Reflections on My All-Girls’ Education

My name is BaseballChica03 (well, not really), and I went to an all-girls’ high school. It was not a boarding school, but a Catholic school in my area. I come from an area that has literally dozens of Catholic high schools, most of which are single-gender. It’s not so strange to encounter someone like me around these parts. This weekend, though, I was at my high school friend Kay’s bachelorette party, and one of the other women in the group grilled us about what it was like going to school without any boys. She thought it was fascinating.
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Growing Up Gimpy: My Scoliosis Story

I thought I’d cap off bullying awareness week by discussing something that’s tangentially related to bullying: My name is Hattie, and I have scoliosis.

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When Bullies Grow Up

So, who had (or will have) a 10-year high school reunion this year? I was a member of the class of 2000, a bit of trivia that was burned into my brain at a young age. I remember my kindergarten teacher telling us as a group that we were going to graduate in the year 2000, and the date seemed so impossibly futuristic to me. I couldn’t wait to finish high school, and drive off in my flying car to the next adventure. Read More When Bullies Grow Up

We Heart Our Readers

Wrapping up day two of Persephone, I’m struck by several things.  1.  I have a ton of respect for people who do this for a living and 2. Our readers rock my world.   As of 4:30 this morning, when your editor started her day, Google Analytics clocked 600+ unique visitors.  Read More We Heart Our Readers

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Are you a writer, an artist, a questioner of The Way Things Are?  Do you have a passion for spreading the truth, speaking your mind, standing up for what you believe?  Do you know how to do something no one else knows how to do with quite the same flair?  Then we want you to come be a part of Persephone.   Details after the cut. Read More Want to Join Us?