s.e. smith is an essayist and journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as the Guardian, Vice, Vox, and Rolling Stone.
In the aftermath of California's devastating wildfires, cannabis producers are struggling to overcome decimated crops and a lack of federal support.
More trans women are taking up arms than before to protect themselves. But even the simple act of self-preservation can be deemed aggression to conservatives.
But is there a way to solve one problem without creating another?