We got to go to a wedding where for the first time ever I was fully recognized as my true self. I was so nervous but I finally did it and wore a dress in public! More photos to come
When Jinkx Monsoon won the drag competition and was given their sceptor - they (half jokingly) said "I claim this for the mother of witches, Hecate".
Jinkx has been open about their practice and will often pepper in some wicca related info for her following who may not otherwise know anything a out these concepts.
When they won the same competition 10 years ago, they were asked where they saw themselves in 10 years.
Jinkx said they would like to be on Broadway. This year she made her Broadway debut to sold out crowds.
Just shouting out because they have demonstrated what I consider ro be knack for manifestation magic and using her platform to expose folks to some witchiness.
Some things a Dad needs help with, and when I saw this sub, I knew I found the perfect place to ask for advice. To set the scene, my wife and I have two kids, four cats, and a perfect home on a cul de sac just a few houses away from a park. My son is 13. I'm a retired scientist and disabled periodically with epilepsy. My wife has 2 degrees as well, though I tease her about the lack of math, and she teases me back with not being able to balance my checkbook. This is just about as ideal a childhood as a man can provide.
Anyway, my daughter and I listen to Audiobooks almost every night. She is very petite for her age, often getting mistaken for a third grader. She's also very smart and is usually carrying around books as big as she is. Witches, you ladies need to make some pocket size spellbound. So we're listening to Battlemage Farmer. It doesn't sound like a little witch book, but one of the 2 MCs is a witch and the story is about growing wheat to prevent the apocalypse. According to her it is now her favorite book series. As I'm about to take her to her room she turned her back on me in a very womanly way and started to cry. Sitting properly, legs crossed, at the other side of the couch and facing away she began to tell me about how she will never be treated like an equal, how her size affects her, and how the world was set up against women. She is a very smart girl and not only used the term patriarchal [I'm very proud of her grammar] but had a well reasoned argument. She's not wrong either.
That's the issue! I agree. We don't do organized religion. She loves witchcraft and Alchemy and biology and chemistry. Those are things I can get behind. Though I may not believe in the spiritual aspect of things like Tarot, I don't doubt their ability to focus the mind (or unfocus it, as may be) to answer questions through free association. I completely support her with all the books, scrolls, vials, and herbs she asks for.
I don't know how to address the patriarchy though. I don't know what to tell her about not being noticed. Is this a self-confidence issue? An existential crisis? Coming to grips with the inherent unfairness of the world? My daughter could use some advice from her fellow witches. Thanks so much.
Edit: I am only here for this post and a follow up if you like. I won't linger, though, as this is a place for you, and I get that. Just this and I'll go, ok mods?
Edit 2: It's coming up on 24 hours, and I will be taking my leave. I really can't thank you all enough. While we didn't talk last night (she isn't ready to talk about it again yet,) I have the wisdom of women she admires and promise to put that to good use. As my daughter would say, "Blessed Be."
Coven Only Skirt wearer's of all types. When using the restroom do you flip your skirt up or pull it down?
Selfie for attention. This is my favorite new dress!