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Small miracles

Take your fistful of misery hypnotize the crowd with your fake smoke half-truths lava tears poetic disputes pose on your marble staircase...

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Don’t Ask Me

Don’t ask me why I didn’t run — against my cheek a silver gun. My sister’s sobs are all I hear, another gun inside that fear....

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Zombie Nation

I have met too many friends and foes that say they don’t care about politics. They don’t care about equality, racism, mental...

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Falling Out

Will I stop disappearing if I get Botox, or whiten my teeth, or thicken my thinning hair with extensions? Will I stop disappearing if I...

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Men and Sexual Misconduct: There is Always a Choice

Before I begin this piece about men and their sexual misconduct, I feel like I have to give a few disclaimers. First, for clarity’s sake,...

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How Do You Like Me Now?

We live in the dirty, digital age of Celebrity wannabe where everyone, including me, overshares everything. At the gym today, I was...

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Uncertainty, Certainly

Nothing. I know not one thing to be certain. Not one fucking thing rings true except the stories I share, and they are only my limited...

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Women Who Inspire: Oyindamola Shoola, Author, and Poet

This is the second installment of a new and exclusive series here on Feminine Collective called “Women Who Inspire.” As an ongoing...

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The Crazies

Are the precious ones with the most colorful souls Painting love in glorious hues of aqua, fuchsia, tangerine and gold The crazies feel the...

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Creating a Feminist Future

My daughter started Kindergarten this year, and in the fourth week of school, a little boy kicked her in the face while she was playing on...

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The Importance of Communication and Interpersonal Skills

A lot of people go through life unnecessarily unhappy and depressed. They feel unvalued and misunderstood, seeing no way out of whatever...

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Reclaiming Our Periods and Erasing the Taboo Associated with Menstruation

Over the last few months, I have noticed something: periods are disappearing!  Not with anyone in particular, but just in general. Periods...

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Camera Cracks

She wants to turn on the camera. Needs to turn on the camera. Must not turn on the camera. But feels compelled to hide behind her mask of...

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Bumper Sticker Philosophies: America’s Automobile Dialogue

“Come on, seriously! No one cares about your honor student child!” I shout this out loud to myself every time I’m driving and see one...

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The Anatomy of a Break-Up

Panic flight illuminated by lines of city street lights cries out in the night, gunned down, violent massacres an anchor weight around...

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Under the Radar

Hi. I’m Filipino, nice to meet you. You may or may not know me, so allow me to introduce myself. I am one of the many underrepresented...

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Quest for Beauty

My personal ‘quest for beauty’ started very early in my life when I was still a model. As most models do I started at a very young age...

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Mermaids in Neverland: Our Culture of Hate

It’s hard not to pay attention to politics right now. Change is upon us which means rapid fire lines of blanket statements and titles...

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