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R29Unbothered’s High Impact is rewriting the rules of wellness, wealth, and weed for Black women with real and dynamic conversations that put US at the center. My Baby Boomer mother was always much more of a crunchy granola hippie-type when it came to parenting me than she was the narrow stereotype of what “Black mamas be like.” Now that I am, like her, a single mother to a daughter, I’ve taken on a lot of her parenting style. Like her, I am opposed to using violence—physical or otherwise—as a means of controlling my child, and like her, I have no interest in shaming and over-moralizing around sex, drugs and whatever other temptations that will one day call her name before she is old enough to properly answer. Like my mother, I agree that these are not inherently bad things to desire. But how much we’re willing to disclose to our kids about our lives outside of motherhood is one clear place where our parenting pedagogies part, and our respective approaches to the topic of marijuana, something introduced to each of us at radically different times in the plant’s history in the public imagination, is perhaps the greatest example. My mother was a bohemian activist “child of the 60s,” who had been a regular smoker most of her adult life. But when I was a kid, she told me that she’d tried weed “once or twice” and simply did not like it. She also claimed that she didn’t drink very much because alcohol makes you ugly and she’s too vain for such a thing. (Neither of these claims did anything to dissuade me from seeking them each out as soon as they were available to me, but what she said about booze was true.) I was a college sophomore when she admitted that she’d actually only stopped smoking when she got pregnant with me at thirty-five, which meant that she’d had a good amount of adult life to smoke! “There was a social stigma for the girls who blew trees that our male counterparts didn’t face and that didn’t sit right with me at all.” When she finally opened up about her weed era, it made my own long-time curiosity about the drug make even more sense, and made me feel closer to her at a time where I was as convinced as ever that we were two drastically different people and that she’d never understand me. By this point, I was considered a stoner among some of my friends, due in part to some not-great party behavior during a few of my first major highs, but also because I was an open weed smoker and most of my female classmates, especially those who had any aspirations on the campus of Howard University, either did not smoke, did so infrequently, and/or made sure you didn’t think that they did. Though overindulgence in booze was certainly frowned upon, being a regular drinker and a regular smoker were not regarded in the same way and that bothered me. Granted, marijuana was not yet legal in the area or nearly anywhere, but there was a social stigma for the girls who blew trees that our male counterparts didn’t face and that didn’t sit right with me at all. I don’t know if I foresaw a point in which marijuana would be legal for recreational use in every city I’ve ever lived in — including my college town, and it brings me joy to see young girls seemingly freer than I ever was on campus — but I knew that I’d be more honest with my kids than my mom felt like she should be with me. This resolve was put to the test during a joint urgent care visit with my-then five-year-old daughter. When the doctor asked if I smoked and I replied, “Not cigarettes, ahem,” thinking she would get the hint and move on; instead, she blurted out “So what do you smoke?” before pausing and answering her own question: “Oh. Weed!” Not wanting to hide my marijuana use was one thing, but having to explain it to my kid when she was that young wasn’t exactly what I’d imagined. When my daughter asked, not hours later, what weed was, I explained that marijuana aka cannabis was a medicine that I take with the blessing of my doctor to treat a number of chronic issues that she was aware of, and that there were other adults in her life that had it for the same reasons. In subsequent conversations, I added that it had a social life, like “Mommy Juice” and “Daddy Juice,” and like alcohol, it was something that adults—and only adults—could enjoy socially, and that like anything else pleasurable, it can be abused, used at the wrong times and/or otherwise find us in trouble. Over more time, she’d come to know that criminalization had been critical to overpopulating prisons with Black people. Those were the easy parts, believe it or not. Besides, what had being repressed about sex, drugs and other complicated indulgences netted our parents? Perhaps if my mother had given a more honest (the key word is “more;” you don’t need to tell your kids everything but dang, don’t leave us high and dry when there is sweet tea!) accounting of her own experiences with weed and had offered some more realistic guidance aside from “DON’T,” I might have been less pressed to get to school and blow my meager pocket cash on nickel bags. Speaking of, I’ve got about five to eight years before my daughter decides that everyone was impoverished in the 1990s, depending on how deep she dives into the now-old-school hip-hop that I obsessed over at her