Shoe Shopping When You Have Huge Feet

NatashaStyle16 Comments

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Clothes shopping can be tough because I’m fat, but I do know how to sew and if worse comes to worst, I can create clothes for myself. Bra shopping is a pain, but at least no one will see those bras (without my permission). But shoes. Shoes. I’ve worn an 11 in women’s shoes since I was about 12 years … Read More

NatashaShoe Shopping When You Have Huge Feet

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Zombie, Zombie Again

Martti NelsonBooks6 Comments

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Hi, Persephone readers! I’m a first-time poster, long-time reader who’s here to tell you the story of how I wrote a thing, I got a literary agent for thing!, thing did not sell, there was much huffing glue with fantasy creatures, and then I self-pubbed thing and lived to tell the tale. The zombie fairy tale, to be precise.

Martti NelsonIf at First You Don’t Succeed, Zombie, Zombie Again

Persephone Pioneers: Eisa Jocson

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I had the pleasure of chatting with performance artist from the Philippines, Eisa Jocson, who is a featured artist at this year’s Time-Based Art Festival presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. As a Filipina myself and as person who is aspiring for a career in researching gender and sexuality (in the academe or outside), Eisa’s work completely fascinates … Read More

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Catherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

Linotte MelodieuseCrossposts2 Comments

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Imagine my initial surprise and delight this weekend when I saw the headline that Jack the Ripper had been identified as Aaron Kosminski from DNA gathered left on a shawl belonging to Catherine Eddowes. Then I read the article and saw the source of the news: The Daily Mail, which, okay, maybe, but then the claim started to look bad … Read More

Linotte MelodieuseCatherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

The Persephone Magazine Halloween Candy Ranking

AlysonFood4 Comments

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If you walk into any retail establishment between late August and October 31st, you’re sure to see tell-tale signs of Halloween. As I shelved shippers of candy at my muggle job yesterday, I began to rank my favorite Halloween candy. 

AlysonThe Persephone Magazine Halloween Candy Ranking

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: 10 Things I Hate About You

KarishmaMovies4 Comments

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About fifteen years ago, I discovered 10 Things I Hate About You when it hit the basic cable rotation of non-stop replays on USA. As any good stock preteen character would do, I watched it ad nauseam and became majorly obsessed with it.

KarishmaMovies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: 10 Things I Hate About You

Large Dogs: Some Inconvenient Truths

Laura-CPets9 Comments

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I’m definitely not one to discourage large dog ownership; I love large breed dogs. My smallest dog is 65 lbs and I tend to think of him as tiny. That said, there are some inconvenient facts about large dogs that their admirers tend to gloss over, and these can sometimes result in the wrong people adopting them.

Laura-CLarge Dogs: Some Inconvenient Truths