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Life on the Farm

If you’re following me on twitter, you’ve probably heard about my exciting update of buying some acreage in Northern California this past spring! This has always been my dream: owning waterfront land with room to grow fruit trees and rows of veggies, and perhaps to even someday get a cow! I’ve been loving being out […]

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On Authenticity

I think we all grow up with a set of boxes that we feel we need to tick. The expectations of parents, family, teachers, significant others, peers. We’re shaped by these invisible standards that we set for ourselves and for others: ideas of “rights” and “wrongs,” and an artificial sense of timing for achieving those

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On Coming Out

I have been so very blessed to have all of my sex work advocacy start off in a highly accepting academic setting. I clearly go to art school. In January when the legalization (not decriminalization) of marijuana passed, the familiar pungent odor of cigarette smoke quickly shifted to a floral herby, well herb. When Sanders

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