Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
  • Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
  • Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
  • Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

Haute Macabre

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"What does it mean to resist? When "resist" is the slogan of a multibillion-dollar political machine. When #resist is a viral meme. When "resist" is printed on shirts and hats and stickers you get for joining the right email list, and resistance has been co-opted by the very system you're trying to resist?

In Becoming Dangerous, witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels offer answers. Through twenty-one wildly different essays, the authors lay bare their prismatic perspectives on what it means to challenge the social, political, and cultural forces that seek to marginalize and erase them. Rituals of reclamation. Aesthetic spellcraft. Tapping into the earth for answers. Cracking open your ancestral powers. These are their routes to redemption, the way writers summon the strength to resist."

Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they’ve created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.

Contents

  1. Unfuckable—Cara Ellison
  2. Trash-Magic: Signs & Rituals for the Unwanted—Maranda Elizabeth
  3. Uncensoring My Ugliness—Laura Mandanas
  4. Femme as in Fuck You: Fucking with the Patriarchy One Lipstick Application at a Time—Catherine Hernandez
  5. Before I Was a Woman, I Was a Witch—Avery Edison
  6. Undressing My Heart—Gabriela Herstik
  7. Garden—Marguerite Bennett
  8. Reddit, Retin-A, and Resistance: An Alchemist’s Guide to Skincare—Sam Maggs
  9. The Future is Coming for You—Deb Chachra
  10. My Witch’s Sabbath of Short Skirts, Long Kisses, and BDSM—Mey Rude
  11. Buzzcut Season—Larissa Pham
  12. The Harpy—Meredith Yayanos
  13. Fingertips—merritt
  14. Red Glitter—Sophie Saint Thomas
  15. Touching Pennies, Painting Nails—Sim Bajwa
  16. Ritual in Darkness—Kim Boekbinder
  17. Gayuma—Sara David
  18. Pushing Beauty Up Through the Cracks—Katelan Foisy
  19. Ritualising My Humanity—J. A. Micheline
  20. Simulating Control—Nora Khan
  21. I Am, Myself, a Body of Water—Leigh Alexander

 

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