Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney drink Sparkling Lavender Lemon Cocktails and talk garden contraception, big hair, and current events.
Granny Women & Cotton Roots //
The history of abortion and contraception in Appalachia and the South is full of Queen Anne’s Lace, power grabs, granny witches, and – who woulda thunk it? – white men.
- Appalachian Folk Magic and Granny Witchcraft by By Patti Wigington at Learn Religions
- A Study of the Southern Appalachian GrannyWoman Related to Childbirth Prevention Measures by Harriet P. Masters (MA Thesis, East Tennessee State University)
- Review of John Riddle’s book Eve’s Herbs from the HerbalGram journal of the American Botanical Council by Burkhard Bilger
- Hidden Voices: Enslaved Women in the Lowcountry and U.S. South from the
- Lowcountry Digital History Initiative
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine article by Sarah Handley-Cousins
- The Surprising History of Abortion in the United States by Jessica Ravitz at CNN
- Forget Abortion: What Kentucky Women Really Want by Jessica Ravitz at CNN
- Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right by Ranana Dine for American Progress
- Economists can tell you that restricting abortion access restricts women’s lives by Caitlin Myers in The Washington Post
- Abortion Funds in Every State
Gwen Shamblin //
Patrice gets a little heated (by the flames of hell) talking about the abuse of power & people in churches/cults all in the name of God.
- ‘This is a cult’: inside the shocking story of a religious weight-loss group
- Former member of Gwen Shamblin’s religious weight loss cult details brainwashing
- Gwen Shamblin: The Life And Death Of A Weight-Loss ‘Cult’ Leader
- How the Churches of Christ went wrong
- I Permit Not a Woman to Teach | Ex-Church of Christ Blog
- The Seven Signs That You’re in a Cult – The Atlantic
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- Abortion Funds in Every State – Find yours and donate!
Sparkling Lavender Lemon Cocktails
- 1 oz lavender simple syrup
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz vodka
- 4 oz sparkling wine
- 1-2 slices strawberry
For the lavender simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp fresh or dried lavender flowers
- 2 cups sugar
To make lavender simple syrup
Bring water and lavender to a boil in saucepan.
Reduce heat and stir in the sugar until fully dissolved.
Simmer for about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to steep for at least 1 hour – longer for stronger flavor.
Strain and refrigerate.
To make cocktail
Add lavender syrup, lemon juice, and vodka to an ice-filled shaker.
Shake-a shake-a shake-a.
Pour into champagne flute.
Top with wine and garnish with strawberry slice(s)
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