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Evi Maalcke

As a co-founder of Femina Evi adds a new post on a weekly basis. You can find a post within every category of this platform 

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Physical and mental health, invisible pain and illnesses, career, relationships, money and much more.

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Mabel Lamers

Mabel is a young and ambitious artists who aims to inspires others to follow their dreams, not despite but because of the challenges that'll give you. 

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Her dreams and the sacrifices she had to make in order to chase them. 

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Leah Wachsmuth

With a German heritage, Leah has grown up as an international child living in multiple countries. She takes passion in feminism, international business, sports and her sweet dogs Baguette and Chui

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Leah opens up about her life long struggle with severe scoliosis and discusses how 'perfection' is overrated. 

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Maurice

Young male member of the LGBTQ+ community in trendy Jordaan of Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

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Maurice opens up about the challenges that young gay men are faced with after coming out. He discusses the trials of finding a place on the dating scene and experiencing unplanned attention. 

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Elizabeth

Liz, a young Australian instagram blogger and youtuber!

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Liz opens up about her journey through her teen years and her struggle with self-love and acne. Read Elizabeth's journey and learn about personal growth!

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Emma

Emma is a writer, wife, mother and friend who believes in being yourself and being there for others.

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Emma talks about how her experience with the copper coil causing copper poisoning & how we should educate ourselves more about contraception and the potential side effects.

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Kara Cooper

Kara is a portland based  photographer who  discovers the world by following her soul. 

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Kara opens up about how the copper IUD effected her physical and metal health. She shares the ins and outs of natural recovery and gives some first hand information about what it takes to sui pharmaceutical companies. 

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Luna Vavourakis

Luna is the youngest of 4 girls. Her mother is Belgian and her father is Greek. Luna's passion for music brought her to the Conservatory for Classical Saxophone. 

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The environment has always been important to her, along with the animals in it. It drives Luna to raise her voice. The same goes for justice, equality, mental and physical being. Awareness and knowledge are the first steps to a more beautiful world. Luna says she will always try to contribute to that.

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is a musician, educator and pastor. After studying Jazz for two years, being ordained a creative minister, serving as music director at C3 Church in Sydney and collaborating on 30 gospel album releases, Ryan was made Head of Creative Arts at C3 Church. 

 

His passion these days is to make music that is reflective and contemplative, that slows people down on the inside and brings peace and healing to an overcrowded world struggling with fear, pressure and doubt.

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Michou is 21 years old and studies Social Work at the HvA. She wants to see the wide world and hopes for a long and healthy life. She loves (and maybe a little addicted to) reading. In addition, she really enjoys writing, dancing, cocktails and good company.

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Louise suffered an auto-immune condition as a teenager and young adult, in and out of hospital leaving her feeling deflated and disempowered. She discovered Homeopathy during her time in Germany at age 36. From this, an abundance of doors opened for louise, from studying Qigong to surrounding her life with essential oils and natural remedies. Louise has a great passion for spreading the word of her mission which is to “empower women and families back to health."

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 A 21 year old melbourne female, loves singing, painting, nature and setting goals. Seraph is very open and optimistic at her core. She has been in the sex industry for a few years now, and will be here for a few years more. "I love my job because I love people".

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Elise van Mierlo
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As a co-founder of Femina Elise runs the 'SWEAT' category of out 'femina Life'. She also writes pieces about the passions in her life. 

She talks about self-love, body image, physical, metal and sexual health, feminism, the modelling industry and relationships. 

Faye Hoek

Faye Hoek is a model and life lover who aims to inspire others to never give up on your dreams and always keep believing in your abilities. 

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Her struggles with body image, weight and fears. She shares her  secret to keep going, even if all odds seem to be against you. 

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Anita Targett

Super mum and incredibly creative. Anita finds passion in raising her two beautiful kids and by helping others. 

Anita shares her journey through life. Facing chronic back pain and a series of critical surgeries. She discusses her search for a comfortable job and rejoining society after months of isolation. 

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Laura

From Belgium to Australia. Laura is a young charismatic woman who loves fashion! She speaks both Flemish and English flawlessly. 

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Laura opens up about her introduction to Australia and her struggles with the language barrier. Through the perspective of a soul-searching young adult, she explains how her fear of judgement appeared. 

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Thea

Born in 1948, Haarlem The Netherlands. Thea, now 72 years old living happily in Australia. (Oma) Thea shares a lot of love for time with her family.

The edge of WW2, a food shortage and a family of 7. Thea's short story beautifully displays a overview of her life and the people in her life. 

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Olivia

Olivia is a young Australian who studies law and enjoys the surf!

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Olivia talks about her current journey, navigating vaginismus. Her honest piece portrays the dip in sexual education that children currently receive in school. Olivia's bravery and confidence is part of a larger movement towards recognition and improvement of Female health, medicine, research and science. 

