interview with a mother

My dear friend Elizabeth Aquino is mother to two active teenage boys and a young adult daughter who has suffered from refractory epilepsy since she was an infant. Elizabeth writes an engaging blog called a moon worn as if it were a shell in which she explores parenting, poetry, disability and politics. Besides love for our disabled children and for our writing, we share another passion: advocating for the use of cannabis oils to treat our children's seizures.

Recently, Elizabeth got hired to work and write for Weedmaps, which runs the site marijuana.com and is developing another site, cannabis.com, which I believe will serve the medical marijuana community. In her first interview, she delves into my life with Calvin and into the process of making cannabis oil to treat his epilepsy. It's a straightforward account which includes a couple helpful links for doing it yourself. You can read it here.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for giving me the opportunity to share my story.


  1. All MY thanks, Christy. I think our friendship just keeps on deepening.

  2. Hi Christy & Elizabeth, My thanks to you both for your illuminating writings.
    I just ordered a book for our collections that may be of interest: Medical Marijuana Desk Reference http://www.medicalmarijuanadeskreference.com/ . "Signal Bay Inc. presents The Medical Marijuana Desk Reference. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the scientific research of Cannabis species for medical treatment. The MMDR compiles primary scientific studies on the efficacy of marijuana for both state-authorized and other, not yet authorized conditions in an easy-to-use format."
    With deep and abiding respect, Sue