I identify as an anarcho-feminist witch (but only in private). I think life would be a lot more wonderful with more homage paid to the various gods. I often think about how it would make a more tolerant society if we made more public holidays to celebrate the various deities. I use she/her pronouns.
I love that magick today is a wide intersecting cauldron of various people and causes. I think celebrating queer magick is important and I love that we get an opportunity to share our feelings about it in such a great forum. I think constantly examining your own biases and reevaluating the previous structures, taking what is good, leaving behind what is outmoded is the only way we will build our new world of love.
We often look to communities to aid and guide us. How important it is to know that once we were celebrated, or that we are celebrated in different cultures. Again, let us take what is good, and share and build together. My own journey into magick started when I was an angsty teen living near a graveyard. I began friendships with fairies by leaving them strawberries. I used Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs as my bible and I often think about plants and the way that they experience time as different to us. I think about the old alliances we once had with nature and I think about how to revive them. I am grateful that my mind creates magick for me and with the world, creates a magickal experience for me to live within.
I think about decolonisation a lot. I don’t know how to begin it. It will take a new language with plants, animals and people to achieve it. I wonder how we can overcome our need for these outmoded structures of hierarchies as a whole and how we can heal ourselves to stop the pain we inflict on others. I also think another challenge for us is to consider those who live in the world of invisible illness. How can we make space for them so they do not suffocate?