Hello witches, seekers, and friends! Thanks for tuning in to episode 34 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving! Today we're talking about a profession and mission that's common in witchy and pagan circles - midwifery, doulas, and birth work. Is Midwifery witchcraft? Why are … Continue reading Episode 34 – Witches, Midwives, and Doulas
Hello witches, seekers, and friends! I'm crawling up out of my summer hiatus with a new episode about the overlap between witches and pagans, and midwives, doulas, and parents who choose to use their services. As I've mentioned before on the show, I took a doula certification course years ago and for a short time … Continue reading Hey Witches, Midwives, and Doulas!
Despite being a 1 woman podcast, I relish in being able to share the voices of other women, femmes, and non-binary witches and activists. Interviewing these incredible people has changed my perspective, allowed me to learn whole new ways to practice and love magic, and allowed me to do some healing of my own. I … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day 2018!
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism.” Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Witches, Sluts, Feminists by Kristen J. Solée
I can still remember when I started thinking Oprah was my arch nemesis. It was a warm and sunny afternoon, absolutely gorgeous. I'd been running around outside like the active, but chubby, 7 year old I was. It was 5 years after Oprah had wheeled that giant glob of literal waste out onto the stage, … Continue reading Oprah: The fatphobic demon of my childhood
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! In this issue of Brainscan, Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution) discusses the individualized witchcraft practice she's pieced together over the past decade. While documenting her journey, she looks at a variety of other witchcraft traditions, why they didn't fully work for her, and why secular witchcraft is just as valid as any other form. She also gives plenty … Continue reading Book (Zine!) Review of Shadows: Brainscan #33 by Alex Wrekk
If you haven't been following American or Canadian news lately, you might have missed the terrifying mainstreaming of nazism and hatred that's occurring in the US right now. Though racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and general hatred has always existed in very scary ways in the US, for the first time in my life those … Continue reading Flight of the Night Witches – Anti-Nazi Mass Action
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! Today I'm interviewing Andi Grace, regular contributor at Little Red Tarot and curator of We Believe You: Femmes Surviving Toxic Masculinity, a multi-media zine featuring stories, essays and works of art from femmes and women living in a patriarchal society. We also … Continue reading Interview with Andi Grace
Listen to A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special on Podbean! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Tonight is Halloween, AKA the greatest day ever! In this very special and spooky episode of the podcast I'm talking about some of the super fun myths and legends associated with the Halloweeniest version of the witch! I cover why brooms fly, green … Continue reading A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!
The Halloween Witch is unlike any other - in the first place she's kind of not real. I'm not here to tell you to start painting your skin green or growing warts to emulate her, but underneath all of the fairy tales and Halloween costumes lies real magic - movie or otherwise. Let's continue our … Continue reading Eye of Newt, Flying Ointments, Nose Twitches, & Frog Princes: Part 2