From February, 2019

Privilege and the Registry

In the aftermath of Larry Nassar, Michigan has pushed over 30 bills through the House and Senate ostensibly under the familiar rhetoric of safety. Some of the bills—expanding sexual education and requiring schools to keep records about why employees leave—make sense in treating our sex crime problem holistically. Most of the bills, however, focus on…

Black w/ Plants: Plant Care Q&A with Bri St.

January 2019–January 2020, Black with Plants will publish q and a on mental health + community building with botanists, college dropouts, horticulturalists, plant care specialists, natural hair experts, social justice advocates, sound therapists, etc. across the thirteen hardiness zones in the United States and African diaspora. What do you want readers to know about plant care? the role of community building, and its impact on mental health?    I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m an expert on mental health or even community building, but I will say this: plants are my place of peace and joy. Period. And,…