Title: Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
Authors: Katie West (Editor), Jasmine Elliot (Editor), Kristen J. Sollée (Foreword), Avery Edison, Cate Meredith, Catherine Hernandez, Deb Chachra, Gabriela Herstik, J.A. Micheline, Katelan Foisy, Kim Boekbinder, Larissa Pham, Laura Mandanas, Leigh Alexander, Maranda Elizabeth, Marguerite Bennett, Meredith Yayanos, merritt k, Mey Rude, Nora Khan, Sam Maggs, Sara David, Sim Bajwa, Sophie Saint Thomas
Publication date: 2018
Date started: 05/11/2020
Date finished: 30/12/2020
First sentence: “What does it mean to resist? When ‘resist’ is the slogan of a multibillion-dollar political machine. When #resist is a viral meme. When ‘resist’ is printed on shirts and hats and stickers you get for joining the right email list, and resistance has been co-opted by the very systems you’re trying to resist?”
Last sentence: “I am laughing as I write this, like I haven’t done since I was small.”
Best sentence: “Gather what you need. Care for those around you. Light a candle. Punch a nazi.”
Summary (spoilers): Twenty-one essays written by witches of different backgrounds: disabled, immigrant or children of immigrant, queer, non binary or trans, exploring old Scottish castles or video game dungeons. They talk about their craft, about their childhoods, about their rituals, their therapist appointments and their relation to their culture and to nature.
Opinion: This book was really amazing! I loved the very diverse range of authors and the various way they explored what witchcraft meant to them. I gathered a lot of great ideas and quotes from this.
What a great topic for an anthology! I am as mundane as it gets but I’m intrigued by this collection