I remember the fire. I remember the warmth of it near my skin. The night was cold. He was with me. I remember his smile. I remember his laugh. The night was dark. We stood close. I remember walking. I remember…
Aside from writing, Melissa is an advocate for mental health and wellness - fighting against the stigma of mental illness. Focusing on mindfulness, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, addiction, PTSD, emotional abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and recovery.
She has a slight (okay, huge) obsession with coffee and all things pumpkin.
Sandy Coomer is a poet, mixed media artist, and endurance athlete from Nashville, TN. Her poetry has most recently been published or is forthcoming in Red River Review, Clementine Poetry Journal, and Hypertrophic Literary Magazine, among others. She is the author of two poetry collections: Continuum, published by Finishing Line Press, and The Presence of Absence, which won the 2014 Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry. Sandy's artwork has been on exhibit in middle Tennessee galleries, community centers, and libraries. An avid lover of endurance sports, Sandy trains and races year-round in the sport of triathlon, including Ironman and Half Ironman events.
You say you don’t know how you feel How admirable your resolve Ambiguity adds to your appeal Infatuation without getting involved Their pretty faces individually believe Your heart belongs to only she With smiles and flowers you deceive Playing selfish games…
Erin Righetti is a professional writer across multiple media channels. She has over 20 years experience as a freelance writer/reporter, and has been a contributor to newspapers and online magazines and blogs. Erin works as a public relations and social media strategist in Carlsbad, California.
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…
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
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
All I ever wanted turned into something I never knew. Blood colored manacles on my wrists, the reflection of that wish. Incandescent light blotted out the rain Fire and brimstone tear through my skin Trembling, terrified the thought of everything I have ever…
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.
Some years ago as I was walking down Fifth Avenue, around Rockefeller Center, I saw a huge group of people gathered and wondered what was going on. As I got closer and looked down at the ground, I could see this…
Margret Avery expresses her talents through being a singer / songwriter / actor / writer and poet. She has also worked as a freelance makeup artist with her work gracing the pages of many editorial and commercial publications. The passion to express through song led to her writing and continues to grow with equal tenacity. Margret has contributed as a writer to Suite101, Women’s Voices for Change and now proudly for Feminine Collective. Margret’s writing is included in Feminine Collective: Raw and Unfiltered Vol 1 and that makes her smile on a daily basis. Her music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, CDbaby, Soundcloud, Reverbnation and NumberoneMusic.