Kratom Culture
Kratom Culture
Grassroots advocacy through journalism & the arts



Kratom Culture Magazine

Modern American Journalism today is simply re-reportage, as opposed to investigative; it is a heartbreaking, echoing cacophony of endless “OP ED” blogs masquerading as journalism.

So we decided to do something about it. That’s why we created Kratom Culture Magazine.


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What we do.

Kratom Culture Magazine profiles the real life heroes behind the movement to #KeepKratomLegal. We give them a voice to tell their own stories, in their own words. We are Kratom Culture.

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Our Team

Meet the team behind the magazine.


Heather Hawkins

Founder, publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director.

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Heather Hawkins studied Mass Communication with a minor in Television and Film Studies at the University of West Florida until 2012 when a head/neck injury sidelined her for 4 years. In 2016 she founded the Kratom Literacy Project which led to the creation of Kratom Culture Magazine. She is a professional photojournalist with ten years editorial experience for Gannett News.


Marisa Higgins

Managing Editor, Contributing Writer

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Shari badami mcfadden - social media manager

Shari McFadden is our resident badass. She handles everything we can’t.

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We are advocates for social change. We are Plant Powered Consciousness. We are Kratom Culture Magazine.