Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

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Author/Editor: West, Katie (Editor), Elliott, Jasmine (Editor), Sollee, Kristen J (Foreword by)
Publisher: Weiser Books
Date: 2019
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

At the crossroads of #MeToo, #HexthePatriarchy, and the increasingly vocal feminist and LGBTQ+ movements comes a highly readable and moving collection of writings.

The difference between the witch and the layperson is that a witch already knows they are powerful. The layperson may only suspect. Becoming Dangerous is a collection of deeply personal essays by marginalized people operating at the intersection of feminism, witchcraft, and resistance about summoning power and becoming fearsome in a world that would prefer them to be afraid.

Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. They share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.


  • Content Warning
  • Unfuckable--Cara Ellison
  • Trash-Magic: Signs & Rituals for the Unwanted--Maranda Elizabeth
  • Uncensoring My Ugliness--Laura Mandanas
  • Femme as in Fuck You: Fucking with the Patriarchy One Lipstick Application at a Time--Catherine Hernandez
  • Before I Was a Woman, I Was a Witch--Avery Edison
  • Undressing My Heart--Gabriela Herstik
  • Garden--Marguerite Bennett
  • Reddit, Retin-A, and Resistance: An Alchemist's Guide to Skincare--Sam Maggs
  • The Future is Coming for You--Deb Chachra
  • My Witch's Sabbath of Short Skirts, Long Kisses, and BDSM--Mey Rude
  • Buzzcut Season--Larissa Pham
  • The Harpy--Meredith Yayanos
  • Fingertips--merritt
  • Red Glitter--Sophie Saint Thomas
  • Touching Pennies, Painting Nails--Sim Bajwa
  • Ritual in Darkness--Kim Boekbinder
  • Gayuma--Sara David
  • Pushing Beauty Up Through the Cracks--Katelan Foisy
  • Ritualising My Humanity--J. A. Micheline
  • Simulating Control--Nora Khan
  • I Am, Myself, a Body of Water--Leigh Alexander