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🌎 Cultural Appropriation in the Witchcraft Community 🔮🧹

🌎 Cultural Appropriation in the Witchcraft Community 🔮🧹

December 31, 2019

Trigger Warning: Racism and Violence

This podcast episode was requested back when we did our "Hoodwitch’s Smashbox Collection, Kat von D’s Tarot Debacle, and Instawitch Kits!" where we also discussed the proposed Sephora Starter Witch Kit (that was never released), and so, after much worrying over perfection, it's finally here! This is a solo episode from Charlene/Nathara since she's the one that's been hip-deep in the topic of cultural appropriation for the last decade or so. We're going to talk about the foundations of modern witchcraft, the use of sage and smuding, Burning Man festivals, and so much more! 

And here are some resources just for you:

"What is Cultural Appropriation?" - Origin of Everything
https://youtu.be/VQgF1f557YY

What to Wear (and What NOT to Wear) at Burning Man - Dustmight Camp
http://dustmight.camp/what-to-wear-and-what-not-to-wear-at-burning-man/

"Language Has Power: On Smudging and Appropriation" - Asali
https://www.asaliearthwork.com/blog/2016/2/21/on-smudging-and-appropriation

"Indigenous People Want Brands to Stop Selling Sage and Smudge Kits" - Huffington Post (includes interviews with Indigenous peoples)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/indigenous-people-sage-and-smudge-kits_ca_5cd579e0e4b07bc729786e25

"Black Magic: Hoodoo Witches Speak Out on the Appropriation of Their Craft" - Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qkg93m/black-magic-talking-with-hoodoo-witches

"What is Cultural Appropriation Pt 1" - Maggie Haseman
https://www.mumblesandthings.com/blog/cultural-appropriation-1

Additional Crew for this Episode:

Director of Photography - Annette Pederson
Unit Manager - Evelyn Elliott
Location Manager - Jennifer L
Leah Patterson - Best Babe
Persephone's Charm - Set Designer
Stephanie Carrell - Costume Designer
Trinity Lynn - Head Carpenter

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