I am one of several Seattle/Western Washington Persephoneers, and I have to say, we do love P-Mag. How best to show some love except to participate in the birthday giveaway? Amirite? Read More Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!
This summer, Mr. Dormouse and I decided that we needed to cut our expenses as much as we could so that we would be able to adjust our budget and pay off our student loans faster. For a couple of weeks, we fiddled with our budget spreadsheet, and I suggested that we get rid of one of our two cars. It made sense at the time, since we were working (and commuting) together, and that way we would cut down even more on gas, maintenance, and car insurance. “It will be an easy adjustment!” I said, smiling brightly. It was…and it wasn’t. Read More [Mis]Adventures in Public Transportation
How has education changed your life? What would you do for an education? How does educating girls now change the future? These questions and more are answered in the moving documentary Girl Rising. Read More Film Review: Girl Rising
My life made a sharp turn over the weekend. The vehicle for this shift was a writing conference. If you are interested in attending one but have never gone, here’s what this newbie learned! Read More Going to a Writers’ Conference: Newbie Edition
It’s Thursday, Persephoneers, and I’m back with another round of news from Africa! After the jump, we’ve got updates on the Pistorius case in South Africa and a whole lot more. Read More News in Africa: 02/21/2013
This week brings us tragedy, hope, and justice – not in that order. Without further ado, let’s jump in…
As always, there is a lot going on in Africa these days, and some of it isn’t very rosy. I wish I could bring you positive and uplifting news reports every week, but some weeks, those uplifting stories are much harder to find amid the muck and mire. [TW: discussion of sexual violence after the jump.] Read More News in Africa: 02/07/2013
Tumblr is a magical land full of gifs and fandoms and a lot of grassroots activists. Here are the best things that crossed my dashboard this week that made me laugh and think. Read More Best of Tumblr: Dormouse Edition