This week’s Persephone Pioneer is comedian, writer, and co-founder of the Dis/orient/ed Comedy tour, the first all Asian American female standup comedy tour, Jenny Yang.
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 […]
[Original publication date: Dec. 16, 2013] Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.
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!
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.
Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.
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 […]
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 […]
Award-winning author ZoÃ« Archer has been helping to redefine the romance genre with her widely acclaimed historical paranormal Blades of the Rose series, featuring ass-kicking female protagonists, and storylines that defy the stereotype of the romance novel. Please join me in welcoming ZoÃ« Archer to Persephone! Persephone Magazine: There’s a definite stereotype of romance novel heroines […]
When I first heard Shanica Knowles sing, I knew that this girl had pipes. What I didn’t know was that she was a pro and has been doing this all her life, from her beginnings at Showtime at the Apollo to her now-rising star as a musician.
Morgane Richardson is shaking it up. As a self-described “fourth-wave feminist” who takes on issues of race, gender, sexuality, sans the theory and terminology, Morgane is making an impact wherever she goes. As the founder of Refuse the Silence: Women of Color in Academia Speak Out, she has created a space that allows women who […]
Erica Watson is a funny as hell, talented, badass woman. Born in Chicago, she currently lives and works in New York City as a comedienne and a film/television director. Her one woman show, Fat Bitch, is a personal look at the term, our culture’s obsession with weight, the impact it has for women as a […]