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Sophie

Sophie is a photographer. Moved to NYC from her hometown, Berlin, about 2.5 years ago to chase her dreams and creative vision. Along that path she found herself, come out as queer, establishing her voice and finding her dream to photograph as many people of the LGBTQIA+ community as possible.

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Sophie graduated university with a loaded tool belt of conceptual skills but her bigger WHY she does what she does is something that fell into place all on it’s own. she wanted to show people the beauty she sees in them and share what she sees with the world.

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Kelsi

Kelsi, founder of '' My journey with IVF '' 

inspired us with her positive and loving attitude towards herself and the process she's going through. Her advice is helpful not only for everyone who's in a similar situation but everyone who is going through a process, a transition into something or someone new.

 

Her words show strength, give comfort and are pure.

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Her journey with IVF, fertility treatments, costs and taboos. 

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Eliza

Eliza Russell, reflecting on her recent experience in a strict religious organisation, growing up with strong sense of faith, experiencing angels and demons, finding out what it really means to love, opening up about traumas and leaving byron with a surprising discovery about her own spiritual health. 

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Zaria is a digital creator, published journalist, certified yoga teacher and founder of the EarthMama brand. Her personal philosophy is to provide resources and spaces for people to grow closer to themselves and the world around them through spirituality and wellness.

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Evelyne is 32 years old. She loves to travel and spend time in nature. Evelyne likes to walk in the forest and completely relax there. She is at her best when she can give someone a push in the right direction and that's why she started The Power of Mindset.

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Those who would like to open up about a their journeys. However, prefer to keep their personal details private. 

Cameron Gaw

Cameron is a charismatic young woman in Sydney. She's taking the dance industry by storm and here to tell you all about it.

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Being a young woman of colour in Australia, growing up with dance and learning about how it shapes her, her femininity, values and perspective of the world.

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Tristan Fahey

Tris is an entrepreneur in the Health & Beauty world, a marketing consultant, an author, a single mum, a lover of health, fitness & the outdoors, and a practicing Christian.

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Her choices to forgive and rise above, and her determination to move forward through the traumas that have helped her unlock personal growth in every situation, and freedom and peace as the foundation of her strength.

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Linda Borthwick

Young, brilliant and beautiful. Linda loves sharing her gorgeous voice on instagram and dancing with friends on a night out.

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Linda shares her recent journey in which she explores her sexuality and learns that love is great with the right person. Her poem-like piece will warm your heart and open your eyes.

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Lovisa

Adopted from Columbia into a Swedish family and raised in Australia. Lovisa studies design and loves photography.

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Lovisa talks about her personal experience as an woman of colour and her thoughts on her family. In an 18 minute audio, learn and listen to lovisa's life and bubbly personality. 

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Imogen

Creative Director, award winning Cinematographer, Comedian by night, your favourite hype girl, powerhouse and fulltime woman.

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The young Australian gun, now based in London, shares her empowering story of her medical trauma, body acceptance and extremely moving wise words. This had me shaking.

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Caitlyn

Caitlyn (Caity) Frances Ryan, is a 23 yrs old student studying a degree in Nutritional Medicine. Caity holds dear, the people in her life who speak truth, bring wisdom and can share her crazy ideas with.

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Caitlyn's poem alludes to three important things. Investing into relationships with friends and family, physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health.

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Alexandra

Born in Romania in a family of 4, at only 700 grams and 7 months, Alexandra learned early that life is not always fair and that she needs to fight her way through it.

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She is sometimes a dreamer, sometimes a realist, sometimes sceptic, sometimes a naïve, sometimes a fighter, sometimes a pacifist, sometimes cute, sometimes annoying. She is not a one thing, she is many emotions, experiences, and feelings, but Alexandra is always true to herself. Every woman should be free to choose what to do, how to live, who to live with, what to wear, how to feel

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Amanda

In deze podcast hoor je het leven van een jonge vrouw die de pil kreeg voorgeschreven om haar acne te verminderen.

 

Al snel volgenden de nacht merries, angststoornissen, migraines en beperkende patronen die een centrale rol in haar leven innamen.

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Amy

Amy is a fashion blogger on Instagram and is currently in her third year at uni, studying computer science. She also has an incredibly cute pet lizard called Norman, who stars alongside her on Instagram. Amy is known for her quirky poses and use of colour in her outfits, sharing new looks on the daily.

You can find more about Amy and her colourful outfits on her page, @amyz_k

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Spiritual entrepreneurship

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Raised in a loving family where enjoyment and positivity were the main mode and everything could be discussed and resolved. Julie's life changed completely in February 2018 when her father, age 60, committed suicide. “Apparently it can happen to anyone. Even though life seems so perfect.”