Publisher’s description: Persephone’s Daughters is a literary and arts journal for abuse survivors of all gender identities, established in 2015 by author, domestic violence worker, and artist Meggie Royer. The journal is named for Persephone, the Greek goddess of vegetation and the queen of the Underworld.
The vast majority of staff and contributors identify as survivors of domestic & sexual violence/exploitation and child abuse, or those with direct personal connections to survivors. The journal publishes poetry, prose, and art of all forms, including photography, mixed-media work, paintings, drawings, films, and sculpture.
Since its inception in 2015, Persephone's Daughters has provided a safe space to several hundred writers and artists from all over the world, and routinely operates a global staff base. Through proceeds from their film division Girls Don’t Cry and print copies of their journal, Persephone's Daughters has to date donated several thousand dollars to organizations around the world focused on issues of domestic & sexual violence, the health & well-being of women of color, and LGBTQ+ survivor advocacy. These organizations include, but are not limited to, StrongHearts Native Helpline, Black Women's Health Imperative, RAINN, The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse, and The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.