Feminist theory is my jam.
I desired always to stretch the night and fill it fuller and fuller with dreams.
— Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/ Spirit/God/dess/Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator. But most importantly: they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is “symbolic action with intent" — “action" being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphosis. They are magical women, and they, quite literally, change the world.
You say “trust issues,” I say “empirically-supported approach to staying alive,” tomayto, tomahto.
The inferiority of women is man-made.
— American author, activist, and lecturer Helen Keller, June 11, 1916 (via coyotegold)