Issue Seven is three issues in one—a poetry issue, a prose issue, and an art issue. This is our largest issue to date, filled with art, poetry, and prose from domestic and sexual violence survivors, child abuse survivors, and harassment victims. Work by Taylor Drake, Sky Dai, Emma Jokinen, Elena Fite, Siri Espy, Isabella Neblett, Charlotte Kane, Carly Hall, Melanie Ward, Rachael Gay, Mae Herring, Miriam Leibowitz, Mars Rightwildish, Ranjeet Singh, and many more. We were also fortunate to be able to interview Lori Greene for the issue, who created the artwork for the United States’s first permanent memorial to sexual violence survivors.
Persephone’s Daughters is a print and online literary journal for abuse survivors of all gender identities. Founded in 2015 by author, domestic violence worker, and artist Maggie Royer, they take their name from Persephone, Greek goddess of vegetation and queen of the Underworld.
Persephone’s Daughters seeks to uplift the voices of those pursuing peace after trauma and provide community and calm through healing art and storytelling. They use the proceeds from their film division Girls Don’t Cry and print copies of their journal to donate money to organizations around the world focused on issues of domestic and sexual violence, the health and well-being of women of color, and LGBTQ+ survivor advocacy.
The journal publishes poetry, prose, and art of all forms. Their 2020 issue is slated for publication on December 15. Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.