Persephone, Emma Jones

Girl on a Train

Years ago, I was on an early morning train from Dallas airport to the city center. I had caught a ridiculously early flight and was traveling with two female friends. I sat across from them in the carriage. I was beyond exhausted, and, feeling safe in the knowledge that I was riding the train until…

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Restoring 2016: A Playlist

2016 seems to have been a bit of a write off. Responsible for unsettling change in politics and some pretty tragic losses, this year has left many swamped in a dense feeling of despair and uncertainty. In the midst of 2016’s disappointment, some of the women in the music game have been stirring up some…

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Do We Need Him or Do We Want Him?

This morning,I had one of my typical, “Be cool, be cool, Mom!” moments where I saw an opportunity to make my sweet baby feel empowered and strong as a female.  (Well, as a person. We just aren’t there yet in society to differentiate between female empowerment and person-empowerment, and I’ve come to terms with that).…

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A Toothbrush Rabbit Hole

Not long ago, I heard a duet on the radio, in which country stars Dierks Bentley and Elle King tenderly croon, “It’s different for girls when their hearts get broke They can’t tape it back together with a whiskey and Coke They don’t take someone home and act like it’s nothing They can’t just switch…