age, eight. The other day, I called myself putting on some family-friendly rap music in the car, including the Digable Planets’ first album, which led to me having to explain a five-dollar bag of weed to a kid who, thanks to inflation, has gotten as much from the Tooth Fairy on at least one occasion. According to my mother, weed simply didn’t fit in her life anymore once she became a parent. She didn’t have the amount of solo time that my custody arrangement with my ex allows me, and she was also susceptible to drug testing at work. I was an unexpected “geriatric” pregnancy after she’d been told by doctors for years that she could not conceive due to the severe fibroid tumors that would later cause her to have a hysterectomy. The distinction between our respective generational sensibilities is laid bare when I consider how parenting reshaped — or didn’t — our lives; when my mother gave birth at 36, she was long-ready to be a mother, having watched most of her friends and younger sisters do so before her; plus, she was tired of partying and had no problem giving up the weed-infused social life she once knew to focus on me. Now thirty-six myself, I am one of the most seasoned mothers in my social circle, having given birth long before nearly everyone I know. Though most of my mid-thirty-something crew moves a bit differently than we did say, a decade ago, we’ve also never stopped partying and never stopped wanting to put on tight clothes and run the streets together. Despite all of our responsibilities and such, we seem to “adult” very differently as millennials than a lot of those folks who came before us, which is an essay for another time. “Da club” may have given way to bars and lounges more often than not, but at no point have I felt like parenting required or compelled such a drastic overhaul of my own life. Once my mom felt safe and comfortable as a retiree who only had herself to take care of, she started using the mighty herb again; she’s not quite comfortable smoking with me yet, but she has allowed me to smoke in her presence at least once and she also allows me to purchase all of her weed–the least I can do for someone who gave it up for me as long as she did! Ironically, she’s only now susceptible to the same conservatism I experienced in college, complaining at times that people in her peer group are “pro-Jesus and anti-reefer,” both of which render her an outsider. What my daughter knows about my weed usage (well, that it exists, not necessarily how much I consume, or that I rely on it to get through a number of events and occasions where she is present) isn’t the only way in which I’ve shared more with her than my own mom had by this age. She’s a little more clued in on my love life, aspirations, insecurities and feelings than I was ever allowed to be for my mother. There’s a fine line between keeping a kid informed and overwhelming them with information, one I have not always navigated artfully. Yet, it’s a balance I’m intentional about seeking because keeping it real-ish with my daughter is something I have to do in order to survive the rigors of motherhood. There’s also that subtle difference between disclosure and endorsement, something my own mom was deeply afraid of violating if she’d been more transparent about any number of indulgences. Can I be a Pot Mom without being a walking commercial for pot use? “Can I be a Pot Mom without being a walking commercial for pot use?” A true Mommy’s Girl, my child often indicates favor or interest in most anything I seem to like. She wants to wear makeup because I wear it, feels like she should stay up late because I can. She knows that tobacco is dangerous and something that I do not use, and so she has taken to asking if someone in a movie or on the street is smoking a cigarette or weed, expressing disappointment or disgust at the former, relief at the latter. It’s funny the first time a kid says “Hopefully, it’s just weed,” and it’s funny the second time, too. But there is the little voice inside, not unlike my mother’s, that constantly reminds me to be careful not to let her get too comfortable with the subject too soon. My girl is still Tooth Fairy-years-old, so I’ve got some time before I have to worry about smokable marijuana being a likely source of temptation for her. I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to feel if she’s inclined to experiment with it in highschool like I so desperately wanted to (none of my close friends smoked), or if it would be any better or worse than the early experiences I had with alcohol. Will knowing that her mom and other loved ones are regular weed users make her more comfortable trying it? Or will she be turned off because it’s a ‘Mom Thing,’ and is that, perhaps, a blessing until she’s 18, or even 21? Of course, I’d be remiss not to mention that my child is not only being raised in the era of increased legalization and social acceptance around marijuana, but in the state of California, where cannabis dispensaries and billboards abound. Also, present is the ability for a kid to consume cannabis completely unbeknownst to anyone. Edibles — always brownies — were something I’d only seen joked about in movies and TV until I was in college, where I made myself sick overdoing it the first time I actually had one. Today, not