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[NSFW] The Changing Face Of Skid Row: Can a Bitch Get a Cab In Hunter’s Point?

[NSFW] The Changing Face Of Skid Row: Can a Bitch Get a Cab In Hunter’s Point?

PHOTO: Angela Bacca You think you’ve been around the block, but I’ve been around the world. I moved to San Francisco in 2002, obviously being a low-income woman I’ve lived in every ghetto shit hole this city has to offer. Even now, 11 years later whenever I leave my apartment I wander through trash, needles […]

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

Vedge Candle is a Pacific Northwest company and the brainchild of a new friend I have yet to meet in person, Maggie. Vedge Candles are premium quality soy candles made in beautiful, reusable Weck Jars. From their website: “ Exceptionally fragrant without being overpowering, these are made for the compassionate, eco-conscious, practical consumer.” Maggie’s story […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Artichoke with Vegan Cashew Lemon-Mint Aioli

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Artichoke with Vegan Cashew Lemon-Mint Aioli

This is another part in my series on seasonal cooking. Eating seasonally is the best way to maximize the nutrition you get from your foods. This recipe is for three artichokes plus dip and can be used as an appetizer or a light spring meal. Artichokes are high in dietary fiber and folic acid, so they’re great […]

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter

Dear Maryjane, Hi Pumpkin Pie, it’s Daddy. You’re 9-years-old as I write this and I don’t know when you’ll be reading it, but I hope you still let me call you that. Right now you are too young to understand what I am doing or why it is important or why I am so passionate […]

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

Growing up, I remember hearing my mom’s mantra of “words matter,” followed by “but, Mija, as important as what you say, is what you do.” She said it repeatedly, just as I said it to my son when he was growing up. One of my favorite quotes is “the road to hell is paved with […]

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Denver, CO- Well, it’s 4/21, early in the morning the day after. It’s a slow moving morning high in the Rockies, the sun is eye-level and sunglasses are useless. Downtown Denver is already alive with commerce. The city’s lodging has been booked-full of activists and stoners, domestic and international, and interested others who have joined […]

Activist Overload

Activist Overload

Get up, get the kids ready for school, take them to school, get my husband up so he can get ready for work, write 10,000 words or more for my graduate class, a blog, my book and various other projects, do some cleaning around the house while it’s empty, go pick up the kids from […]

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

Every month, women everywhere have to deal with Mother Nature’s pesky visitor who leaves them curled up in a ball clutching their lower tummies. Even with the help of pain relievers and natural remedies, sometimes the pain is too deep, depending on the woman. Fret not, as this is a wonderfully simple and quick home […]

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Mary Sue: An idealized character based on the author of a literary work, most commonly used by female authors. The term Mary Sue is quasi-loaded. A writer might be insulted if someone claimed a character they created was a Mary Sue and because of awful drek, like anything related to Twilight, Mary Sue has become […]

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

As a cannabis activist, I think it’s helpful to have some understanding about how prohibition began. For me, I began to form my opinion after reading from Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. I know the term “marijuana” was created by William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism. I also know his newspapers had a huge […]