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By The Purple Fig Wasting Time Watching Funny Videos takeabreakandgiggle

Sometimes you need a good laugh, right? And other times we could really use that guttural giggle that forces us to grab our pants and cross our legs. TPF has curated some videos ranging from ‘a pleasant watch’ to ‘downright piss worthy’. Enjoy. Please,…


By Trish Bentley Write Because You Love It. iwanttobeawriter

When I was in school I endured many writing workshops (public mental beatings) where I had to showcase my work and listen to what each of the students thought about it. I was to sit there quietly and nod my head as if to…


By The Purple Fig Can Good Grammar Save Your Valentine’s Day? ROMANTIC BEACH COUPLE edited

As writers here at The Purple Fig, we’re already well aware of the importance of impeccable grammar. However, away from the pages of our stories, it seems that the significance of punctuation can also play a role in the world of online dating! With…



By Corinne Korytkowski Knowing When It’s Time For A Change woman needing to make a change

Everyone has their own thresholds, rock bottoms or breaking points. These are the moments in our lives when we realize that we simply can’t keep going the way we have been. I reached a pivotal one in my late 20’s. Looking back now I…



By Sarah Johnson Where Does Time Go? delorean-ev-main-1

Can I freeze time, please. Time has been on the fast track since I had my daughter almost eight years ago, but my mind can’t seem to accept that we’re in the twenty-tens. I do a double-take anytime I’m reminded of the date.  …


By The Purple Fig Unapologetic Parent on The Huffington Post trishicon

Trish Bentley, editor of The Purple Fig, has started writing a column for The Huffington Post, called Unapologetic Parent. Informative and relatable articles on parenting hot topics, “Unapologetic Parent” will examine the pressures and scrutiny parents often face when making personal choices on how…


By Sara Tirmizi A Letter To Depression DEPRESSED YOUNG WOMAN

Dear Depression, It’s been a long fight hasn’t it? I still remember the first time you came. You didn’t saunter in. You didn’t even announce your presence. I had my back turned towards the door, I was looking out the window-trying to find the…


By Joanna Krotz How Women Today Can Find Parity And Purpose BUSINESSWOMAN

From Being Equal Doesn’t Mean Being the Same: Starting a business is killer hard and frequently all-consuming. Yet it’s been attracting women at all levels, in every location and in greater numbers than at any time in history. Far from being Plan B for…