That’s Not My Name: Difficult Spelling and Pronunciation

When my husband and I married, I joked to him that perhaps I would have kept my maiden name only if it had been more interesting than “Smith.”

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Having a Web Presence: Good Idea, Bad Idea, or Bleh Idea?

Every so often, I get an alarmingly colorful newsletter in my inbox shouting about the importance of creating and cultivating a web presence. I generally agree: if you have something to say, and if you want to get yourself out there, then creating a Real Name Spot on the Web is not a bad idea. Heck, I have even done my time leading workshops and seminars on creating this web presence. But for some reason, for me, there is a bit of a disconnect between what I know and what I do. Read More Having a Web Presence: Good Idea, Bad Idea, or Bleh Idea?

Are You There, Style? It’s Me, Margaret.

Have you ever woken up and realized everything you thought you knew about something was just flat out wrong? Well, that was me and fashion. I’ve had other revelations, but this is the only relevant one now. Come, let me take you on a journey of self-discovery that starts with ill-fitting jeans and ends with some knee-high fantastic boots.

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We Want Your Stories

On Thursday,  we’re running pieces by most of our regulars and a few friends about the summer each of us was seventeen, and we want to see your stories up here with ours.  We’re looking for all kinds of perspectives, from more objective articles about trends, news or pop culture to more personal stories.  Read More We Want Your Stories

Letter from the Editor

Good morning, or whatever time of the day it happens to be while you’re reading this.   Welcome to the brand new Persephone Magazine!  We’ll be doing our best to bring you fresh content all day, every day, at least once we work out the kinks.   I’m Ophelia Payne, your humble editor,  and I’m actually three people. Read More Letter from the Editor

Internet Smarts

Raise your hand if you’ve posted on the internet after one too many glasses of wine.  Now raise your hand if you’ve posted something really stupid on the internet without thinking first.  There are a blue million sites and articles out there which will tell you how to protect yourself from the other people on the web.  We’re here to tell you how to protect you from yourself. Read More Internet Smarts