Just over a year ago, my friend Tracey Curley passed away. She had fought for years to legalize marijuana for personal and medicinal usage. I know for a fact that at the time of her passing, she was deeply disappointed at how the process was taking place across the country.
The following is from an interview I did with Tracey in 2014, when running a similar publication to this one.
Tracy Curley is a lot of things.
She is witty, she is tall, she is stylish, she is a ginger and she is a pot activist.
Now as we all know, most pot activists are Birkenstock wearing, tie dyed T-shirt having crocus bag full of beansprout carrying hippies. Not our Tracy.
Moda Terminal recently sat down with Tracy to find out what makes her tick and how her style (She is so fabulous she has a bag dog) permeates her unusual choice of career.
KB: How do you define your personal style?
TC: It’s eclectic, it depends on my mood I’m in that day, or where I’m going. Urban Bohemian I guess.
KB: How did you become a pot activist?
TC: Due to the fact that I’ve been a diabetic for a few decades and about 12 years ago I found out that cannabis replaced a lot of the drugs I was using and in addition regulated my blood sugar. When I found out what others were going through trying to access what was so readily available to me, I became a Pot activist to help others across the country get access to medical marijuana.
KB: What has been your major success?
TC: There have been a few proud moments, I was the event coordinator on for the global marijuana march in 2006, I was nominated for an everyday political activist award last year, I was named NOW Magazine’s best Marijuana activist in 2007. There have been a few things through the years that have made me pretty proud.
KB: You are involved in Idea City, tell us about it please
TC: Idea City is an event that happens in Toronto every year, hosted by Moses Znaimer I believe this was the 15th year. Idealists and innovators congregate to share ideas and network. Have attended for the last two years with other pot activists.
KB: You’ve also done a lot of modelling, tell us about that.
TC: Modelling started about 10 years ago and it came about surprisingly because of my activism. I asked some friends to be in a calendar for the cause and if I asked them I had to be willing to do it as well. People kept asking after that so I continued to model.
Thanks Tracy you may be the most interesting woman in the world, even if you don’t have a beard.