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 take the stage at Babe Coven’s Be Witched Burlesque: Rites + Revels Edition at the Debonair Music Hall in New Jersey. Featuring 20 witchy, kinky, seductive and spellbinding burlesque acts, this charity event helping survivors of sexual violence and assault will showcase 3 live bands, a selection of hand-curated vendor tables, a kissing booth, and live shibari rope ties.

We asked Corinne about her vices, virtues, and more…

I am: Corinne Dodenhoff, a freelance illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer, dancer, model, body posi pink witch.

By Day: I wake up, engage in some radical self love practices (smoke a bowl and watch a cute video of a snail taking a bath), and begin my artwork for the day. I am a professional freelance artist, as well as one half of the team behind Babe Coven, so there are always projects to tackle. Frequently adventuring, lately to Philadelphia, for both business and pleasure. Sometimes mimosas, but usually coffee.

By Night: Magic and music usually rule my evenings. I spend alot of time with my incredible Coven, and I play drums in a fat, mostly-queer riot grrrl punk band called TORPEDOES. If I’m not with them I’m usually at a show that I made a poster for, or helped to promote, or have friends playing. And if I’m not at a show I’m trying to move my body in some way; dancing at goth night, having sex, taking late night drives. Or sometimes I stay in with a book and a bath; right now I’m re-reading Sacred Seduction by Kitty Cavalier.

My Vices: Sweets and cigarettes. Lots of weed, lots of baths, lots of delicious red wine, lots of sharp cheeses. Vintage shopping.

My Virtues: Endless positivity, compassion and optimism. Hips that never quit. People tell me I draw well, too.

The Present: Pouring every moment into my labors of love; taking Babe Coven to new heights, continuing my sacred dance practices, engaging in new magical and spiritual endeavors with my coven sisters, manifesting more freelance business, learning to worship myself in all my stages of growth.

The Future: Delicious, exciting, just out of reach. Uncertain and always changing, but I see new cities and more travel and more workshops and more art and more sex and more burlesque dances and more punk shows in store.

Favorite Flavor: Cherry cola, sweet lemon, caramel.

Favorite Feeling: The weightlessness of water; the loose-limbed ecstasy you get on your third hour of dancing; laying on a blanket, stoned in the sun, being kissed on the back of my neck; the moments right before you step on stage; the immense love I feel when looking at my beautiful, beautiful friends.

Favorite Fabric: The softest lightest cotton, faux fur, latex underwear.

Substance is: Tuning in deeper, really listening and paying attention, and engaging with those around you in a meaningful way. Fuck small talk. It’s living your truth and your activism in practice, not just for show. It’s standing your ground when challenges come your way and keeping compassion in mind always.

Style is: Your voice. Your expression, personal and intrinsic. It’s how you show the world exactly who you are in that moment in time. And it’s fucking fun.

Slut is: Power. Slut is being different, slut is nonconforming, slut is owning your body and your joy and your pleasure and spitting in the face of repressed cishet white patriarchy. Slut is the only thing I’ve ever been and the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be, and it’s magic.