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Women With Wings

Women With Wings

During my routine OB appointment, my doctor mentioned that my nipple “looked a little funny.” I had noticed that too. She was fairly certain it was eczema but wondered aloud if I might be willing to have a dermatologist check it.…

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Jude Walsh

Jude Walsh is now more than five years post cancer. She still listens to Libana and still sees smiling children when she hears What a Wonderful World. Retired from education, she focuses on writing now and is grateful for all the new women friends this has brought into her life. Jude writes memoir, personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Her work has been published in Mothers Always Write, Flights Literary Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, The Manifest-Station, The Story Circle Network Quarterly Journal, The AWW Collection, and numerous anthologies including The Magic of Memoir (2016).

She Hated Me, Right From the Start

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 places that would have denied her on merit alone. She invited me to her…

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create this safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mainstream media offers women today. 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.

Paz the Sister

Paz the Sister

Paz the sister the walking sun – the blister strong cracked wheat, carol singing peasants with calloused feet. Bring on faith without fortune in the face of pollution in a town hell bent on solution. Be the gumption that doesn’t mind…

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Jules Muck

Jules Muck began doing graffiti in Europe and Great Britain twenty years ago. She began bombing in New York in the late 90s, where she was discovered on a Bronx rooftop by Sandra Fabara “Lady Pink,” who she apprenticed with for five years. Her work has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Phantom Gallery in St. Louis, the Fuse Gallery in New York, and the Bronx Museum of Art, where her green version of Gloria Steinem is on display. She has been published in Ganz’s Graffiti Women, Cey Adam’s Definitions and both of the Murrays books Burning New York and Broken Windows, in X-CIA by Hank Oneal and now here on our cover. Jules Muck’s studio is located in Venice, CA where her murals are prominently displayed, including the famed Gjelina restaurant, and Main Street & Horizon Ave that garnered her press including a spotlight on Access Hollywood and an article in Newsweek’s The Daily Beast who profiled her mural of Lindsay Lohan, featuring her as a Pop Art style mermaid with Muck’s famed green goddess face with neon yellow hair. Muck received quite a bit of attention for this mural when a someone painted a swastika over Lohan’s forehead. Jules Muck, when asked why she painted her, stated, “She’s an artist, and also someone who’s in recovery from drugs and alcohol. I myself am five years sober, and so I identified with her on that….She’s messed up a lot. I feel like Venice is the place for her. She doesn’t belong in that glammy crowd. She belongs with us. Venice is so accepting, the crowd is full of crazies and bizarre people. Follow her on Instagram @MUCKROCK