SoHumborn, a local writer and blogger, is this week’s guest on Though the Eyes of Women. Having grown up in Southern Humboldt County, she is well acquainted with the area’s people, conflicts, seasons, and politics. SoHumborn reveals what she knows about the North Coast’s number generator of personal wealth–marijuana cultivation.
Though some consider her writing dangerous and too revealing of Humboldt’s marijuana culture, many view her as chronicling insightful details of a rich lifestyle on the verge of disintegration; Sohumborn captures a way of life that may disappear completely with the legalization of marijuana.
Local historian, Lynette Mullen, had this to say when asked her if she thought SoHumBorn was a historian: No doubt she is a historian. Anyone that captures life (be it non-fiction or “fiction”–there is always truth in “fiction”) is a historian. The fact that she is willing to share what she is witness to with a wider audience makes her a good historian. The fact that she is a tremendous writer further makes her a GREAT historian. And the fact that she captures and shares a part of life that many of us remain unaware of makes her a tremendously interesting historian as well-even in the present day.
Her blog entries can now be found at http://kymk.wordpress.com/sohumborn-stories-marijuana-fiction/.