Violet Paley’s Frozen Oranges: Pleasure, Trauma, & Writing As Self-Care

Violet Paley‘s powerful memoir, Frozen Oranges, is a sensual, non-fiction bildungsroman. The writer/director/actor delves fearlessly into her sexual psyche from childhood through her early 20s, writing candidly about masturbation, sexual assault, the orgasm gap, heartbreak, celebrity and mental illness in prose that swings from bitingly funny to painfully beautiful. In anticipation of the book’s May […]

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Bewitched Boneyard: Maheen Lemon’s Disarming Pagan Charms

Maheen Lemon is a modern-day alchemist, transforming ethically-sourced animal bones, copper, and clay into wearable talismans. Inspired by her hedge witch practice, Lemon lets nature guide her hand when she takes to the wild to meditate and ask for earthly permission to incorporate natural objects into her work. Each Bewitched Boneyard piece is then blessed […]

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Gabriela Herstik: On Fashion Magick, Writing Rituals & DIY Witchcraft

Writer, Fashion Alchemist, and Venus devotee Gabriela Herstik has conjured up a potent guide for solitary witches that infuses disparate practices with a feminist punch. Her newly released book, Craft: How To Be A Modern Witch, is empowering without being trite or preachy, witty without losing reverence for the subject matter, and equal parts style and […]

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March Slut of the Month: Luna Matatas

Our March Slut of the Month is pleasure educator and kinky crafter sextraordinaire, Luna Matatas. When she’s not rallying folks to Peg the Patriarchy, hosting streaming sex ed classes at O.school, or teaching IRL sex and pleasure classes around the world, she’s creating sequined, bejeweled, and pearlized pasties and other erotic accoutrements. Read on for […]

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Jex Blackmore’s Satanic Ritual of Resistance

Last weekend, artist, activist and Satanic firebrand Jex Blackmore led a ritual of resistance that drew hundreds to a neon-lit warehouse in Detroit. Inspired by the recent implementation of a biblical “sexual identity” workshop by a metro-Detroit church and the hiring of religious activists in key positions in the Department of Health and Human Services, Blackmore’s […]

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February Slut of the Month: Corinne Dodenhoff

Well-versed in the ways of aural and visual seduction, creatrix Corinne Dodenhoff is our February Slut of the Month. A witch, fine artist, illustrator, musician, and 1/2 of Babe Coven (with her ride or die Haleigh Moon), she’s conjured interdisciplinary shows, witchy markets, and community events that center femmes and body positive magic. This Saturday, she’ll […]

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Ink Minx: Shanzey Afzal’s Mobile Feminist Tattoo Studio

Shanzey Afzal started her mobile feminist tattoo studio, Ink Minx, out of necessity. After surviving an apprenticeship rife with sexism and familial stigma for her career choice, Afzal was inspired to create a safer space for women and non-binary folks to get tattooed. The Long Island-bred, Brooklyn-based artist always wanted to live small, and fortuitously […]

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Literary Witches: Taisia Kitaiskaia & Katy Horan On Magic, Inspiration, and Collaboration

Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers is a kaleidoscopic grimoire that positions the great literary craftswomen of our time as seers, sorceresses, and sages. Taisia Kitaiskaia’s gripping, exquisitely crafted words are set ablaze by Katy Horan’s haunting images that pulse with primal magic. Their collaboration will not only inspire you to dig deeper into transportive […]

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