reproductive rights

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

This Thursday, November 20th, 2014, is the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Abortion Speakout. As part of this national campaign, many women will share the stories of their abortions; some will do so live on Skype, some will speak from a studio in Washington DC, while others have already shared their stories to be read anonymously […]

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

PHOTO: Lisa Williams, Creative Commons In May, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law historic legislation regulating the growth, sale, and use of the marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, and several related bills have been signed or are expected to be signed.  In many ways they are excellent documents and should be celebrated as […]

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Humans are funny. I don’t mean that we have such fantastic senses of humor and can find something to laugh at in every situation, since a lot of people can’t. I mean, the physicality of humans is hysterical. That’s why farts make children, and some of us grown-ups as well, laugh; that’s why toilet humor […]

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 […]

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

PHOTO CREDIT: Toni Agosta ~ Shutterboxx Photography of Diane Fornbacher  DISCLAIMER: Though we encourage all women to think for themselves when it comes to their own bodies and child-rearing, please know that if you choose to consume cannabis during pregnancy and test positive for it, the law may get involved through your healthcare provider if […]

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, […]