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Kratom Madness: How a Thai Tree Restarted Plant Prohibition

Kratom Madness: How a Thai Tree Restarted Plant Prohibition

Despite what your local news team or head shop is claiming, kratom is not the next hot party drug. Kratom is not going to make you want to dance all night, to make out with someone while listening to dubstep, or to get crazy with your friends. We’ve all seen the claims on shady websites, […]

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

PHOTO: Shutterboxx Photography/Toni Liu Trigger warning: This article discusses childhood abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, murder, & suicide. In a country where popular television programs receive more votes than national political elections, it seems like a miracle when anyone takes an interest in politics. How is it, then, that some people wind up caring so much […]

Finding the Goddess

Finding the Goddess

I was 32 or so and reasonably convinced I had been marginalized by society and was living on the wrong planet. I had just finished my association with the Army, and had decided I would be a far better psychiatrist than I would a soldier; this decision was a no-brainer. I ended up in Wichita, […]

The Beauty And Art Of Body Modification

The Beauty And Art Of Body Modification

PHOTO: Kayan girl, Mary Rose Loria Body modification has existed since the beginning of time in different cultures across the world. Tattoos, nose rings, septum rings, earrings, lip rings, tongue rings, navel rings, gauged piercings and genital piercings span the globe in history and every cultural background in existence. Each piercing had specific religious, rite […]

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Hayward (pronounced “Eddy”) is transgendered. She lives in the conservative Utah Valley where she is a regular guest speaker at both Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah Valley University (UVU) about being a transgendered Mormon woman, how to reconcile religion and personal beliefs and experiences. On July 10th, she will fly to Thailand to […]