Splimming with Katie Guinn: The Stoner Babes Coloring Book

Because I was a kindergarten and first grade teacher for years, I haven’t been surprised by the trend of adult coloring books. On my most stressful days, I’d sit down with the kids and lose myself filling in geometric patterns…

Dreaming Big with Young, Gifted & Black

A beautiful new picture book from Andrea Pippins and Jamia Wilson, Young, Gifted & Black transcends time and space to champion the contributions of 52 black changemakers   Who were your heroes when you were growing up? Who did you…

Arcane Revelry: Posh Pot Parties with Purpose

Valentine’s Day came a few weeks early to Portland with Arcane Revelry’s ACLU benefit, The Exclusive   A violinist on stage presses foot pedals to enhance the sound of music, the rich tones drifting dreamily into the air. Three body-painted…

How Cannabis Can Help Us Raise the Generation the World Needs

Why talk about cannabis? Real educators teach children not what to think but how to think. They encourage the next generation to engage critically with the world around them and not to reproduce the same paradigm but to innovate, evolve,…

Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo & Nobody’s Happy

Three days after some of the biggest headlines in marijuana history – California legalizes cannabis! – Attorney General Jeff Sessions stole back the limelight with his move to rescind the Cole Memo. This 2013 Justice Department document outlined law enforcement…

Smoke the Patriarchy: Cannabis as a Feminist Issue

When I started using cannabis it had a seriously masculine mystique. My initial experience was with a group of guys – neighbors, we’d all grown up together – at a party. I’d brought my girlfriends with me, but none of…

A First Protest: Women’s March on Washington

Rani Wilder, Baltimore, MD This was my first protest march ever and I knew I had to do this, to be with like minded women who believed in basic human decency. It was truly a wonderful and eye-opening experience. Naturally…

We Go High, I’m Jenn Lauder!

I learn from children I’ve spent my life listening to children. And sure, oftentimes what I hear is pure nonsense. But I’ve worked hard to quiet my adult brain, to be patient and present, and to filter out the fart…