Personal freedom and collective liberation

I started spring with an amazing conversation with Yarrow Magdalena of DIY Business Magic. We talked about building a small business against and beyond capitalism⁣, the emotional labour involved in re-thinking our relationship to power and leadership, ways of building sustainable and regenerative communities and how that is related to how we trade with each …

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Who and what is a ‘woman’… and what does it mean for feminism?

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“The enigma that is woman will therefore constitute the target, the object, the stake, of a masculine discourse, of a debate among men, which would not consult her, would not concern her. Which, ultimately, she is not supposed to know anything about.” Luce Irigaray, Speculum of the Other Woman “…either I don’t have any “self,” …

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Some thoughts on seeking, learning, and initiation in Feri Witchcraft

Feri¹ makes powerful witches.  It does not make healthy witches, kind witches, just witches, pleasant witches, compassionate witches, or any other sort of witches; just powerful ones. What the Feri witch is after initiation is what the Feri witch was before initiation, just with more oomph. Becoming a Feri witch is not a gentle process. …

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Not everything goes at the same speed; not everything goes in the same lane.

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I recently went through a process of discernment around what I do, and if, when, and how I get paid for it.  It began as a conversation with a friend about whether or not there was a fee if I took them on as a one-to-one magical/witchcraft mentor. Around that, I am very clear: I …

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Some opinions on empathy, compassion, and choice

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Every now and again a discussion pops up about autistic people and empathy, often in the context of misunderstandings between autistic and allistic people, and sometimes, regrettably, used as an excuse for autistic men who sexually harass women of all neurological profiles. The discussion usually descends into the familiar round of ad hominem attacks which …

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Creative magic

I rounded off 2018 with Christine Petty on the Free Her Spirit podcast. We talked about my journey, ancestor reverence, storytelling, and creative magic. You’ll hear how I had a moment of aligning with what I know about creativity, and articulating it in a new way. Here’s the episode:

Daydreaming Wolves interview

I had a wonderful conversation with Yarrow Magdalena of Daydreaming Wolves podcast about… well, about all kinds of things! Interconnectedness, white people engaging with our inheritance of violence and colonialism, ancestral storytelling, building a business against and beyond capitalism to create spaces of justice, and more. Here’s the episode: