I am very much struggling to get work done lately. My computer is dying, I’m struggling to afford hosting, I’ve had a headache for 3 weeks preventing me from getting good readings with cards, I keep losing my voice after a small amount of recording, and I can’t keep up with the work I’ve taken … Continue reading My Apologies
I'm the kind of person that likes to have goal to work towards (lol capricorn) and actually I just lied I like to have like 8000 goals to work toward at once because I'm a glutton for punishment. Some of these goals are things I consciously choose, like this year's goal of finding advertisers for … Continue reading Authenticity
I am such a huge fan of John Oliver and his show Last Week Tonight, but his newest segment on "psychics" caused me to let out the most Tina Belcher of groans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhMGcp9xIhY For those who aren't familiar with John, most of us first met him on The Daily Show as a hilarious correspondent. He … Continue reading For fuck’s sake, John Oliver
Hotei, also known as Laughing Buddha is a Buddhist deity of happiness and luck Today I started a new dosage of anti-depressant medication. It's been hard finding a pill and dosage that are right for me, and it's caused me a lot of stress. So I decided this time to give my new prescription a … Continue reading Sit for a Spell! Charge Your Meds
This fall a brand new witchy tv series was birthed into our world: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Though it features the same characters as the 90s tv series and the 1960s comics, this Sabrina is based on a much darker and spookier version of Greendale. I actually reviewed the first few issues of the … Continue reading Everything I Loved and Hated About The Chilling Adventures of #Sabrina
Every October we're inundated with images of the stereotypical HALLOWEEN WITCH- pointy black hat, green skin, riding a broom, the works. Many witches embrace this caricature as a sister witch, and others think she's offensive, frightening, and garish. That's why every October I pick a facet of popular witchcraft and examine its effect on our … Continue reading #HowRealWitchesDo: Witchcraft Without a Filter (Updated!)
Hello again witches, seekers, and friends and thanks for tuning in to episode 35 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving and wand waving! Today's episode is all about everyone's not-so-favourite emotion - ANGER. Where it comes from, why we get angry, and why you shouldn't just … Continue reading Episode 35 – The Magick of Anger
This week the internet BLEW UP when news got out that make-up brand Sephora would be selling "Starter Witch Kits" made by a perfume company called Pinrose. The kit would have included the Tarot deck pictured here, a bundle of white sage, a piece of rose quartz, and a set of sample perfumes from their … Continue reading Shop Like a Witch: Starter Witches
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 again witches, seekers and friends, and thanks for tning in to episode 33 of the fat feminist witch podcast, the show where I do a little ranting raving and wand waving. I am your host, Paige the fat feminist witch, broadcasting from not so sunny southerwestern ontario, and today we are talking about FATPHOBIA! … Continue reading Podcast Episode 33: FATPHOBIA!
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!
Oh ho ho, it's that time again witches! Time to give a good hard look at ourselves, and at a little controversy. A lil' background on today's Witch n' Bitch: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman is the Book Club of Shadows pick for the month in my private group for Patreon patrons … Continue reading #WitchnBitch Topic: Witch, Ya Basic!
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
I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that my favourite song in the history of songs is "I Put a Spell on You". I am fortunate to live in a reality where I can't even remember the first time I heard the song, it was just always there. Every halloween every version available … Continue reading One Witch’s Opinion: Every single version of “I Put a Spell on You” is the best song ever
/5! Heralded as one of the greatest figures in the history of modern witchcraft, Doreen Valiente made an unparalleled contribution to contemporary spiritual practice. This book tells her fascinating story, from her earliest encounters with the Craft to her work with Gerald Gardner and her emergence as one of the foremost thinkers in the revival … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Doreen Valiente, Witch by Philip Heselton
On New Year's Eve I released an episode about ableism in the new age and spiritual community and my own struggles with mental illness and ableism. Listen to it here - Episode 16: Goodbye, 2016! Hello, Understanding! Afterwards I received tons of emails and messages of support, and since then a few people have asked … Continue reading Hello, Understanding!: Update
Throughout the previous year I covered all sorts of topics on the podcast and blog from pagan business, to dismantling the triple goddess, magic rocks and movie reviews. Even though I rarely struggled to stay on topic or connect seemingly unrelated things, I was kind of flying blind the whole time and just hoping y'all … Continue reading What would you like to see from The Fat Feminist Witch in 2017?
Thank you for tuning in to this special New Year's Eve episode of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where I do a little ranting, raving and wand-waving. Today I'm waving my wand in a disapproving tone at ableism in the metaphysical community, and 2016 in general. I talk about "chronic positivity" and it's … Continue reading Episode 16: Goodbye, 2016! Hello, Understanding!
