Running Away From Home At 15 Helped Me Find A Home Within Myself

I thought healing would mean lying. I thought allowing myself to be helped would be falsifying documents that stated I was all right or had a happy Read...
Maggie Ethridge    |   05.23.17   |   SHARE
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"If I could redo the conversation with her today, I would probably light up right alongside her."

I Regret Judging The Pot Mom

If I could redo the conversation with her today, I would probably light up right alongside her. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE

Black CannaParents: Teaching Children Balance In An Environment Of Extremes

We’re living in a time where parents must do the impossible dance of humanizing the world to their children, while at the same time shielding them Read...
Jasmine Burnett    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
Wouldn’t it be nice to smoke just a tiny bit of it?

Mom Fail: My Kid Caught Me Getting High

I lit-up, inhaled, and slowly released the sweet smoke. It was beautiful and relaxing until I was interrupted with these, dreaded, words: “MOM?! Are Read...
Anonymous    |   09.29.16   |   SHARE
Me, pre-child, unhappy, probably on drugs. Image: Erin Khar.

7 Important Lessons I Learned From Being A Parent

My son is, without a doubt, the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. He’s also taught me invaluable lessons about myself that I could have Read...
Erin Khar    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
No. Heroin isn't humor.

Dear SNL: Addiction Is No Laughing Matter

This ad is the furthest thing from funny. It’s not humor, it’s not satire, it’s just plain distasteful. Good humor punches up. But there’s no humor Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   04.17.16   |   SHARE
If they want to have sex, they will find a way to have sex. They will have sex anywhere. Like, literally ANYWHERE.

5 Things Teens Won’t Tell You About Sex, Drugs, Other Scary Stuff

Peer pressure is real. And it’s applied in this order 1. Sex 2. Alcohol 3. Drugs (sometimes 2 and 3 trade places). Are you? Have you? How often do Read...
joni edelman   |   03.31.16   |   SHARE
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Happy Birthday, Malcolm X—What Can We Learn From His Legacy? 

Malcolm X left this world with compassion, as well as a desire for equality and peace between folks of all ethnicities. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.19.15   |   SHARE