A "witch" has historically been a woman possessing some sort of subversive power, be it as midwives or community matriarchs. This series celebrates the many ways witchcraft is preserved and practiced to this day. Witches are mothers. Witches are queer. Witches are Black and nonbinary and living with chronic illnesses. Witches are powerful. Witches are dangerous. Witches are a magic all their own.
I don’t want to deprive my child of these magical Halloween memories, I just also want to light candles and talk about our ancestors.
We witches have a secret weapon: the Earth. We know it holds a massive amount of power, and that is concentrated in crystals and gemstones. It's magick!
For the longest time, it felt like a dirty secret that I needed to hide from everyone. I left the church to become a witch!
Mary Webster, a colonial woman who was hanged in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1685, is the witch who inspired The Handmaid's Tale.
I don't worship some appropriated feminine divinity or semi-European Paganism. I will talk about Black Magic, black skin and decolonizing white witchcraft.