to madness she will not drink. Provoked, prodded and ridiculed she will not eat. Emotional blinders tightly strapped darken her...

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White Picket Fence

Material possessions are worth nothing. It is love and family that counts for everything. Before the after, I tried to have it all. Long...

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Dinner with Donald Trump

It was a chilly evening in NYC. My husband and I were invited to have dinner with my then”new agent” (one of many, indeed the...

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Let’s Pretend

Let’s remember our youth when the sun played magic tricks with the light when we knew bliss when we felt safe when we were innocent...

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Addicted

I need to score. It’s a release. Makes me feel free. Nah, this is nothing. Everyone does it, the new jam. A little bit of this, mixed...

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Carnal Dream

Don’t say a word Let me feel you smell you know your secrets savour the aftermath Floating in and out flesh decadent fantasy warm...

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She Hated Me, Right From the Start

She was my first friend away from home. Easy to laugh with, ready for mischief. She used her car, and my naive courage, to enter all the...

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While You Were Away

While you were away I walked through shadows disguised as glass I danced alone I learned that I could feel, be just as I am While you...

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The Game

trickster watch every move checkmate reaching for my queen bishop prays next gift, the ace of spades shall I start digging? full deck, use...

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Trophy. I have always been one.

Trophy (troh-fee): Anything taken in war, hunting, competition, especially when preserved as a memento; spoil, prize, or award. Anything...

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An NFL Legend and Me, his 17-year-old “Girlfriend”

What I remember is fuzzy in outline, gossamer thin, yet vibrant in detail. Sleek emerald green, the car glides silently. My skinny legs...

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Hell Hath No Fury Like My Midlife Crisis

I never did tell you the full story. I like to condense my material into bite-sized bits. You know, so that you can swallow the truth....

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Forever Daddy’s Girl

I have been fortunate lately. Really fortunate. A wake-up call came, and I was called back home. Back to my parent’s nest of...

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The Hierarchy of Existence

Hissing. Blowing. In.Out. Compression. Expansion. Beep. Beep. Whoosh. Dink, dink the vital sign machine carries on – the leader of...

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UnLoveAble

Don’t hold my hand. Never hug me, kiss me or tell me that you love me. Always say things that stab my heart. That is the way it...

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Ineffable

All eyes, you watched. Noting the carnage, foibles and hypocrisy around you, You heard the lies that hid underneath the frosting on your...

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What a Bitch!

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast will wound your body, but an evil friend will...

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Butterfly Wings

Surrender to the glossy eyes of bourbon scented lust. Unfold yourself, parchment-thin, cracking and splitting damnation is yours to keep....

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5 Signs You’re Dating The Wrong Person

Lust. Dating. Romance. Love.  (Sprinkle sex in between or at the beginning,) We all need companionship. Most of us start looking for love...

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Genetically Speaking, Who Am I?

My obsession to trace my family’s genealogical roots began when I was a little kid. I sat wide-eyed and all ears on the floor next...

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Phoenix Rising: Thriving With Depression

She always asks how I am doing. I rattle off a few tidbits, mainly professional milestones or interesting people who I crossed paths with...

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Phantom Heart

Lover your name is true. I see you beyond what has been ingrained honeyed words drip from your lips, drop into my dreams. Beat on for me, I...

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Listening Tears

Do you hear me? He asked. Repeat what I just said. No no no you have got it wrong What the fuck is wrong with your head? This isn’t...

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Life in the Fast Lane: Anxiety and Me

Mindfulness. Be mindful. Thoughtful. Thorough. These words mean the world to me, my brain cells are on fire. Crispy snapping sounds sizzle...

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WWII Pilots: Women Born to Fly for the Military

MOST OF US have heard stories of World War II, passed down from relatives, read about in history books, or witnessed via documentary films....

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The Pursuit of Perfection is Bullsh*t

Living life in front of the lens has its perks, namely access to incredible beauty magicians. High fashion artists, makeup and hair...

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All I Ever Wanted

All I ever wanted turned into something I never knew. Blood colored manacles on my wrists, the reflection of that wish....

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Lost in Translation: How Embracing My Vulnerability Saved Me

For as long as I can remember, my thoughts have been trapped in my head. An ineffectual communicator, I always listened to others and took...

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How Letting Go of Being Ashamed Set Me Free

All of us know it, the feeling of a sinking heart, the blush of the cheeks and the crushing blow of embarrassment. We are so ashamed. For...

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Facebook Friends and Enemies: Cyber Alert

I admit it. I am a Facebook junkie. It all started for me back in ’08. I was living in Australia, and I yearned for a homeland...

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The Art of Being a Woman in a Man’s World

Sugar and spice and everything nice that’s what little girls are made of. Sunshine and rainbows and ribbons for hair...

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Finding God: My Journey Begins

No matter what your current state of being with “faith” happens to be, I am sure that you would agree that having a truth to...

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Mind Games: How I Changed My Life

What is your idea of a perfect day? Recently I had a conversation with a friend who asked me that question. I thought it was a simple...

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6 Tips on How to Stop Wasting Time

What does being a procrastinator mean? Truth be told it ain’t pretty.  I for one want to stop myself from indulging in this...

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Running with Scissors

The first time I held a pair of scissors I was in first grade. My teacher, Ms. Bebe oversaw the scissor proceedings with solemn gravity....

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9 Life Hacks Learned by Playing Soccer

You know that awkward question “What do you do?” I am a cook, cleaner, chauffeur, counselor, concubine, crazed lunatic a.k.a...

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The Supermodel Thief

A long, long time ago, when fashion was fierce and supermodels reigned supreme, I was fortunate enough to have been chosen to walk (stumble...

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Use the Power of Positive Thinking to Change Your Life

Like most people, I have experienced the constant chatter ringing in my ears. The voice I heard was filled with the fear of failure....

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6 Things That You Might Not Know About Mascara

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5 Fashion Trends Every Woman Should Avoid

I feel the need … the alarming, undeniable need to speak up and speak out about what I consider fashion faux pas that NO ONE has the...

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8 Gross & True Things You Should Know About Lipstick

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The Year We Lived With Earnest Hemingway’s Ghost

It was the early 90’s, and I was on the fashion treadmill. Paris, the home of Haute Couture became my base. I was busy, very busy and...

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I AM A CARB-O-HOLIC

Hello, my name is Julie. This is my first time coming to a meeting with fellow carb-o-holics. I must say that it is a relief looking around...

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