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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The Devious and Divine: Sacred Sadism talks Eco-Fetishism and BDSM

Like many people, places, and things I find nowadays, I stumbled upon Sacred Sadism through Instagram. Scrolling through my explore page, I was confronted with an image of a couple posed with natural objects dressed in latex and leaves — I was immediately drawn to the post. Sacred Sadism is a ecosexual line of impact play […]

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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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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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Eve of Imbolc

Many of my friends celebrate New Year’s as a perfunctory holiday or as “amateur night,” because the calendar year is a creation of modern times. Pagans and Witches alike view Samhain or Halloween as the “Witches New Year,” despite varying opinions. For me, the new year actually takes flight on the eve of Imbolc (February […]

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