Persephone Pioneers: Lynn Casper

This week’s Persephone Pioneer is multimedia artist and activist Lynn Casper.

Lynn is a multimedia artist, strategist, and activist. Her two active projects consist of feminist playing cards and a music podcast show, Homoground. I’m fascinated by her work on so many different levels, but above all, I am inspired by her willingness to share parts of herself in her work. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Lynn Casper

Laverne Cox and Jac Gares on Their Documentary, FREE CeCe!

[Original publication date: Dec. 16, 2013]

Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.

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Persephone Pioneers: Paige Weldon

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! Read More Persephone Pioneers: Paige Weldon

Persephone Pioneers: 2 Girls, 1 Asian

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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Laverne Cox and Jac Gares on Their New Documentary, FREE CeCe!

Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.

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Persephone Pioneers: JoAnn Falletta

JoAnn Falletta is the brilliant and talented Director of both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She recently began her first season as Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra and is the first woman to ever lead that orchestra. Her career has been long and filled with accomplishments both on and off the stage. I recently had the opportunity to ask the incomparable Ms. Falletta a few questions. Read More Persephone Pioneers: JoAnn Falletta

Persephone Pioneers: Aletta Jacobs and Els Borst

This week, the University of Groningen announced that their biannual Aletta Jacobs award would go to former Health Minister Els Borst. This award has been awarded by the university since 1990, to Dutch women with an academic background who lead the way in emancipation and are role models to other women. But who was Aletta Jacobs, and why Els Borst? Read More Persephone Pioneers: Aletta Jacobs and Els Borst