Rachel True Speaks Out Against The Caucasity Of It All

Rachel True Speaks Out Against The Caucasity Of It All January 29, 2019

Lilith Dorsey and Rachel True 2018. All rights reserved.

If you are a Witch today you probably know who Rachel True is. She starred in The Craft, a film that has served as an inspiration to a world of Witches since it’s debut in 1996. I was given the wonderful opportunity to meet Ms. True this October at The Sleepy Hollow Festival of Witches, where we were both presenting. We spoke about #BlackGirlMagic, Witchcraft, Divination, growing up in NYC, how we’re both alumni of NYU, her upcoming True Heart Tarot and much more.

Ms. True has been the center of media attention even more so lately because of a series of tweets she posted on Jan 26.

She followed it up with-

And then-

It’s not easy to speak truth to power, and I want to just publicly state that I’m behind her 100 percent. As a Black Woman who has been involved in Witchcraft and Media for more than half my life, I can honestly say her observations are spot on. I have been more “whitewashed” by more organizers, media outlets, and individuals than I can even count anymore. For me, and I’m sure many many Black Witches out there, this wasn’t a film about 4 f*cking witches, it was a film about one. The struggle for representation and inclusion has always been real, so when we saw someone on the big screen finally who looked like us, that was everything !

As for the racists and the haters who have come out to respond to her on her post, I hope she blocks them. Or even better I hope she does her best to educate them, and then puts them on mute. This will certainly be my response if anyone drifts into privilege, insensitive, or hurtful speech here on this blog.

I would just like to end by saying Keep up the great work sister, both on and off screen. Event organizers definitely need to do better, especially for individuals like Rachel True who have done the work. Everyone else please look for her True Heart Tarot being published later this year, and if you have the opportunity to fight for inclusion please do so whenever you can !

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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