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Quote to Live By

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterly. —Buckminster Fuller

Bergamot

Tennessee Hill - April 28, 2016
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Photo Credit: H o l l y. via Compfight cc Our girl was seventeen, and she didn’t think we knew what that meant. The space between us and our girl is bridged by stories that feel like figments, to her they are not who we are. It is a dangerous thing to play, hopscotch across the lines that gate us into these suburbs. Our girl …

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In the Company of Myself

Paakhi Bhatnagar - April 28, 2016
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Photo Credit: kirti Mawale via Compfight cc Oh, the joys of being an extrovert! Easily blending in with people, the daunting task of starting a conversation slipping eloquently out of your tongue and never having to worry about the blatant restraints of your social life. But are these superficialities all there is to being an extrovert? Are the jubilant smiles and the cordial gestures merely a façade …

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“Dress Coded”

Marla Carlton - April 23, 2016
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Photo by Raegan Gonzalez I remember vividly, my then 4’11, scrawny, 6th grade body scrambling through the upperclassmen infested halls with my best friend of six years and a new friend I had just made in dance class. We were sporting our best looks from Forever 21 (the kids section of course) and our newest pair of the trendiest boots at the time. I was wearing …

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Prom Night: Don’t Lose It

Teen Collective - March 15, 2016
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Prom Night is upon us. The night where you might dress up, might step into a limousine, might get drunk or more, might rent a hotel room, might plan to lose your virginity. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to hold off taken from an excerpt an article written by the editor, Marla Carlton of our parent magazine, Feminine Collective. Read full story. The …

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Why High School Feels Like Quicksand

Emily Peotto - January 28, 2016
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I will have been at this school for nine years and it’s starting to make me feel unshiny. Like a blanket that’s been washed too many times and isn’t soft anymore or a word that’s been said too much and has lost it’s meaning. After my second year here, I surpassed my record of how long I’ve stayed at a school. To most people, two …

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“Dreamer” Excerpt: Vampires, Love and All Things Magical

Teen Collective - September 4, 2015
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Author SA Smith has graciously provided Teen Collective with an excerpt of her book Dreamer. SA Smith’s book “Dreamer” is the first in a four part series and can be found on Amazon in Young-Adult Fiction (link below). We hope you enjoy the excerpt and this little note from the author. By day, I’m a mild-mannered columnist at Feminine Collective, by night I become a young adult, …

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