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2017 Q and A

Forget the appologies for our absence, we’re here now and that’s what matters! Since we haven’t been around as much the past year (thats right, 2017 is finally behind us!) we thought we’d Q + A each other about the last 365 day. Hear about grad school (x2), mental health (x1000), Sonya’s new found ability to navigate toxic work, trying to #YOLO (we never actually say “YOLO,” but Anza was def alluding to it), and much more! Looking forward to charging into 2018 with high hopes and low...


Episode [2.7] - saturns return

Ha! Remember that time we said we were coming off our hiatus?? That was almost two months ago...whoops! Anyway, life got weird for Sonya--and she goes into how toxic work environments (and environment in general) can really influence mental health (and more!) We also get an update on Sonya's RAD project that takes her back to her sustainability roots. Our main attraction though is real talk on Saturn's Return (and the similarly related 27 Club) because late 20s are hard y'all and we're...


Episode [2.6] - can we somehow work 'covfefe' into the conversation?

Holy Mackerel Y'all--WE'RE BACK! Serious apologies for the unplanned hiatus, it's like we've been busy...or something (#gradschool // #mentalhealth // #life)! Anyway, y'all know we were gone and now y'all know we're back. WE'VE MISSED YOU! Since it's been a hot minute (more like 6 months) this episode we do a quick catch up on life, mental health (the journey continues), school, and some other random stuff that you'll just have to listen to the episode to find out about. Plus, it's June...


Episode [2.5] - do you prefer to be referred to as a person with autism or autistic?

Hi Sustainability Friends! We made it through 2016, and we are gearing up for another year of excitement (whatever that means). Peep this episode and get ready for more Sex Drugs and Sustainability coming your way! Sonya and Anza catch up on what's happening (and are maybe a little more lack-luster than planned. 2016 took a lot out of all of us...) before transitioning into an awesome interview with Denise--a kickass autistic, queer, trans, and all around amazing human who shares their...


Episode [2.4] - let me start with my own ignorance

We’ve got another absolutely sustainable and totally kickass episode ready for your listening pleasure! Start out with a quick check-in with Sonya and Anza, who are having some college flash-backs while sending out a bunch o’ love in the wake of all the tragedy in world. Then, follow it up with a timely conversation with author, Alison Ownings. Alison has been writing books that dig into circles and cultures that are often over looked. In light of the recent #NODAPL, her most recent book,...


Episode [2.3] - not my president

Sustainability Loves! The aftermath of the election has been difficult and trying for many people around the world. Rather than bringing on a guest this episode, Sonya and Anza talk candidly about what happened election night and the days that followed. It's raw. It's real. We're here, and we're feeling it. #notmypresident Please remember, Sex Drugs and Sustainability is a sanctuary and a place where you are safe. Please reach out to us if you are struggling and need someone...


Episode [2.2] - how is it living off the grid?

We're coming back at ya after some technical difficulties! Ready for some sustainability love? In this episode, hear how Sonya is getting down with some protests while Anza is encountering a plethora of tiny critter friends. Next we go into an interview with long-time listeners, supporters, and sex-drugs-sustainability embodiers: Kathleen and Bob-o! Our guests have an amazing love story that has taken them on quite the sustainability journey. They have lived in some amazing situations,...


Episode [2.1] - what's it like being a union organizer?

AND WE'RE BACK! It's the moment y'all have been waiting for: SEASON 2 is here! Hear about what we've been up to the last couple months in our new lives and check out some strong misandry-feels (all day, e'ry day). To get you back into the sustainability swing of things, Sonya interviews the instructors for her 3-week orientation field course that took place in Los Angeles. One is a fierce academic and the other an aggressive organizer. We get the dirty on what their social justice work...


SEASON 1 FINALE - thanks and we love you!

Sonya and Anza both start with an update on where their lives are taking them currently (#adventures), before diving into a look back at Season 1. We pop a bottle of champs (#day drinking) and revisit highlights from each of our interviews. Enjoy this look (listen?) back at all the amazing guests we've had the pleasure of interviewing and sharing with all of you! And once you're all nostalgic for Sex Drugs and Sustainability don't worry--we'll be dropping a new season on you in October.


Episode [15] - how do people respond when you profit from oppression?

