October 28, 2020

Our unconscious misogyny colours the view we have of the way Norse society would have considered those who stepped outside of gender norms. Archaeology and historical interpretation have meant skeletons with weaponry and armour were given the title “male” without much thought. Yet we have sagas which include clear examples of women warriors. Read more

October 26, 2020

I find the October half term the most difficult school holiday in terms of entertaining my kids. The weather isn’t great and there are no family visits to look forward to. My money is being saved for Christmas so there’s no budget for buying craft materials. This year much of the UK is in renewed lockdown. We’re somewhat lucky over on the Kent coast to remain in Tier 1. This means we can still sit in cafes with families we... Read more

October 24, 2020

Paganism and magickal practise are a big part of my life. Witchcraft and meditation have helped me through some of the hardest times I’ve lived through. Yet there are days my energy levels are so low engaging with magick takes more inner battery power than I can muster. For those of you unfamiliar with the ‘spoons theory’, it goes like this. A person has a bunch of metaphorical spoons. These spoons they can assign to tasks. A healthy person might... Read more

October 19, 2020

It's hard to unpick what is and isn't cultural appropriation but as authors and practitioners within paganism it's time to say "let's try and do better" Read more

October 16, 2020

Now the public expects to consume art for free. It’s not their fault, it’s the myth we’ve been fed. Read more

October 12, 2020

Fatima’s next job could be in Cyber! I’m sure many people have spoken about this advert. However, as someone who has worked within education, recruitment, and mentoring long term unemployed, I can’t keep quiet on this. Fatima could be reskilled. Fatima I’m sure is an amazing human being who can do whatever her heart wants and her life needs. We all are. People’s resilience, motivation, and drive will continue to impress and delight me until the day I die. But... Read more

October 10, 2020

It’s World Mental Health Day, here’s my tale of being too mad to be supported by the standard services yet not mad enough for crisis care. Read more

October 9, 2020

My daughter wants to learn witchcraft now, but the ancestors have been waiting since the moment she was born to interact with her, and their time is not linear. Read more

October 7, 2020

In a pandemic world enclosed spaces, sweaty bodies, and uncovered open mouths are some of the most dangerous things you can do. Read more

October 4, 2020

My Babalon rides the beast. She isn’t a fetishization of the male ideal of tameable sexual power. How did a goddess of sexual empowerment become an excuse to use women? Read more

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