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We try it!

We Try It: Being A Bridesmaid

Just an FYI: There is a mention of clothing sizes in this piece.

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Yellow Fever: Dating As An Asian Woman

Lauren sMash is another amazingly talented writer, whose work has consistently knocked my socks off. I thought this was one of the best pieces that thoroughly debunks the whole “exotic-fetishization-of-your-race-as-a-compliment” and what it’s like to navigate the dating world as a person who’s desired as a stereotype, not as a whole person. – Coco Papy

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Crop Tops: My Style Revolution

In December 2011, Lauren sMash and I were on the same wavelength. She wrote this awesome piece about wearing crop tops not long before I wrote my own (warning: shameless self-promotion) piece on the word flattering. I love anything that promotes the idea that we should embrace and dress the body we have, no matter […]

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Perspectives

His Holiness and Us: How We Can All Be More Like The Dalai Lama

Before I saw the Dalai Lama speak at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, I lacked concrete expectations. I have never read any of his books, I haven’t listened to any of his speeches or watched any videos. All I knew was that he was Buddhist, everyone calls him “His Holiness”, and he is […]

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Pop Culture

Lady Superheroes You Should Know About

Superheros are rising in popularity these days with studios banking on big budget blockbusters like The Avengers movies, Chris Nolan’s Batman films, and the newly cast Spiderman. But, where are the superhero women? It’s hard for most people to name a female superhero beyond Wonder Woman. They may not get a lot of press, but there […]

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Technology

$20K Grants for Digital Media Startups Run By Women

The International Women’s Media Foundation is offering a fantastic opportunity for female journalists and entrepeneurs! Are you a woman? Are you a writer? Have a groundbreaking idea that uses digital media to deliver the news? Then, this opportunity is for you! You could be one of the three women awarded $20,000 to have your life-changing […]

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Technology

Get With The Program – Code Year Update!

It has been a few weeks since  we introduced Persephone to Code Year! Now that the program is in its fourth week, Codeacademy has made some changes to the program to hopefully make things a little easier.

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Perspectives

Yellow Fever: Dating As An Asian Woman

I was IMing with a friend recently about a guy she has an unrequited crush on. She was absolutely smitten, but thoroughly convinced that he would have nothing to do with her. When I asked her why, she heaved a heavy Internet *SIIIIIIGH* and said, “Ugh, well he only dates Asian girls”¦ you’re so lucky you’re […]

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Pop Culture

Explaining the Joke: Lady Excuses, Leslie Knope, and Female Hysteria

This edition of Explaining the Joke features Leslie Knope, female hysteria, and the kind of history you probably didn’t learn about in your high school history class.

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Technology

Get With The Program: Learn to Code with CodeYear

2012 could be a big year for Persephoneers with all of these challenges popping up! Here’s another brainy challenge for you. CodeAcademy is offering interactive computer programming lessons with Code Year for free online! It’s an awesome user friendly opportunity to learn something new and relevant to our technology driven world. By 2013, you could […]

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Pop Culture

Cheer Up With The ’80s

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another part falls to pieces.” And when that time comes, you must watch your favorite 1980s music videos to cheer yourself up.

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Pop Culture

Deconstructing Comedy: Teach Me How to Understand Christmas

Full disclosure: I am a big nerd about comedy. I love watching it, I love creating it, and I love sharing it with people. Comedy can be really funny if it is only taken at face value, but my favorite kind of comedy can also be deeply funny–funny in a complex and nuanced way that […]

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Pop Culture

Life Lessons From Donna Noble

When I found out that Doctor Who would no longer be available on Netflix on December 1st, 2011, I took that as a personal challenge. For two weeks straight, I went on a massive 2-5 episode a day binge so I could finish up David Tennant’s run as The Doctor by the time December 1st […]

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We try it!

We Try It: Brazilian Waxing

The verdict? It’s not that bad. It’s actually kind of awesome.

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Style

Crop Tops: My Style Revolution

My decision to wear crop tops is a big deal. And it’s not just because the ’90s are over a decade behind us.