We have a big announcement coming at you about Sex Drugs and Sustainability this week! You'll have to tune in to find out what it is... Also in this episode Sonya talks about how her mental health journey has continued to transpire, Anza shares about some family-things, and we acknowledge the state of the world this past week. In these time, we couldn't have had a more timely guest than Maureen. She is super fierce and fucking bad ass. She talks to us about education, white privilege,...


Episode [14] - what's the gay-bashing situation in Napa?

In this episode of Sex Drugs and Sustainability: Sonya has a fun-filled, un-vegan, and free bleeding month. While Anza has some squeaky friends stinking up her office. We give our feminist take on a couple of truly tragic current events (CW: sexual assault and gun violence). But don't worry, we turn it around with our incredible guest who is a gender non-conforming, LGBTQ-nonprofit magician (best job title ever!) Enjoy an amazing conversation with an amazing human! Book Recommendation:...


Episode [13] - was there a moment you knew you were asexual?

Happy Pride Month equality-loving-beasts! Sex Drugs and Sustainability celebrates you for whoever you are! It’s more than just LGBTQIA+ around here. We love and support you wherever you may be in your “journey”…SO this week we have a super special surprise guest (who you’ve met before!) talk about recently coming to terms with identifying on the asexual spectrum! Also fresh this episode: Sonya has an interview where she is told flat out she wasn't good enough for the job, but ultimately...


Episode [12] - there's no police brutality in socialist countries?

This just in! David Sedaris lets us down (#whitemenruinmylife, anyone?), Anza keeps adulting real hard (is adulthood actually marked by home appliance purchases?), and Sonya takes another step in her mental health journey (how hard can the system possibly make it to ask for help? P.S. the answer is REALLY HARD.) PLUS OUR GUEST IS FROM SWEDEN. That's right, the ARCTIC CIRCLE (are you wondering if there are reindeer everywhere??? APPARENTLY SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE!) Evelina was born and...


Episode [11] - how is it being gay in the Bay Area compared to back home?

Hear all about Sonya's new hashtag (#whitemenruinmylife) and the story behind it, directly followed by a conversation with...a white man! A fun conversation with this episode's guest who is gay and atheist, and happens to be from the South. Bonus: we continued recording after the episode and Cody told such a gem of a story that we had to include it at the end of the episode. It involves titties!


Episode [10] - what effects have you seen with the cannabis versus these other medications?

Happy 10th episode, y'all! In this episode we start lighthearted, but then we bring the thunder with our guests, Kara and Forrest. These two share about being parents who are also caretakers, advocates, activists (and so much more) for their children. Learn all about medical cannabis use, and what some of the implications of laws and legislature surrounding it's legalizations (or lack there of) are for families like theirs. Resources: Free Cannabis-Medicine Seminar - April 20, 2016 at...


Episode [9] - is slut shaming in Tahoe different than other places?

Did you hear we were in Tahoe?? In this episode we talk about how Tahoe reminds us of mental health issues and we interview the spectacular APRIL who shares her experience being a former slut-shamer and creating environmental and feminist art! Check it out!


Episode [8] - so what was gamer-gate?

This is no April Fool's joke--here is another episode for your listening pleasure! Hope y'all are enjoying this weekly content while it lasts. The Trump saga continues and our guest talks about what it's like to be a woman who uses the internet and plays video games. Stay sustainable out there!


Episode [7] - so you have to shed the shame?

SURPRISE!!! Bet you weren't expecting an episode this week. Well here you go! Our gift to you! Anza may have just made a very adult purchase and Sonya may be pretty shaken about an old friend supporting a certain political figure. ​ Our awesome guests are Samuel and Samantha, a married couple who may or may not practice traditional monogamy in their marriage (gasp!). Find out in this weeks episode of Sex Drugs and Sustainability!


Episode [6] - so who is the man in your relationships?

Have you ever asked a queer lady who 'the man' is in their relationships? Well it's time you cut that shit out! Find out why in this episode with our super queer and super fly guest, Kaitlin!


Episode [5] - have you ever been called the n-word?

Are you ready for another episode? Well here it is! Listen to us talk about fetus gender reveal parties, emotional labor, and rolling right into RACISM with our guest Jonathan in this episode - have you ever been called the n-word?