(selected)  WRITING

I first started writing (semi-) professionally in July 2016. Since then, my work has been published in Filter, AlterNetSalonHigh TimesLeafly, Marijuana MomentEstroHaze, and Psychedelic Times.

See a full list of all of my published work here.

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MDMA in the Womb Room: My Witches Tea Party Experience
On Halloween night, I was invited to attend a costumed “Witches Tea Party” in New York City with my band. How could I resist? It was hosted by an old friend, Prometheus–an artist, activist and educator who specializes in Jungian psychology and psychedelics. 
Published September 25, 2022 by FILTER

Why Is California Failing Thousands of People With Cannabis Records?
Nearly five years after California voters legalized marijuana, potentially hundreds of thousands of residents still have publicly available cannabis-related criminal records that the law requires to be sealed—even though the state passed a bill to address this three years ago.

Published October 14, 2021 by FILTER

The Black and Brown Women Fighting For Space In The Psychedelic Movement

The lack of people of color and other minorities in psychedelic advocacy and research spaces can often create a sense of loneliness. “When I became involved in the psychedelic community years ago, I didn’t see people that were black like me, that act or think like me,” Soma Phoenix says. “Until I met other people of color and I realized, we’re out here, we’re doing this like everyone else.”

Published January 24, 2019 by HIGH TIMES

Inside the Work of a New York Psychedelic Trip Guide

Prometheus checked into a hotel in midtown Manhattan in 2018 with just a backpack, orange juice, and a bag of psilocybin mushrooms. Upstairs, he met Arlen for only his second time.

“They had a tough decision to make in their life at that time,” Prometheus told me. “But I can’t get into their personal business.”

Published August 18, 2020 by FILTER

“I Am Living Testimony That Cannabis Saves Lives”: How A Brooklyn Woman Used Cannabis and Meditation To Survive Tragedy

“My mother and grandmother were the only people I had who understood who I was,” Tigga said. “Losing them both so quickly broke me down emotionally and mentally.” She would not be alive today unless an unlikely remedy saved her life, and helped her utilize cannabis in a new way. 

Published November 26, 2018 by CIVILIZED.LIFE

“A Perfect Example of Targeting”—Marijuana Injustice in Southeast Brooklyn

Continuing marijuana prohibition means maintaining drug enforcement that heavily falls on Black and Brown New Yorkers. For longtime Canarsie, Brooklyn resident Floyd Jarvis, it is personal: He has experienced the impact of marijuana arrests firsthand.

 

Published October 15, 2020 by FILTER