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PoC News in America

This week in PoC News is video-heavy so make sure your roommates aren’t hogging all the bandwidth.

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History

A Brief History of Women’s History Month

I’ve been self-identifying as a feminist as long as I can remember, but it was only few years ago that I realized I didn’t know the history of March’s Women’s History Month. As part of rectifying this oversight, I wrote “A Brief History of Women’s History Month” for Persephone back in 2011 and we’ve rerun […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

From PhDs working at Buzzfeed to Photoshop, ladyblogland had a lot to talk about. Join the conversation.

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History

A Brief History of Women’s History Month

Another year, another March, another Women’s History Month. Like many a feminist, I’ve participated in yearly celebrations and presentations celebrating the contribution of women to our society, but it’s only been recently that I realized I had no knowledge whatsoever of WHM’s own history.

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Feminism

A Brief History of Women’s History Month

Another year, another March, another Women’s History Month. Like many a feminist, I’ve participated in yearly celebrations and presentations celebrating the contribution of women to our society, but it’s only been recently that I realized I had no knowledge whatsoever of WHM’s history. If there’s one thing I do know, celebrations of marginalized members of […]

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History

From the Archives: Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

Editor’s Note:  In honor of APA Heritage Month, we’re re-running a couple of our older pieces you may have missed. In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which created military zones covering one-third of the nation. At the behest of nativist groups, opportunistic politicans, and […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Rachael Booth

I recently had the privilege to speak with Rachael Booth, an activist, speaker, feminist, and the author of Star Light, Star Bright: The Story of a Wish Come True, the incredible story of Rachael’s early life and process of becoming a woman.  Not only is a she an author, but she holds a degree (Cum […]

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History

Badass Women’s History: Jerri Nielsen

The posts that so many other awesome Persephoneers have been making for Women’s History Month have left me feeling so inspired. History is not my strongest subject: dates and names don’t tend to stick very well in my mind, I have found myself struggling with history papers and exams for years “¦ and yet, I […]

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History

Badass Ladies of History – Griselda Gambaro

Persephone crew – I’ll be honest. Part of the reason why I am writing about Griselda Gambaro is because in a mere two weeks, I have the privilege of a free trip to Buenos Aires. I won’t brag anymore (did I mention this is my first vacation in years? And that it’s free?). 

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History

Zitkala-Å a: Nom de Defiance

Forced to inhabit multiple worlds, Zitkala-Å a dedicated her life to art and activism, challenging authority and exposing corruption in a government that did not consider Native Americans worthy of raising their own children, preserving their own cultures, or accessing citizenship and legal rights.

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History

Women’s History Month: Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun was the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate, where she served from 1993-1999.  As of today, she is the only African-American woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, the only woman ever to defeat an incumbent in a senate race and the only woman senator ever […]

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History

Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which created military zones covering one-third of the nation. At the behest of nativist groups, opportunistic politicans, and military leaders, a series of presidential proclamations followed which defined Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants as “enemy aliens.”

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Feminism

A Brief History of Women’s History Month

March is my favorite month. I’m biased towards it, because my birthday is on the first, and any month lucky enough to host my birth is pretty awesome by definition, but I’ve always secretly loved that it coincided with Women’s History Month. Like many a feminist, I’ve  participated in celebrations and presentations during this time, […]