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Struggle, Elevate, & Celebrate - an Anthology of Women's Voices

Inspired by the International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge theme, Hip Circle has published an anthology of women’s voices exploring gender bias or women and girls’ achievements.

  • "Struggle, Elevate, & Celebrate is a powerful collection that displays the depth and breadth of women's experiences in the world. There is something for everyone here." - Sukeikha Snyder, award-winning author
  • "With pieces short enough to be finished in moments stolen from a busy day and rush enough to linger, this book makes a wonderful companion. The writers share vulnerability, anger, wisdom, and strength." - Zoe Zolbrod, author of The Telling
  • "This intersectional collection of poetry and prose by women across ages and stages guts and slays. Equal parts rage and splendor, it will make you ache and revel." - Deborah Siegel-Acevedo, PhD, author of Sisterhood Interrupted: From Radical Women to Girls Gone Wild
  • "Women readers will find themselves in this collection; open-minded male readers will learn to see women more clearly. This is an important first collection from Hip Circle Empowerment Center." - Debi Lewis, writer & Oreo connoisseur


Anthology Book Cover


All programming is offered virtually or as a hybrid class to provide you with safe options for class participation. With a wide variety of classes and class times available in-studio or via Zoom, you’re sure to find your way to confidence, health and joy.

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Hip Circle aims to make health and wellness accessible to all women through a variety of classes, workshops, and events led from a place of acceptance and celebration of uniqueness and strength.

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