The Beautiful Eater

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SUBMISSION CALL: The Beautiful Eater

The Beautiful Eater is looking for personal essays, poetry and recipes from women who seek authenticity, liberation, and purpose through food. The Beautiful Eater is a woman who constantly strives for the fine balance between her emotional and physical wants and needs for her health, her family, her community—and most importantly—her taste for life. We’re looking for women who are on a journey towards being an authentic, conscious eater, a spiritual eater, a political eater, a compassionate and shrewd food citizen, but most of all, can envision herself as a Beautiful Eater. Beautiful Eaters may have overcome or still struggle with eating disorders, chronic diseases, allergies, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting or any number of issues that involve food. The woman who eats beautifully may or may not follow a strict regimen or doctrine. In certain circles, she might even be considered a “radical eater,” but to her, food makes life beautiful!

The categories for The Beautiful Eater include (but are not limited to):

* Finding Inner Beauty Through Food
* Healing Through Food
* Your Spiritual Connection With Food
* Eating With Intention
* The Art of Eating Alone
* Orthorexia (Obsessive healthy eating)
* Cultural Eating (How your culture or ethnicity effects how and what you eat)
* Creative Cooking
* Emotional Eating
* Binge/Compulsive Eating, Bulimia and Anorexia
* Living with Food Allergies, Sensitivities, Diabetes and Digestion-Related Diseases
* Eating For Two: The Relationship Between Food and Fertility
* Your Experience With Fasting
* Women Farmers
* Food and Intimacy
* Eating and Identity
* Defining True Hunger

We want to hear your food story and get your favorite healthy recipes! Please submit your personal beautiful eating experiences (poetry and/or prose up to 2,500 words max) and one to five of your most beautiful recipes. Please include a 100-word bio.
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DEADLINE: June 30, 2011

Meet The Beautiful Eater Editorial Team:

TONYA CHERIE HEGAMIN, M.F.A. is an award-winning author and educator. Having struggled with food allergies since birth, compulsive eating since she was 15, and being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 30, Tonya has always sought authenticity through food and cooking. Her dream is to help others gain self-awareness and self-worth through healthy eating. Her website is:

NICOLE DIDIO JOHNSON, M.F.A., H.H.C., AADP is a certified Holistic Health Coach and Quantum Energy Transformation™ practitioner. In private practice, individual coaching, group workshops, corporate programs and on, Nicole has guided hundreds to optimize health through food and lifestyle transformation. She focuses on eating foods we love, creative self-care, and releasing ourselves from emotional eating and habits that no longer serve us. Nicole specializes in weight loss, stress-reduction, alleviation of food intolerance and allergies, and awakening joy through unleashing personal power.

MARGOT DOUAIHY, M.A., R.Y.T., is a writer, editor, instructor, and has been a passionate vegetarian for 15 years. She teaches literature at Marywood University and teaches Hot Yoga and QiGong at Steamtown Hot Yoga. Margot hopes to bring gratitude, curiosity, and an open heart to everything she does. She believes that magic exists just about everywhere—as long as we’re open to it.