The Black mothers finding freedom in mushrooms: ‘They give us our power back.’

Psilocybin can help heal trauma, users say, but the racialized history of drugs in the US has long fueled fear.

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About MAYA

Maya Richard-Craven is a journalist from Pasadena, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017, and serves on the USC Lambda Alumni Board. Her work has appeared in: The LA Times, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Insider, British Vogue, ELLE, Cosmo UK, Grazia UK, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Men’s Health, Pasadena Magazine, and Blavity. She was previously an editorial fellow with Sierra Magazine, and is currently an editorial fellow with the National Audubon Society. Her work focuses on the intersection between diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors.