Health & Beauty

Jenna V. Loceff’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jenna V. Loceff’s Five Beauty Essentials

I am not a typical girlie girl who takes long showers every morning, shaves my legs and blow dries my hair, but I do have an arsenal of products I couldn’t live without. Acure Argan Oil I know Argan Oil has recently come on the scene as the magic cure-all; from repairing split ends to minimizing wrinkles and softening […]

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

“I noticed a dime size spot on her scalp when she was about a year and a half.” For little Eliza, foods she has eaten have broken down her immune system and left her susceptible to a difficult and little-studied disease—Alopecia Universalis. “I thought it was from sleeping on one side more than the other,” […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

Admittedly, I am a little late jumping onto the nail polish bandwagon. Last year, total U.S. nail polish sails spiked to $768 million, a 32% spike over 2011,with no sign of slowing in 2013. Essie Nail Polish is my newest beauty obsession. I have rationally never been one for nail polishes, I can’t sit still for […]

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

The term “Uncle Tom” is an old term still used today to describe members of the Black community who disregard their own people and culture to conform to majority-white culture. In the spirit of equality, it seems that women have jumped on the band wagon of hating their own as well. Women have a tendency […]

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

Having been immersed in the cannabis reform movement and culture for nearly two decades, I’ve seen the gamut of stoner “fashion”. A lot of the pieces are really linear and well, boring. A few exceptions in my collection (which are leaning towards being vintage by now), would be a heart with cannabis leaf and RX […]

You Better Feed Me Before You Stuff Me

You Better Feed Me Before You Stuff Me

I have completely lost count of how many times I have either balanced my checkbook or planned my day during sex. A couple times I have actually just boldly asked, “Are you done yet?”. “Why would you ask a question like that?!” He is mildly humiliated but not enough to stop what he is doing. […]

War of the Womb

War of the Womb

The Jim Crow fueled Drug War has produced at least one pernicious effect that does not get enough attention in many of our discussions.  Pregnant women, especially low-income women of color, are the object of scrutiny by purported child protection agencies. While a white, upper class woman may not be scrutinized through urine screens during pregnancy, […]

Olive Green: Shopping for the Future

Olive Green: Shopping for the Future

“I want to get away from the concept of recycling clothes. I want the word recycling to be redundant. Olive Green is the future of clothes buying.” -Kate Bayly  If I’ve learned anything from my living room, it’s that women love Kate Bayly. My wife and I are very open and honest in our communication. I […]

What the Nudity Ban Means for San Francisco

What the Nudity Ban Means for San Francisco

On February 1, the City of San Francisco officially banned public nudity except during special events like Folsom Street Fair and Bay to Breakers. Nude activists who have protested the ban have been cited and arrested since its passage. House of Representatives Minority Leader and San Franciscan Nancy Pelosi, who was a strong proponent of […]