domestic abuse

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Trigger Warning: Article discusses domestic abuse and links to a graphic video of a physical assault. There has been a lot of media coverage of a small study which indicates that intimate partner violence is a significantly lower risk in relationships where both parties regularly consume cannabis. Of course, cannabis has the immediate effect of […]

Poetry: Freedom (From the Eyes of a Domestic Abuse Survivor)

Poetry: Freedom (From the Eyes of a Domestic Abuse Survivor)

What does Freedom look like for a survivor of Domestic Abuse? Freedom is stopping to grab a coffee on the way home from work whenever I want. Freedom is spending as much as I need to at the grocery store to make sure my family is fed well. Freedom is going out in public without […]

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we like to offer trigger warnings on articles that could be upsetting to those with certain conditions or certain life experiences. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Most people think that the Fourth of July is all about fireworks, watermelon, grilling out, and celebrating freedom. One of those things, […]

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

“Why didn’t you leave sooner?” I’m asked. “Because I knew this would happen.” It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I ended up in this situation. Growing up, I was abused by my parents. My father used to do cocaine. My mother enjoyed wine coolers and pills. Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other […]