Movers & Shakers

The Queer Company That’s Transforming the Cannabis Industry, One Bud at a Time

As pride month has (technically) come to an end, the time has come once again for us to watch big businesses “de-rainbow” their logos, discontinue their pride-themed products, and, slowly but surely, fade back into hetero-normalcy.  In this era of performative allyship and rainbow-washing, it can be difficult to discern good from bad when it […]

Born From Burnout: Goldmine Untangles the Complications of Wellness so You Don’t Have To

Wellness has always played an important role in first-time-founder Rachael Gorjestani’s life. From childhood revelations, to nutrition school, to founding her adaptogen-based health & wellness brand Goldmine, Gorjestani is dedicated to flipping the narrative surrounding modern health and wellness. Health and wellness are trending, there’s no doubt about that. As Gorjestani describes, they’re “having a […]

Maisa Mumtaz Is Making Fashion More Sustainable: Consciously Aims to Unravel the Wrongdoings of Fast Fashion

The term “sustainability” can mean so many different things to people, and entrepreneur Maisa Mumtaz knows it. From eco-friendly to fair trade, the trailblazer has encapsulated every aspect of sustainable fashion in her fresh new marketplace platform, Consciously, where fast fashion is anything but welcome. Bright, driven, and eager to make a change in the […]

TEXTILEHAUS On Building A Fine Art Piece Through Fabric Techniques

TEXTILEHAUS is a brand built on meticulous technique but for founder Anastasiya Yatsuk, being able to create TEXTILEHAUS, especially in San Francisco, is all for her.  A brand that has been built off her personal life and affinities, Yatsuk is coming into her own as she takes the brand from personal pleasure to cult beloved […]

In Two Weeks ‘Asians Are Strong’ Stops Two San Francisco Car Robberies and It Is Not Slowing Down

As AAPI hate crimes remain at an all-time high, Hudson Liao, founder and executive director of Asians Are Strong, and Jeremy Jong, the organization’s head of community management were not about to be passive and take it. On May 2nd, Liao and Jong had just finished their free self-defense workshop and were eating and drinking […]

San Francisco Pride Honors African American Art & Culture Complex Directors as 2021 Grand Marshals

The Western Addition’s African American Art & Culture Complex co-executive directors Melonie and Melorra Green have been elected in an online vote as Community Grand Marshals. “SF Pride wishes to thank the hundreds of people who voted for the general public’s choice of 2021 Community Grand Marshals”, said the SF Pride team on the nominations, […]

Field Notes: Obi Kaufmann on A Better Story

It feels a bit backward to be interviewing Obi Kaufmann—painter, naturalist, and poet—over the phone. Being an individual I’ve wanted to interview for some time, I figured that our chat would take place somewhere picturesque—at the foot of Mt. Tam or some backcountry hike in the East Bay, surrounded by a grove of redwoods or […]

The Power of Tea: Tekuno Invites Us Through The Harvest One Leaf At A Time

During this pandemic, tea drinking has been on the rise. For those looking for a new caffeine crutch or a way to find peace and balance through all of this mess. Catherine Jue, owner of Tekuno, believes in tea that is healing, uplifting, ethical, sustainable—a tea that can do it all. Jue grew up in […]

The Layered Humor: Comedy and Plants of Dylan McKeever

Watching San Francisco-based comedian Dylan McKeever on their Instagram TV interview their plants, talk about Trans dating, or even coping mechanisms—you’re equal parts gutturally laughing and coming to realizations. McKeever’s content is a learning experience wrapped in a silk scarf of high and low comedy. In one of their most popular videos, The Surgery, it’s […]

“I Can’t Sleep” Is All The Millennial Dilemma On Top Of Supernatural Intervention

I Can’t Sleep is a story told again and again of the Bay Area creative—add aliens and out of this world lifeforms to the mix and that’s where director Gina Rose’s mind really takes off. The premise: a young writer struggles to complete her science fiction story while battling supernatural forces in real life. A tale […]

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