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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 […]

Yes, All Women: A Collection of Unwanted Passes

Today I learnt the news that the remains of Sarah Everard, the Londoner who went missing walking home from her friend’s house, were found. It was a discovery that left my friends and I reeling, devastated for her family and loved ones, cataloguing the times we have been put in dangerous situations by men. I […]

Immigrants Like Me Will Be Crucial to Economic Recovery

As a teenager in Senegal, West Africa, I grew up watching American sitcoms like Beverly Hills 90210, and lots of MTV. The television version of the American Dream was beautiful, overflowing with fun and opportunity. What young Senegalese youth wouldn’t want to exchange French colonial rule for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in […]

Black Women Is The Business: Seven Bay Area Business Owners Talk On How They Make an Impact

As we round out to the end of February—a month that holds and makes space for so much cultural history. We asked some of Oakland and San Francisco’s prolific women of color business owners what impact they want to impart on our cities. Where do they find strength to keep going? Their inspirations? And who […]

Inside Her Kingdom: Sherri McMullen on Oakland & Beyond

A warm Spring day in Oakland, as I make my way to McMullen on the corner of Grand Ave in Uptown, Oakland. Uptown Oakland, for better or worse, is on the rise. High price condos, the onslaught of chains inhabiting retail spaces, and the removal of what Oakland was: real. Luckily, the Oakland residents have […]

Taking a Hike and Finding a Tribe

//Story by Erica Botbol; photo courtesy of Toa Heftiba I started Project Hike just about a year ago, after moving to San Francisco from South Florida and having a hard time finding and meeting people with similar interests. Moving 3,000 miles away took away my sense of security and confidence in knowing exactly where and […]

#AbortTheBan: Bay Area Restaurants Ban Together to Protect Planned Parenthood

Dozens of the Bay Area’s favorite restaurants have banded together to fight back against the onslaught of anti-abortion legislation across the United States. Led by three powerhouses of the culinary community in San Francisco and beyond, the movement was derived from the unsettling infringement on women’s reproduction rights. Christa Chase of Tartine Manufactory, Emily Hayward […]

On Being Empathetic, Honest, And Herself: Soleil Ho Talks Food

It’s an early Monday morning as Mazarine coffee connoisseurs line up for their artisanal caffeinated brews. It’s the hour of morning when eyes are still half-mast, the city does a salutation stretch. The sidewalks are rolled back out. I sit outside enjoying a finally sunny day in San Francisco, a rare occasion that the weather […]

This One’s For the Girls: Women-Run Businesses Worth Supporting

We asked, you responded. And with fervor, we might add. The Bay Area feels strongly about businesses helmed by women, and we’re here to celebrate those companies. We posed a question on Instagram Stories—”who is/are your fave women-led business(es),” we wanted to adequately highlight some of the lady-bosses that the community has come to love. […]

It Is Not Easy To Date In San Francisco As An Asian Woman

It may seem clutch to be an Asian girl and date Americans, mostly white Americans, in the States. The phrase “yellow fever” aggressively hints at this preference. It’s a cliche. Asians, well, Asian girls—are the most desired and fetishized ethnicity amongst straight caucasian American men. Interestingly enough, it seems like even traditionally conservative Americans go […]

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