Welcome to Persephone’s Step Sisters. We like to think of this space as a sort of virtual salon. For centuries, salons have been the civilized world’s way of gathering smart people with smart ideas, to share, exchange, and elevate the creative process. Well, the world has changed, and so have we.
There was a a time when culture was defined and regulated almost completely by men. So naturally and as a response, women created the salon, a place where they could be a powerful influence in their own right. Women were the center of the life in the salon. They selected their guests and decided about the subjects of their meetings. Those subjects were social, literary, or political. Persephone’s Step Sisters is mainly literary, though it may veer toward social, political, or spiritual anarchy.
Back in the day, the salon was an informal university for women where they were able to exchange ideas, receive and give criticism, read their own works and hear the works and ideas of other writers. We think that the creative spark is as natural a breathing, and here, we are willing to share our air with women, men, what ev. In the spirit of Alice B, welcome to our virtual salon.