Self Care

31 May 2023

Millennials are Replacing Kids with Plants and Pets, and I’m Totally Here for it

Born as an early 90’s baby, I’d say I’m a true millennial. My generation was the one who, unfortunately, was raised with the baby boomers notion that life would be a breeze if you just checked off the boxes. Get a degree, a good job, find a partner (preferably one

Kaitlyn Morrison 0
26 May 2023

This Simple Phrase Will Make You Love Living Here Again

In recent years, my enthusiasm for the Bay Area has dwindled due to numerous factors. From cost of living, car break-ins and shootings to a pervasive sense of negativity and chaos, it often feels like we’re constantly avoiding doom and gloom in our daily lives here. Thanks to one simple

Katy Atchison 0
24 May 2023

How to Take the Best Photos of Your Jewelry in Five Easy Steps!

It’s getting to be that time of year again when those feeds are filled with over-edited engagement and wedding jewelry, blurry bijou de plage, and over-saturated sparklers. If you’ve got it, and you want to flaunt it, don’t you want it to be stunning? But how do you take the

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17 May 2023

How I Finally Washed All The Stuff in My Costume Box

Most of us have a very dirty secret: none of the stuff in our costume boxes has ever been washed. Ok, maybe some articles were washed like seven years ago because something egregious happened during Santa Con, but you and I both know that most of your costumes are filthy.

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16 May 2023

How Sound Healing Can Set You Free

Hi and welcome to the BAS Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every week I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! “The Bay Area needs a big spiritual recalibration where we

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15 May 2023

How Frank Ocean Let Me Be Hella Queer

It was a warm night on a farm in rural Washington when I first heard “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean swooning on my cousin’s phone. I remember saying how I couldn’t believe a guy could hit those notes, the crowning heights of the song’s refrain a desperate, soprano plea.

11 May 2023

An Ode to the Magic & Beauty of San Francisco

In contrast to the Chronicle, this article is an ode to San Francisco, to its unwavering magic and beauty and a call to action to all those who contribute to making this the wondrous place that it is, to not give up and leave. 

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11 May 2023

SF History: Sex WORK In The City

COYOTE (Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics) was founded in San Francisco in 1973 by Margo St. James, a sex worker, who also co-founded St. James Infirmary Clinic in the Tenderloin. COYOTE’s main goals were decriminalization (as opposed to legalization) of sex work, pimping, and pandering, as well as the elimination of social stigma concerning sex work as an occupation. Its work is considered part of the larger sex worker movement for legal and human rights.

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