November 11, 2015 I posted my first ever podcast episode online! What a stressful, enlightening, empowering, and downright weird year it's been. I'm super psyched to no longer be recording and editing my episodes in the "voice memos" app on my phone and to share my voice and feelings with other voices and feelings all … Continue reading We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
I made this to match my Queen of Sheba Conjure Oil from Beaux Magique for manifesting some badass wealth and success! Just print out the label on the short edge of a regular piece of paper 🙂 The sigils you see are from http://sigilathenaeum.tumblr.com/ and The Queen is the incomparable Pam Grier in the role … Continue reading Free 7 Day Candle Label
It might not have been immediately obvious to you (and that's ok!) that I basically disappeared after Lughnasadh, but I'm back online! I know just bailing out and shutting down isn't a great way to handle stress, but my flight or fight response has always been firmly planted at "flight" and I do what I … Continue reading Back in Black (Clothes)!
I am now conducting all of my crowdfunding to support the podcast through Patreon! Though I love Podbean as a host, I felt like I wasn't reaching as many internet witches as possible with their crowdfunding service. Patreon is not only a trusted crowdfunder, but they're geared towards people who want to support other artists … Continue reading New Crowdfunding through Patreon!
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model. In a woman's lifetime, she will go through several different cycles of … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Jailbreaking the Goddess by Lasara Firefox Allen
Thank you everyone who's like the facebook page, listened to the podcast, read the blog, tweeted and messaged me, or just joined me on this witchy journey! You're all amazing!
You might have noticed that this entry is a little bit late. The day I had planned to be my very tactile day ended up... well not. I kept seeing things I'd normally like to touch but just felt stressed and cranky. I ended up keeping my hands to myself almost all day. At night … Continue reading Psychic Sensory Challenge, Day 3: Touching Day
Today is day 2 of my psychic sensory challenge, inspired by Ellen Dugan’s The Natural Psychic, and this was a tough one. This is the day when I’m supposed to focus on the sounds of the world around me (especially the natural world) and see how different it feels not to drown noise. Confused? Go … Continue reading Psychic Sensory Challenge, Day 2: Hearing Day
As a highly visual person I'm consistently shocked that my own psychicness doesn't really come to me visually. It's almost sort of irritating because that seems like it would be so much easier. So I was psyched to flex my psychic eyeballs today. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Check out my intro to … Continue reading Psychic Sensory Challenge, Day 1: Seeing Day
Who's ready for a fun new challenge?! I am! I recently read Ellen Dugan's The Natural Psychic, which is all about different psychic abilities and experiences, how they work or feel and how to work with them. It was super interesting! I went into it fairly sure of which of these abilities I have, and … Continue reading Four Day Psychic Sensory Challenge!
Hello again, and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch podcast. Today I'm talking about motherhood and it's position as some sort of archaic status symbol for women within paganism and I fully attack the Triple Goddess paradigm and talk about how it's doing just as much harm as it is good. I … Continue reading Episode 12 – Not Every Goddess Has a Sacred Womb
It’s no secret that twilight is the most magical time of day. The sky is a beautiful gradient of light blues, deep pinks and oranges and finally a dusky purple, just creeping over the trees – or in my neighbourhood, houses. If you’re as lucky as I am all of the lilacs in your neighborhood … Continue reading The Magic of a Twilight Bike Ride
Some of you might have noticed on my Book Review of Shadows posts that there is a little disclaimer noting that the post contains affiliate links, these little links bring you to the amazon page for the book I'm talking about and if you were to buy it I would get a tiny kick back. … Continue reading Some Changes Coming to The Blog and Podcast
Saturday, March 12; Wear Green. Love is in the air, don't speak too soon. — Laurie Cabot (@LaurieCabot) March 11, 2016 Well, I did it. For 7 days I followed the advice of Laurie Cabot, the official witch of Salem Massachusetts, and sported the right colours, did the right magic and held back when I … Continue reading Life According to Laurie Cabot’s Twitter Account, Final Day
Friday, March 11; Wear Orange. Write a snail mail letter to someone special. — Laurie Cabot (@LaurieCabot) March 10, 2016 Unfortunately, I used up my only orange outfit for an earlier challenge, so today I got a little creative and picked out orange accessories and stones to carry around. I even tried orange eye shadow... … Continue reading Life According to Laurie Cabot’s Twitter Account, Day 6