I understand the feelings of fear and frustration that many of you all feel.
The world as we know it is in for a rude awakening.
I have spent many months preparing for this very verdict.
Though I was not at all surprised by Trump's victory, I can't help but still feel saddened by the outcome.
As a woman of color, I feel unsafe. As a witch, I feel unsafe. As a reproductive justice activist, I feel especially unsafe. As a daughter of an immigrant, I question the safety of my family members.
I am sure this feeling resonates with many of you.
Many people think that being a witch is just about burning incense, lighting candles and hoping for the best.
As a matter of fact, many people did these very things on election night yet the outcome was STILL THE SAME.
Because the work STARTS with lighting a candle. It doesn’t end there.
Half Assed Magic Will Get You NOWHERE.
Witchcraft is about taking RADICAL ACTION and responsibility for your livelihood and survival.
Witchcraft involves seeking knowledge and forming strategies.
Witchcraft involves PREPARING for the worst outcome while PRAYING for the best [outcome].
Many of us are now having to go back to the drawing board.
Many of us are analyzing the ways in which our loved ones will be impacted in the next few years.
I still believe that with every challenge brings an opportunity.
Despite this, I’m not here to coddle anyone with fairytales.
We all know that the shift will be turbulent.
This is life.
Freedom comes at a high price - it always has.
The fight for freedom may never end but at least we will all see what we are truly made of.
So how will you move forward?
Will you wallow in grief and despair - bitchin’ your way into an early psychological, emotional (and perhaps even physical) “grave”.
Or will you take agency over your life?
It’s your choice.
Cast your vote.
Either bitch about your life or be a TRUE WITCH and do something.