Persephone Pioneers: Paige Weldon

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Paige Weldon is a Los Angeles-based comedian and co-founder of the comedy website, The Higgs Weldon. I came across her work after recently following her on Twitter. I would describe her comedy as insightful, witty, awkward, and smart. Just the way I like it!

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Persephone Pioneers: 2 Girls, 1 Asian

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Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Kelly Colburn make up the dynamic duo ensemble, 2 Girls 1 Asian, a new web series about two girls living in New York city, experiencing your typical 20-something situations, and of course, being half Asian and white.

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A Tribute to Yuri Kochiyama

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On Sunday morning, Japanese-American activist, social justice warrior, and champion of civil rights Yuri Kochiyama (93) died in her home in Berkeley, California, in her sleep while surrounded by family.

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Persephone Pioneers: Janet Stephens, Hair Archaeologist

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Janet Stephens is a real-life Indiana Jones: by day, she’s a hairdresser, but by night, she’s a hair archaeologist. Her interest isn’t just casual: she’s been published  in academic journals, she presents regularly at conferences, and she is the first person to take studying and recreating ancient hairstyles seriously. Welcome, Janet Stephens!

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