I've been thinking about how to write this blog post for a while. In the fall of 2020, I began my studies in Indigenous Wellness & Addiction Prevention. In one of my courses, we needed to share what we believe in. I felt for about five years that I lost my connection with religion. As I was trying to find what I believed in, which is nature and feminism, I found myself curious about wicca and witches. My journey started with a spiritual awakening then my thirst for knowledge. As a young woman, I was punished by my LM household for exploring my curiosity (i.e. berated for thinking I was gay). I was also punished by my stepmother for hanging out at a coffee house that housed a shared library with the possibility that a school teach saw a book about witches and/or hearsay that there was witchcraft or Satan worshipping (which was fully false). I spent years trying to prove myself and the patrons of Brazil Coffee House as good people to my LM household.
I was persecuted by my own "family" for being a powerful girl. I spoke the truth. I stood up to my LM household and was banished - - - I had no home. Nowhere safe to belong.
Lately, I have been building my library and luckily I have been finding some wonderful titles and even more thrilling for myself is that I am pairing some of audible books with the physical copy of the book. Last week, I went to a thrift store with intention to find witch books... I found four witch books. I feel that manifested this wish and I was rewarded. My current pairing is The Witch's Book of Self-Care by Arin Hiscock-Murphy. I've been struggling with reading to myself for several years, I blogged about this in 2021, having audible with a copy of the book is just like read along books from my childhood.
I identify with being witch because I have a connection with nature, I believe that women should fix each other's crowns & empower one another, and I believe in the magic of healing. I identify as a solitary witch and/or a lunar witch.