only do I regularly purchase candies, cookies, teas, syrups and other MJ food products, I even have an infuser to make them myself. I keep these things largely out of sight and out of reach, and we’ve talked about the warning symbol on these items that distinguishes them from kid-safe foods. I also told her that she can’t consume so much as one bite, one puff, one little bit of it at her age, or else she’ll have to be rushed to the hospital for painful shots and surgery that may do little to prevent the likelihood of death. I’ve made it painstakingly clear that it’s totally fine and safe when you’re old enough, but not even a moment sooner. And no, if you were unclear, I do not believe this to be true, and I completely made these “facts” up with absolutely no evidence in order to frighten my child. You know, just keeping up the family tradition of lying about weed. Shout out to all the mamas out there who are rewriting the narrative, keeping it realer than anyone ever kept it with us and also just as scared as any of our own beloved moms were about what happens when the world gets its hands on our babies. Jamilah Lemieux is a writer and co-host of Slate’s “Mom and Dad Are Fighting” parenting podcast. Like what you see? 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At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Royal Highness High SupplyFounder, Keyva King, jumped into the medical marijuana industry in Coachella Valley, CA after watching her sister suffer from the painful effects of Lupus. Now her successful queendom, The Royal Highness, is the place to be if you're looking to spark up in style. Head on over to sunny Palm Desert (or check out the site) for expert consultations and indulge in a luxurious retail experience. Shop Royal HighnessRoyal Highness Indica High Supply, $, available at Royal HighnessJane Parade Gold Grinder CardBrooklyn-based lifestyle and apparel brand, Jane Parade, has all of your weed accessories and necessities. Founder Janelle Benjamin-Grant virtually opened up shop in 2018 to, "change the image of women who toke," and provide useful yet playful products. Shop Jane ParadeJane Parade Gold Grinder Card, $, available at Jane ParadeKush And Cute Wake and Bake Coffee Body ScrubIyana Edouard founded Kush and Cute to de-stigmatize marijuana, boost diversity in the industry, and make "HIGHdrating" skincare. Her body scrubs, toners, and beauty products are infused with cold-pressed hemp oil and natural ingredients to keep your skin calm, cool, and collected. Shop Kush And CuteKush And Cute Wake and Bake Coffee Body Scrub, $, available at Kush And CuteKayaire Rejuvenating Gel CleanserKayaire products target eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other skin conditions with the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis. Founder, Ebony Clay, started Kayaire to prioritize women of color who are too often left out of the conversation. 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His brand focuses on making premium CBD products that help customers cope with the ups and downs of everyday life. "I soon realized that the CBD industry is highly unregulated and full of poorly produced products," he said. "After trying several CBD brands on the market and only finding relief from one, I realized that there was a huge need for more premium quality CBD products. Holmes Organics was born after that."Shop Holmes OrganicsHolmes Organics CBD Softgels, $, available at Holmes OrganicsBlack Dragon Breakfast Club Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful MedicineThis online marketplace is the official one-stop shop for members of the Black Dragon Breakfast Club. Founder, Tsehaitu Abye, created this agency to help people network and connect within the Cannabis industry. On Black Dragon's site, it reads in bold clear-as-day lettering, "WE RADICALLY SUPPORT MEDICINAL CANNABIS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, WELLNESS, DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND CREATIVITY." 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The more non-medical face masks made available to the public, the less of a strain there will be on the medical-grade materials our heroes on the front lines require to protect themselves on the job.Ahead, we've rounded up a list of fashion brands that are enhancing the process of mask manufacturing with their unique brands of sartorial savoir-faire. Face coverings are a crucial way for us to keep one another safe when we're in public, and they aren't going anywhere. So go ahead and get comfortable with one that speaks to your own style, be that in the form of something upcycled, a badass camo print, delicate florals — even toile, if that's your thing. You do you, as long as you're doing it responsibly. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Go to the CDC website for the latest information on symptoms, prevention, and other resources.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Slip Silk Reusable Face MaskSlip's face mask is made from 100% silk (of course) and features an adjustable nose bridge and earloops and includes a reusable pouch.Shop SlipSlip Reusable Face Mask, $, available at SephoraSkims Seamless Face MaskKim K. does it again with her ever-popular range of seamless face masks in an extensive selection of neutral hues. Shop SkimsSkims Seamless Face Mask, $, available at SkimsMilk It Recycled Woven Face MaskFrom galaxy to animal print, Urban Outfitters has got your mask needs covered. This particular option by Milk It is made from recycled cotton and features adjustable straps. 