My Life in Burlesque: Steppin’ to the Bad Side

I’m nervous, I texted my best friend two days before the debut of my new act. This one’s really close to my heart.

In my new act, I play a murderer. Read More My Life in Burlesque: Steppin’ to the Bad Side

PoC News in America

This week made us feel like we were walking on, walking on broken glass.

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This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

My Love Affair With Questionable Fashion

I have an ongoing love affair with questionable fashion. Now, when I say questionable, I don’t mean like giving it the side-eye, “What in the hell is that and why are you wearing it?” fashion where I make a condescending judgment call. I mean the stuff that makes my 9-5 work day outfits pale in comparison, yet make my heart skip an excited beat. The stuff that Kelis can rock hard in a video, yet the actuality of me wearing it in my regular life seems slightly ridiculous. Possibly circus themed. Read More My Love Affair With Questionable Fashion

The Daily Goodie and Bonus Open Thread: New Server Edition

Good morning, Persephoneers! As many of you know, last night we had to make the move to a shiny new server. It was a tad bit more complicated than we had anticipated (as these things tend to be), and so our diligent yet exhausted editor-in-chief and her army of server gnomes need to take some time to regroup and make sure everything is spiffed up and ready for company. So we’ve taken the liberty of extending the weekend one additional day, and hope you’ll join us in this open thread until we’re 100% back in business.

To get us started, and as a tribute to our HBIC getting this server nonsense squared away pretty much by herself, I leave you with some Aretha and Annie Lennox: