Fans of the Feminine Collective’s empowering website can now hold their favorite masterpieces in the palm of their hands thanks to the group’s latest release. Last week (January 28), co-founders Julie Anderson and Marla Carlton hosted a launch party for the Feminine Collective Raw & Unfiltered Vol 1: Selected Essays and Poems on Relationships with Self and Others.
“I am proud to be a part of a consortium of authors, writers, and poets that provides a platform not found in mainstream media,” Anderson said in a press release. “The Anthology opens the door for modern women’s perspectives. This is truly a unique book.”
Celebrity guests celebrated the book launch at the Pailhouse in Los Angeles, CA, enjoying drinks made with alcohol donated by Hollywood Vodka and beats courtesy of DJ Sean Cutter.
Famous faces in attendance included Rachel Hunter of New Zealand’s Next Top Model, Melia Kreiling from FX’s Tyrant, Ruth Connell from the CW’s Supernatural and Julia Ormond from former Lifetime series Witches of East End.
“The launch party event exceeded our expectations, and we received incredibly positive feedback on the book. Many of the writers attended to discuss their work first-hand, providing a forum for the raw and unfiltered voices that are at the core of Feminine Collective,” Carlton said in a press release.
All proceeds from the evening’s book sales benefitted the Women’s Center of Los Angeles (WCLA). This donation opportunity isn’t just for the celebrity guests at last week’s event, it runs through March 31 on all sales of the Feminine Collective’s book. The organization is donating 50% of all net proceeds from Feminine Collective Raw & Unfiltered Vol 1 to WCLA through the end of next month.
WCLA benefits women by providing role models, education and support. It also inspires girls to seek knowledge, confidence and courage to successfully live.
This is the Feminine Collective’s first published collection of work available in book form and it’s already receiving rave reviews.
After its initial release in December, Fuller House star John Stamos said, “When I need to tap into my feminine side, I run to FeminineCollective.com and now this book. It’s really smart.”
In addition, Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart, reviewed the collection and said, “In the pages of this book you will hear your deeper voice and touch the raw places of yourself where angels fear to tread and as you read them watch out because you might you just might become fearless and unbound.”
The Feminine Collective is a nonprofit organization based in California with a mission to educate the public on issues facing women and children. The platform hosts raw poems and stories from a diverse group of authors who strive to raise awareness though the feminine voice. These authors cover nearly every issue ranging from mental health to body image.
To learn more about the Feminine Collective and to purchase a copy of the new book, visit the organization’s website.