Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s what to read when you’re on a conference call this week: Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Slut Walked”¦ But Now We Need To Talk

Trigger warning for racial slurs, photo of racial slur.

Merely a week ago, I wrote this piece on why I participated in Slutwalk NYC. I talked about the different ambivalence’s and concerns that weighed heavy, giving me pause as to whether or not my own presence could add necessary perspectives to ongoing feminist dialogues. Read More This Slut Walked”¦ But Now We Need To Talk

Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Is it already that time of the week? Boy, that went fast. Welcome back, kids! Here we are again at Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading, a well-balanced part of a Persephone-inspired reading breakfast. Read More Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Persephone Pioneers: Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson is a certified media junkie and a hip-hop feminist, turning pop culture on its head with spot-on anti-racist and -sexist criticism. She’s an in-demand writer whose work has been featured in The Guardian, The Root, Bitch Magazine, and Slate’s Double X, and she has contributed to books like Feminism For Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. She is most well-known for being the owner (a mistake about which I foolishly made…) and editor of Racialicious, contributing recent examinations like The Hollywood Shuffle and this week’s Table For Three, a roundtable discussion with contributors Andrea Plaid and Arturo R. Garcia on Beyonce’s much ignited “Girls Run the World.” Did I also mention she’s a Poynter Institute Sensemaking Fellow and one of the inaugural Public Media Corps fellows? She’s on fire and rightly so. It’s a huge privilege to have her here on Persephone: please welcome, the one and only, Latoya Peterson. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Latoya Peterson