How Sex and Drugs Saved My Life (and Could Save the World)

How Sex and Drugs Saved My Life (and Could Save the World)

I was 19 years old when I found myself battling deep anxiety and depression, leading to years of cocaine, speed and then ketamine addiction. I was also struggling to find a healthy expression of sexuality in a patriarchal and objectifying world. My response was to find sugar daddies who would at least benefit me materially in exchange, compensating for my own dissociated relationship to sex. I was, seemingly, on a path to self-destruction.

Arise Festival: A Big Experience From the Smallest Stage

Arise Festival: A Big Experience From the Smallest Stage

I was drawn to Arise Festival by the big name bands. Rising Appalachia. Polish Ambassador. Wild Light. What I did not expect to discover was a diverse array of small, emerging bands and performers from across Colorado and the nation – many of whose names never even landed on the official festival schedule. In a shaded, whimsical café, lounge, and performance space called the StarWater Stage, I found delicious coffee and captivating surprises...