Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ten Cute Products We Love On Etsy

Ten Cute Products We Love On Etsy

Shokado Bento Box by dolittledesign “SQUEEE! SQUEEE!” That’s the high pitched sound we made at the Ladybud Magazine office when we saw this collectible bento box. The food is needle felted with 100% wool or hand sewn with 100% wool felt. So tiny, so wistful, so…damn…CUTE. Tiny bento, we be friends, yes? Check out Dolittle […]

Cops Issued Weapons Of Harm Reduction, Not War, In Quincy, MA

Cops Issued Weapons Of Harm Reduction, Not War, In Quincy, MA

I have had the privilege to present alongside the illustrious Judge Jim Gray many times  in the last several years. When he speaks, he uses the acronym PNWAWA R&C (Prohibition Never Works as Well as Regulation and Control) as a solution to managing America’s national drug policy. In his recent article, Judge Gray captures some of the […]

REVIEW: Fruitvale Station

REVIEW: Fruitvale Station

Before sitting down to see Fruitvale Station at Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater, I had heard that for Oakland residents the experience would be more like reliving memories than seeing a Hollywood film. The movie opens with one of the infamous cell-phone recordings of 22-year-old Oscar Grant’s shooting at the Fruitvale BART Station that went viral […]

Healthy Plants: It’s In The Dirt

Healthy Plants: It’s In The Dirt

Plant health? It starts in the dirt! The health of your plants begins with the health of your soil. It is an amazing and complicated ecosystem of it’s very own. Leaves fall in the forest and (whether they make a sound or not) they are quickly consumed by the same system that pushed them out. […]

Texas Abortion Bill Marginalizes Rural, Poor And Women Of Color

Texas Abortion Bill Marginalizes Rural, Poor And Women Of Color

by Anessa Anchondo-Rivera On July 8, I was fortunate to travel from my home in El Paso, to Austin, an eight-hour drive, to witness the Texas State Senate hearings on reproductive health care access in my state. The mood was very intense, the senate floor was full so I sat in a viewing room for most […]

REVIEW: Orange Is The New Black On Netflix

REVIEW: Orange Is The New Black On Netflix

On July 11, Netflix debuted the entire first season of “Orange Is The New Black,” a series about an upper-crust Connecticut woman who finds herself spending 15 months behind bars are the Litchfield, NY Federal Women’s Correctional Institution. The series is a groundbreaking look at prison that hints at the corruption at all levels of […]

PLAYLIST: Summertime is Sweet

PLAYLIST: Summertime is Sweet

This is my “Summertime is Sweet” mix and it includes songs celebrating the ease of summer and the joy of candy, sweets and ice cream. Summer-themed songs and summer references pepper this music mix and celebrate the joy in the happiest and hottest season of the year. The ice cream songs are from the music […]

My Husband, My Boyfriend, His Boyfriend, Our Girlfriend: My Polyamorous Life

My Husband, My Boyfriend, His Boyfriend, Our Girlfriend: My Polyamorous Life

Whenever I tell someone I am polyamorous, often the first question they ask is, “what’s that?” Since I live in a conservative area, most people I talk to have never even heard the word ‘polyamory’ before. The word ‘polyamory’ is the combination of the Greek word ‘poly’ meaning ‘many’ or ‘several,’ and the Latin word […]

Health Canada: Let My People Grow!

Health Canada: Let My People Grow!

PHOTO: National Post There is a drug that provides relief for the inner-ocular pressure caused by my husband’s glaucoma, it soothes the anxiety that being visually impaired in a world built for sighted people can create and it improves his overall quality of life. Currently, he’s able to grow it himself. The Canadian federal government […]