Black Lives Matter: A Spell for Visioning Justice

Hello all. It’s been a rough week. It’s been a rough month. It’s hard to maintain hope in the light of so much violence around the world. I am mourning the deaths from bombings in Turkey, the Medina bombing at the height of Ramadan, and three black men killed across the US last week. Police officers shot down at a rally in Dallas, against the wishes of the protestors. One of the black men killed – Philando Castile – was murdered in my own backyard. If I were home, I would go to the streets to demand justice. I would...

Queer Witch Identity: Moving Beyond Fear

Before I begin, it should be stated: It is 100% OK not to disclose aspects of your identity if you are not comfortable doing so. Often, peoples’ safety depends on secrecy. If you need to remain silent for whatever reason, I fully support you and love you. This post is about my journey, and attempting to live a more open life for myself. This post isn’t about me coming out: it’s about me coming clean about my fears. I’m a queer witch. These two identities have become central to my life and my path. Like the Cancer sun sign that I...