Episode 61 – Interview with Kathleen Borealis

Hello again witches, seekers, and friends, and welcome to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving.

2019 was the year many of us had to start asking ourselves – “are healing crystals the new blood diamonds?” and honestly? The answer is both confusing and icky. The truth is many mines that produce our loving rose quartz and calming amethyst are anything but! Do our crystals carry the stain of exploitation and environmental destruction? And more importantly, the fuck do we do now?

This very special interview with pagan geologist Kathleen Borealis is sponsored by the cannawitches of Green Moon Apothecary! If you listen all the way to the end of today’s episode you’ll get a coupon code so you can save 10% off your first order from greenmoon.ca – which is perfect because the YULE BOX is only available for order until December 11th!

Visit Kathleen and see more of her volcanic adventures on http://katborealis.com/!

The articles mentioned during this episode are Are Crystals the New Blood Diamonds? and Dark Crystals: The Brutal Reality Behind a Booming Wellness Craze from The Guardian, and Do You Know Where Your Healing Crystals Come From? from the New Republic.

Tomorrow is the feast of Saint Nicholas which makes tonight the night of his dark counterpart – WELCOME TO KRAMPUSNACHT, WITCHES!

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As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0)

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