bullying

Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Content Note: This article discusses bullying, transphobia/hate and suicide of a transgender teenager. Leelah Alcorn’s friends describe her as funny, despite struggling with ongoing depression and a difficult home life. At 17, she had known she was different all of her life but had only recently learned how to give voice to that difference. Because […]

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered […]

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

PHOTO: Simon Steiner, Creative Commons Congratulations, cannabis activists: weed is now legal in two states. We’re witnessing historic change, not only in our country’s laws, but in our culture. Contrast Gallup’s first marijuana legalization poll in 1969 (12% in favor) with 2013’s poll (58% in favor). Yes, the tide has turned and we are now […]

ELECTION DAY: Chris Christie is a Bully

ELECTION DAY: Chris Christie is a Bully

Chris Christie is a bully. Not a little bit of a bully, not a welterweight bully, but a consummate repeat offender career bully with an affinity for picking on people more deserving of respect than pretty much anyone else in America: public school teachers. Oh, and also veterans. And if I got into a discussion […]

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

PHOTO: ‘Resettled Farm Child’ Dorothea Lange, 1935 Trigger Warning: This article discusses self-harm, suicide, and bullying. If you’ve met me in person, you might not realize that I suffer from severe, chronic depression. Depending on what I’ve worn, you might not think someone so outgoing and openly dorky could possibly be hurting. If you’ve only […]