“I’m a journalist straddling California, New York, and Israel-Palestine, targeted on psychedelics, hashish, and Judaism (in jest, I’ll say “Jews & Medicine”). I additionally cowl tradition, coverage, and science. I’m passionate and inquisitive about how individuals can transcend their minds to entry one thing better than themselves — be it by way of getting excessive off acid or God, meditating, creating artwork, or one thing somatic, I’ve got down to discover the assorted methods individuals nourish their souls. That is what drives me, and most of my writing, indirectly or one other, connects again to this theme.
Lately, I work as an editor at DoubleBlind, the print and digital journal I co-founded, overlaying psychedelics and the place they intersect with psychological well being, spirituality, environmental justice, and social fairness. I additionally co-founded the Jewish Psychedelic Summit and host a podcast referred to as Set & Setting on the Be Right here Now Community. I’ve been training journalism since 2014 and have been printed in retailers like Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, Excessive Instances, Pill, and Nylon, amongst others.
I received my begin with a column on hashish on the Village Voice, simply after graduating from Columbia Journalism Faculty. Previous to that, I lived in Tel Aviv, working with Israel’s African refugee group. In a previous life, I additionally lived at a loopy co-op referred to as Cloyne, whereas finding out rhetoric and linguistics at UC Berkeley.
I’m a nerd about language and communicate or dabble in French, Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew. When not working, writing, or reporting, I’m normally dancing, spinning my hula hoop, or training yoga.”
Study extra about Madison’s work at madisonmargolin.com