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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 […]

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 […]

Rebel Eaters Club Wants You To Break Up With Diet Culture, Host Virgie Tovar Furthers The Conversation

Virgie Tovar is a bombshell—there is no doubt about it—whether she is posting to lift others, posting to validate experiences, or posting to right the wrongs of our countries food and diet past, she posts with articulate intention. To know Tovar, is to know her many years of activism in weight-based discrimination and body image […]

San Francisco Creative Continues To Put Queer, Otherwordly Spins on Face Masks

Mask wearing, unlike the novel coronavirus, has been a staple in the Western World for centuries — used in all manners of ease, from celebrations of birth to honoring the dead. But Covid-19 has again ushered in a new take on face mask-wearing, bending what’s now a safety protocol (and a litmus test for empath) […]

Grasses To Grasses: Four San Franciscans on Cannabis

The Grass x Grass (pronounced grass by grass) team entered our office one by one—trickling in after their nine to fives to sit down and talk about their other job. As the four co-founders introduced themselves, sat down, and the conversation began, it became clear to me that no matter what kind of questions I […]

Class Of 2020: Freddie Seipoldt—Singer Songwriter and Activist

When it came to curating this list, in the midst of a cultural upset, a global pandemic, and a civil war amongst the people—we were at a crossroads. How do we create a Class Of guide when the world seems to be falling apart every single day, how do we honor people and their achievements […]

The Power of Skin: Botnia Skincare’s Justine Kahn on Cultivating Your Own Ingredients in a Synthetic World

Whichever angle one chooses to look upon Botnia skin care line, it’s remarkable. From a local perspective, it’s unbeatable. With ingredients grown just over the bridge on a beyond-gorgeous microfarm in Sausalito and an accompanying spa in Pacific Heights, the roots of this company are deeply Bay Area. From a beauty perspective, the goods are […]

Whetstone Magazine’s Stephen Satterfield: On Food Media And How Marginalized Communities Make The Industry

San Francisco traffic is thick and immoveable on the morning I am to meet Stephen Satterfield for an interview. He suggested Equator on 2nd Street, and I roll through the doors in a dither. He is characteristically cool, overpoweringly calm. Grab a coffee, he tells me. Relax. I do just that. Our conversation starts the […]

The World of Molly Tuttle: It’s Hers And We’re All Just Living In It

The former Palo Alto now Nashville-based singer, songwriter has gone through quite the journey in her lifetime. Tuttle experienced a devastating tornado that tore through much of East Nashville, followed by the global pandemic. Tuttle, who grew up in California and has toured as a solo artist for years, suddenly found herself – along with […]

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