Happy full moon and winter solstice! We’ve reached the end of another year, and boy are we ready to move on! So long, 2018!
Please enjoy this reflective episode as we look back on Season 2 and the witches who inspired us to get through this rather challenging year. (Apologies for Katie’s mic issues!)
Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Littledrum.
Listen to hear our answers to the following questions:
- Inspired you to learn something new or to improve your craft?
- Helped you to see other people in a new light or to better understand your own position in society (and/or take social action)?
- Changed the way you think of your body or the human body in general?
- Taught you something about the natural world or encouraged you to heal and/or connect with your environment?
- Encouraged you to create art or foster a spiritual practice?
- Made you laugh?
“What was your favorite/ most magical moment from doing the podcast?”
“Which witch wins the ‘Witch of the Year’ Award?”
You can find all of our previous episodes here.
If you enjoy listening to the podcast, please fill out this short (5 min) survey and let us know how we can improve things for Season 3! Thanks, witches! See you in 2019!
happy harvest moon, witches! and happy fall equinox!
this month we’re discussing the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace. content warning for discussions of sexual assault (+ a brief mention of louis c.k.) and eating disorders.
our theme song is “moon and spruce” by sarah littledrum.
here’s a listening guide for the episode. (for a description of our segments, go here.)
introduction (0:00 – 2:01)
which craft? (2:08 – 27:16)
- what is poetry? and who can write it?
- organization and structure; repetition
- fire imagery
- poetry as visual art: lowercase text, font color/ size, white space, etc.
- poetry as an open text; allusions to other works of literature and pop culture
works we reference:
secret feminist agenda episode 2.16: poetry is cool
rupi kaur: the inevitable backlash against instagram’s favorite poet
the comedy-destroying, soul-affirming art of hannah gadsby
“are you a good witch or a bad witch?” (27:20 – 37:15)
- making space for all women
- fallacy of “not all men” and “boys will be boys”
- the “not like all the other girls” trope
“not like other girls” trope
“bald heads and queer noses” (37:17 – 49:45)
- textual bodies: writing through trauma, women as more than textual objects, reclaiming our voices and stories
- bleeding poetry
- eating disorders and body image
secret feminist agenda episode 2.18: fat liberation
“eat” by zion t.
male authors writing female characters
“round about the cauldron go” (49:49 – 1:08:05)
- what we can learn from trees
- self-love potions
- the importance of breath and clean air
- symbolism of fire
the lavender menace
lunar ritual: parsley moon (1:08:08 – 1:11:41)
final thoughts (1:11:45 – 1:14:05)
next month we’ll be discussing shadow of night (book 2 in the all souls trilogy) by deborah harkness. you can listen to our episode about a discovery of witches (book 1) here.