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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Nutella or Sex?

The time has come, Persephoneers. The question must be asked. Ready your arguments and rebuttals (no dildos — use your words, Persephoneers).

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Pillow Talk

It’s been too long. Cushions everywhere and wrapped up in a blanket, I feel like I could sink into sleep far too easily. Come, it’s late, there are more blankets. Quilt, comforter, fleece, wool. Cushions and pillows, too. The blinds are down and curtains are drawn. There’s the patter of three sets of paws looking […]

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Dear Hogfather

Dear Hogfather,

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Food

Festive Recipe Roundup: Traditional Christmas Cakes

‘Tis the season to be jolly! ‘Tis also the season to bake traditional Christmas cakes if they aren’t already maturing in a cupboard. Usually consisting of copious quantities of dried fruit and alcohol, this is a holiday favourite. There are many different ways of putting this type of cake together, so let’s get started, shall […]

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Perspectives

Birth. Stories. Horror. Power.

Stories matter. They are one of the fundamental ways in which we learn. In pregnancy and childbirth, “horror stories” are to avoided. To be ignored. To be drowned out by the empowered. Why does empowerment need to come at the exclusion of a whole spectrum of knowledge?

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Schrödinger’s Overdose

Winter is coming. The nights are drawing in. The cold descends and creeps through our home. Maybe it wasn’t inevitable. It’s easier to think that it was.

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Surviving Kids and Winter Bugs

Winter is coming, Persephoneers. Winter is coming.

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Just for Fun

Poetry Corner: “Leisure” by W.H. Davies

We all have poems that stay with us, don’t we? I remember finding “Leisure” in my Grandmother’s copy of Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. It was the most beautiful little book. A hardback in the kind of green that reminds me of meadows and paddocks. So here, to escape into poetry for a few minutes, is “Leisure” by […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Dark Evening Entertainment

Autumn has arrived! Scrumptiously cooler days are here, and with them come darker evenings. And what do darker evenings mean? They mean it’s time for the season of indoor entertainment.

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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: Unicorn Brooch

Happy birthday, Persephone Magazine!

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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: “Raising Unicorns” by Jessica S. Marquis

Happy birthday Persephone Magazine!

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Dried Orange Slices

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! I swear I wasn’t going to say the “C” word. I promise. Now that autumn is here and there are less than three months until The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named, I am already wanting to bring some loveliness into our home. Mr. Juniper could be […]

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Just for Fun

Poetry Corner: “There’s a certain Slant of light” by Emily Dickinson

This is a poem that I came across thanks to a certain YA novel. It’s a poem that I feel I need to keep coming back to; like there’s something more to find each time. So here is “There’s a certain Slant of light” by Emily Dickinson to wind its way through your mind for a […]

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Perspectives

A Bra To Remember

A few weeks ago, I sat down and looked through my memory boxes. There in amongst photographs and letters was a bra to remember.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Which Editor Would You Kiss?

Because if this makes it to publication, I’ll send a copy of Raising Unicorns to the editor with the most votes.