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SkinnyMint Me

SkinnyMint Me

I want to be like Barbie (I bet she drinks tea, not just any other tea, it’s got to be S k i n n y M i n t, TeaTox). #DareToBeGorgeous #DiscoverTheNewYou The skinny’s in the mint. There’s mint in the skinny.…

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Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher's Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, "Excuse me, what is your race?" was translated into Russian in To Go To S'pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

I F*cking Hate My Body

I F*cking Hate My Body

Excerpt from the memoir Fat, Girl, Skinny I fucking hate my body, and I’m tired of pretending I don’t. I buy dresses, hike them up above the knee, feel the swoosh of them on the back of my thighs, but cannot…

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Amye Archer

Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny, was named runner-up for the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has two poetry collections: BANGS and A Shotgun Life, both published by Big Table Publishing. Amye’s work has appeared in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus, Mothers Always Write, Nailed Magazine, PMS: Poem Memoir Story, PANK, and Provincetown Arts. She is the creator of The Fat Girl Blog.

FC Low Carb Challenge: Week 6 – Taking Care of YOU!

FC Low Carb Challenge: Week 6 – Taking Care of YOU!

When was the last time you did something just for you? If you’re like most of us, that answer is hard to come up with. I’m not talking about getting your hair done or buying that latte when you probably shouldn’t…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

FC Low Carb Challenge: Week 5 – I Want Candy!

FC Low Carb Challenge: Week 5 – I Want Candy!

These last few weeks we have been doing a lot of talking about what’s right and what’s wrong to eat while low carbing. This week I want to talk about … Candy! Yes, I said candy. Once you get through the…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Low Carb Challenge: Week 4 – Screwing Up

Low Carb Challenge: Week 4 – Screwing Up

This week we have been learning about making it or breaking it. I know, I keep saying this, but I can’t stress it enough … Low Carb is a lifestyle, not a diet. If you’re on a diet and screw up, you…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Low Carb Challenge: Week 3 – Favorite Things

Low Carb Challenge: Week 3 – Favorite Things

Big things are happening in our third week of the Feminine Collective Low Carb Challenge. Our FC group and our at home challengers are finding their way, getting in the groove, and learning how to low carb successfully. It’s a whole…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

I AM A CARB-O-HOLIC

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 this room and seeing other people that share the same fate as me. My…

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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.