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Glamping Is an Emotional Reset We All Need To Experience

Camping, glamping, getting away from my computer, my stress, my pure anxiety ridden corpse—didn’t seem like something I needed but oh boy, won’t this essay be a testament to getting away. When the beginning of the pandemic happened (and even before), working from home felt like a novelty—like going to Grandma’s house where you know […]

Un-Glamourizing Breast Cancer: A Daughters Recount Of Her Mothers Survival

We’ve come to the month of pink. One single stereotypically female attached color represents a disease that causes a heartbreaking amount of anguish and pain. Brands release themed, limited edition products benefiting their choice of non-profit, random campaigns rear their heads again while using debatably sexist tactics to gain attention, from “I Love Boobies” to […]

If You Weren’t Aware… San Francisco, We Got the Beats

We are gratefully accustomed to the radical San Francisco. A city that leans so far left it is almost happily upside down. To live here too long is to believe that the world is much more politically woke and socially aware than in fact it truly is. We are a liberal bubble in many regards, […]

Getting Laid Off From Your Job Isn’t The End Of Your World, It Isn’t The End At All

Even in uncertain and often, swift, changes—there is an odd hope that emerges. One year ago, this month, I was laid off from a tech job. It’s not a story untold, but as a creative living, thriving, and sustaining oneself in the Bay Area—rent prices speak higher than happiness. Lets dive in. Just shy of […]

The Next Sexual Revolution: Examining Polyamory In The Bay Area

Since I moved to San Francisco, I’ve been hearing people saying that they are in a polyamorous relationship. Last year, I was dating a guy whose roommate is “poly.” Sam, a 35-year-old nurse living in Concord, has three boyfriends, and her main guy, who just moved in with her is also dating another woman whom […]

The October Editor’s Letter: Things That Move Me

When I was a  wee twenty-two year old, my first boss once said to me, “nothing in your twenties is permanent. You’ll move apartments once a year, just watch.”  I was a little irritated at her blanket statement, cast so hastily over me. I had just moved to the city when she said this, basking […]

City Heroes: My SuperExtra Yoga Instructor

I have a weird relationship with yoga in the sense that I’m fully on board with a lot of it, yet I also mock it endlessly. I am game for the bendiness and acoustic Drake soundtrack. I love lemon verbena towels waved in my face with the lights out. I’d do dirty things for a […]

The May Editor’s Letter: On Endings

Game of Thrones finished out its final season this month, so like any culture obsessed, Jon Snow loving fool, I’ve been thinking a lot about endings. I started with Thrones. How do I feel now that it’s over? (Terrible and betrayed.) But also, this: Why did this hit me so hard? In my own defense, […]

Memorial Day: The American Attribution Game

Upon the impending celebration of Memorial Day, it seems entirely appropriate to shed light onto the history of this holiday—one that is known and understood by far too few. The origins of Memorial Day date back to a time in American History when the hard-fought end of the Civil War did not immediately bring much […]

Why Money Terrifies Me, It Shouldn’t But It’s The Driving Force In The Bay Area

Money literally scares me. Making it, spending it, splurging it. I struggle getting comfortable with it enough to part from it. But with living in San Francisco, freelancing, and starting a publication—I should be able to pat myself on the back. I struggle to be real, to be fiscal, and to be indulgent when I […]

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