Witches Gone Wild: The feminism behind witchcraft

Witchcraft, with its traditional practitioners generally being women, has many ties to feminist concepts. In European history, we see that witchcraft (and often herbal healing) was a way for women to have agency over their own lives, livelihood and beliefs. However, as always, nonconforming women were and still are threatening to patriarchal power structures. Subsequently, the whole…

Witches Gone Wild: Being open to the world of woo

The little-known worlds of witchcraft and woo are places most people would not consider to step foot into, unless maybe foolishly dabbling with a Ouija board in the run up to Halloween. Aside from the stereotypes of contacting spirits or casting spells, there is a lot more to modern witchcraft and spirituality than meets the…

Why Bisexuality Awareness Week is still so essential in 2020

I am a bisexual woman. I have full access to social media, the news, the internet and yet, I’m only finding out about bisexuality awareness week halfway through it. Why is this?  I’ve known for as long as I can remember that I’m bisexual. For most people in my life outside of the internet, they…

Cottagecore: A queer movement turned mainstream

These days, most people – or, at any rate, most online people – have heard of the cottagecore aesthetic, if at least only in passing. In case you haven’t come across the word before, it refers to an aesthetic centred around an idyllic, fairly unrealistic portrayal of rural Western agricultural life: baking bread, cultivating a small allotment,…