Block Island’s Women’s History Month

We’ve extended Women’s History Month into April (and possibly May!). Here are profiles of some in their own words:
Persephone Brown: Owner of Persephone’s Kitchen
At age 18, my friend and I visited her brother, where he was working at the Spring House. We swam at Fresh Pond, beached all day, went for a fancy dinner, and stayed in the bunkhouse. We left, determined to work on Block Island the following summer. We secured jobs and housing with Anna at Aldos. I worked as a busser, and we lived at the old Beck Farm up Payne Rd. Spring was spent scrubbing deck furniture, eating peanut butter and jelly, and walking miles into town every day. Eventually, we got the hang of the island, started earning money, and had a great summer as honorary members of the Leone family. 
My first summer shaped my future in inexplicable ways. I met people from all over the world who were living a life of work and travel. It was my first exposure to this lifestyle, and I was excited to find this new path. I stayed winters on the island, traveled a bunch, and eventually moved to San Francisco. I

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