From left to right: Persephone Rose, Majik Dyke, and Kamani Sutra. Photo credit: Dameyankee on Instagram.

This past weekend, I had the privilege of being invited to perform for Drag Story Hour at Dolley Madison Library in Mclean, VA, alongside some truly remarkable talent. I had a blast reading Neither and Kevin the Unicorn: It’s Not All Rainbows to the kids and their caregivers; tales about not quite fitting in with the world of “This and That” and an apt message that even the most vibrant and happy of people don’t always feel the same way inside that they project.

It was an incredible experience for me because I got to share a bit of my…


A slightly blurred face of an insanely beautiful light-skinned autistic transgender woman, superimposed with vertical green lines of code on a dark background. Beside her, to the right, is thesilhouette of a hand,pressing against the code as if it were a barrier it sought to escape.
A slightly blurred face of an insanely beautiful light-skinned autistic transgender woman, superimposed with vertical green lines of code on a dark background. Beside her, to the right, is thesilhouette of a hand,pressing against the code as if it were a barrier it sought to escape.
Do we live in a simulation, or am I the simulation?

It’s hard to know how much of the world is real. I’m on the autism spectrum, and before I found out what autism was, my whole life felt like a disjointed collection of overstimulation, inexplicable yet apparently invisible impulsivity, and heavily scripted interactions. It was only after years of research and talking with other autistic people that I realized autism could be the reason for those feelings — but even now, there are still times when I feel like nothing is real. Artificial intelligence has also been on my mind lately because we’re quickly approaching a time where AI will…


Emperor Pigs, Complete First Season Box Art, by Kassandra Cherry.

WASHINGTON, DC — on a park bench looking out at the COVID-induced eerily deserted streets of the nation’s capital, I couldn’t help but shiver in nervous anticipation. Occasionally, a figure would shuffle along in the distance, and I’d wonder. Still, each time it turned out to be anyone but her: a vagrant, a dog walker, an unaccompanied child followed by a suspicious and dilapidated station wagon.

I checked my watch and tapped my briefcase. It was starting to look more and more like I was being stood up. I couldn’t even be sure that Persephone Rose was a real person…


What is “trans” anyway? A guide for NORMAL PEOPLE.

The so-called banner of the transgender people

With so much “science” seemingly supporting both sides, how are we NORMAL PEOPLE supposed to make heads or tails of this whole debate? It’s exhausting and confusing!

Some of us have even been called “transphobic”! How the heck can we have an “irrational fear” of something that just doesn’t make sense to us?!

Most of us grew up in a world that only has two sexes: male and female. And it’s really easy to tell them apart! Males have penises and females have vaginas. Their bodies have obvious and different functions. Now, we’re suddenly being told that not only can…


Yes, I've lost my shit. Many who have only gotten to know me in more recent years have started to see another side of me that might scare them. A vicious, intense rage. A seemingly unending fury. Unprofessional behavior. Strong language. Content warning. Hide the kids.

This is the story of the last six years of my life. The story about my slow descent into madness. It’s not cute and it isn’t for the faint of heart.

If you somehow missed the memo, I am a transgender womxn. I started taking hormones when I turned 18 and fought hard to…

Persephone Rose

Persephone Rose is a writer, actor, and the creator of Emperor Pigs; an audio drama series about demons that work at a pizza and marijuana shop.

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