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Becoming Dangerous: A Book About Ritual and Resistance

We’re thrilled to share the news of a marvelous and timely new book ready to come into being via KickstarterBECOMING DANGEROUS is a collection twenty personal essays written by “witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels on summoning the power to resist.”

BECOMING DANGEROUS is a nonfiction book of deeply personal essays by marginalised people using the intersection of feminism, witchcraft, and resistance to summon power and become fearsome in a world that would prefer them afraid. With contributions from twenty witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels, BECOMING DANGEROUS is a book of intelligent and challenging essays that will resonate with anyone who’s ever looked for answers outside the typical places.

The latest book from Fiction & Feeling, a new and independent UK publishing company, the book is edited by me, Katie West, and Jasmine Elliott. From ritualistic skincare routines to gardening; from becoming your own higher power to searching for a legendary Scottish warrior woman; from the fashion magick of brujas to cripple-witch city-magic; from shoreline rituals to psychotherapy—this book is for people who know that now is the time, now is the hour, ours is the magic, ours is the power.

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Contributors for this book write for publications like The Guardian and The Paris Review; websites like Autostraddle, The Hoodwitch, VICE, Broadly, and Nylon; and have published books and journal articles with several different publishers.

Some identify as witches; others identify as writers, musicians, or artists. All of them have developed personal rituals to summon their own power and want to share these personal experiences of resistance and survival with you.

At a time when the voices and very lives of minorities are increasingly oppressed and imperiled, this book serves to demonstrate how “women and LGBTQIA people; people of colour; non-binary, and gender variant people are summoning power in a world that prefers them powerless,” thereby empowering others in turn. This is a work of vital importance. We are proud to support BECOMING DANGEROUS and hope you will too.

Head over to the Becoming Dangerous Kickstarter page to learn all about this incredibly meaningful and timely project.

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