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For every pack of masks sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a rotating selection of organizations.Shop BagguBaggu Fabric Loop Mask (Set of 3), $, available at BagguCollina Strada Fashion Face Mask With BowsCollina Strada is a fashionable platform for climate awareness, social awareness, change, and self-expression — all of which come together in the designer's beautifully made face masks. The masks, made from deadstock materials, fasten with delightfully patterned bows and feature an opening to insert your filter inside. With the purchase of one mask for yourself, you will also be providing five more to healthcare workers in New York City.Shop Collina StradaCollina Strada Flower Mask x Tomi Koni Turquoise, $, available at Collina StradaTory Burch Printed Face Mask, Set of 3Excluding the cost of production, all additional proceeds from these lightweight moisture-wicking face masks will be donated to International Medical Corps working to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to the Tory Burch Foundation, working to advance women’s empowerment and women entrepreneurs. Shop Tory BurchTory Burch Printed Face Mask, Set of 3 With Pouch, $, available at Tory BurchJennifer Behr Embroidered Scattered Pearl MaskWith every mask set purchased, this New York-based brand is donating a set of masks to essential workers. 25% of the profits from their sales will also be donated to DirectRelief.org to help equip health professionals in resource-poor communities.Shop Jennifer BehrJennifer Behr Embroidered Scattered Pearl Mask, $, available at Jennifer BehrLoveShackFancy x Stoney Clover Face Mask Set These super sweet masks by LoveShackFancy are sewn by hand, double lined, and made from their signature floral fabric scraps. Grab one while you can because they've been known to sell out quick!Shop LoveShackFancyLoveShackFancy LSF x Stoney Clover Face Mask Set, $, available at loveshackfancyThe Great The Face MaskThe Great's face masks are made in Los Angeles from their remnant fabric, are double-layered, and have adjustable straps. For every purchase, they donate a mask to the staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.Shop The GreatThe Great The Face Mask., $, available at The GreatKES Peace Face Covering, 2-PackThe unisex designs by sustainable brand KES feature adjustable drawstrings so you can fasten your mask to the perfect fit. They're made from a breathable, 100% silk charmeuse fabric. You can opt for a simple shades of white and black or go for something a little more playful such as cobalt blue or gingham. Shop KESKES Peace Silk Face Covering, 2-Pack, $, available at KESSt. John Artisinal Milano Knit MaskAmerican luxury house St. John launched a striking selection of limited-edition Care Masks that are sustainably crafted from surplus pique fabric. Plus, when you buy one of these masks, St. John will donate three non-surgical antimicrobial masks to those in need. 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Shop Vera BradleyVera Bradley Harry Potter™ Pleated Mask - 2 Pack, $, available at Vera BradleyFind Your Mask Tie Dye Face MaskThese highly-rated double-layer masks from Etsy come in two shades of trendy tie-dye and 2 sizing options. Reviewers also rave about the masks' perfect fit. Shop Find Your MaskFind Your Mask Tie Dye Fashion Face Mask, $, available at EtsyLisa Says Gah Knit MaskMade from a soft ribbed knit, we're positive you can find a Lisa Says Gah mask to coordinate with any outfit. Even better, with every mask purchase, they'll donate 2 meals to the San Francisco Marine Food Bank. Shop Lisa Says GahLisa Says Gah Baby Rib Knit Mask, $, available at Lisa Says GahCynthia Rowley Embroidered Cotton MaskCynthia Rowley has produced a really nice variety of 100% cotton face masks in both happy floral prints and sleek solids. We especially enjoy the detail of this embroidered version, which comes in five chic colorways.Shop Cynthia RowleyCynthia Rowley Embroidered Cotton Mask, $, available at Cynthia RowleyAraks Protective Face MaskTo benefit frontline healthcare workers, 20% of the proceeds from Araks Protective Face Masks will be donated to GetUsPPE, a non-profit grassroots coalition organized to address the PPE shortage worldwide. These beautiful masks are made of 100% cotton with adjustable ties and come in a solid selection of unique colors and prints. Shop AraksAraks Protective Face Mask, $, available at AraksSanctuary Modern Art Scrunchie Mask, 4-PackL.A.-based brand Sanctuary has launched its Essential Lifestyle Masks for consumers, designed to create a fashion-forward barrier to protect you from your surroundings. 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Shop KGVCXKGVCX Satin Nude Straight Cut Face Mask, $, available at EtsyTanya Taylor Protective Face MasksWith the financial support of its community, Tanya Taylor is currently producing nearly 30,000 masks to be donated to hospitals in New York and Canada. In line with CDC’s latest recommendations, the fashion brand has now launched consumer face masks created from excess fabric. With every pack purchase, Tanya Taylor will donate the funds to create one non-medical grade mask for donation.Shop Tanya TaylorTanya Taylor Protective Face Masks, $, available at Tanya TaylorThe RealRealWhile The RealReal is known and loved for being the largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods, the site has also become host to a designer mask sale in support of frontline workers in partnership with Fashion Girls for Humanity. The goal is to support the fashion community during these difficult times while also offering new, non-medical grade masks with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Gowns For Good Made in America. You can even shop decorative accessories to layer on top of your mask to add some major edge to your look, like this upcycled, beaded style from Gypsy Sport. Shop The Real RealGypsy Sport Tangerine Decorative Mask, $, available at The RealRealGiovanna Watercolor Gingham Face MaskFor gingham that's prettier than a picnic blanket, check out the new face mask styles from New York-based lifestyle brand Giovanna. After making 500 masks for donation, the company has shifted to manufacturing a shoppable online collection for women, men, and teens. 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The adjustable straps mean this mask can be tied to your perfect size, with the option of adding a heart-shaped bead or two for a touch of whimsy. Available in standard and petite styles, the latter can be worn either by kids or by adults who want a more snug fit.Shop Stoney CloverStoney Clover Lane Petite Pastel Heart Face Mask, Set of 2, $, available at Stoney Clover LaneOnzie 2-Pack Protective Face MasksRevolve, the retailer known for its trendy clothing labels and glossy Instagram campaigns, is now offering 2-packs of re-usable face masks with elastic straps (with the option of a tie-dye print, of course!) from the brand Onzie.Shop OnzieOnzie 2 Pack Protective Face Masks, $, available at RevolveWolford Care Face CoveringBut if you're not one for shiny fabrics and funky patterns, keep it sleek and simple with this black, double-layered option from the hosiery brand Wolford — available on Matches Fashion.Shop WolfordWolford Care Face Covering, $, available at Matches FashionMaaji Calm 5-Pack Face CoveringsIf you've got an eclectic style, there are certainly reusable mask designs made to align with your unique taste. The Colombia-based swimwear brand Maaji is known for its whimsical prints, textures, and playful details — all of which have been applied to its new selection of patterned face coverings. Shop MaajiMaaji Maaji Calm 5-Pack Face Coverings, $, available at ShopbopCaraa Mask PackThis NYC-based sporty bag brand has launched an initiative to get non-medical grade masks to as many people as possible. Reusable, machine-washable, and designed for comfort, these masks are constructed from excess fabric cuttings of Caraa bags to reduce waste and make use of these leftover pieces for good.Shop Caraacaraa 5-Pack Mask, $, available at caraaCommando 2-Pack Non-Medical Cloth Face MasksFashion's favorite leggings and intimates brand is taking its signature approach of high-quality comfort to the production of non-medical cloth face masks. Each pack includes one solid black mask and one printed mask of choice, and for each of these sales Commando will donate a mask to its local chapter of United Way. The washable and reusable masks are made from an up-cycled Italian microfiber outer layer and a double-faced European microfiber and cotton blend lining. Shop CommandoCommando Non-Medical Cloth Face Mask 2-Pack, $, available at CommandoJonathan Simkhai Fabric Mask PackOffered in packs of four containing a spectrum of neutral colors that reflect the sleek Jonathan Simkhai design codes, these masks from the designer label feature an optional pouch for removable filter use. For every pack purchased, Jonathan Simkhai will donate a civilian mask to local front-line essential workers in need of non-medical mask protection. Shop Jonathan SimkhaiJonathan Simkhai Fabric Mask Pack, $, available at Jonathan SimkhaiChristy Dawn 3-Pack Sustainable Linen MasksThese reusable, non-medical grade masks from the charming sustainable fashion company Christy Dawn are fashioned out of 100% doubled deadstock cotton. 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Plus, for each 5-pack sold, RTR will give a 5-pack to a community in need through its partnership with Project Renewal.Rent The Runway Reusable Masks Buy 5, Give 5, $, available at Rent The RunwayThe Windwitch Seersucker Face MaskThe Windwitch was launched by an artist living aboard who is currently rebuilding a sailboat of the same name. Her reusable Seersucker Face Mask is made with 100% cotton fabric that is great to wear for warmer weather. It also features a pocket for replaceable filters, an adjustable nose bridge, and elastic strap and comes in charming, understated prints like white and blue stripes and vibrant, Caribbean-inspired plaids. There is a free tutorial and pattern on There is also a tutorial on The Windwitch's blog page for how to DIY your own mask. 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