Becoming Dangerous (Paperback)

Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

By Katie West (Editor), Jasmine Elliott (Editor), Kristen J. Sollée (Foreword by)

Weiser Books, 9781578636709, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

The difference between the witch and the layperson is that witches already know they are powerful. The layperson may only suspect.

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. What they have in common is that they’ve created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, 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.



About the Author

Katie West lives in Scotland and is the owner of Fiction & Feeling publishing company.



Jasmine Elliott is a freelance editor and writer. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Windsor. She is a lapsed tarot reader and perpetually annoyed queer person currently based in Toronto. You can read her reviews of young adult literature at dictura.com.



Kristen J. Sollée is the author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists.


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

"This isn't a book on how to become a witch. Rather, it's a book about what it means to be a witch, written by women and femmes for whom the word "witch" is as much a part of their identity as their skin, their sexuality, and their gender. Ultimately, though, this is a book about magic, real, operant magic, the kind which changes reality. It's a book about where that magic comes from, and how queer women and femmes, women of color, and trans women have used it since the dawn of humanity to survive in a world which would just as soon have them enslaved or dead." --Misha Magdalene, Patheos
— Misha Magdalene

"Whether harnessing the power of nature, tarot, crystals and candles or selfies, make up, video games and sex toys, these rebels, sluts, femmes, and witches heal from trauma, challenge institutional racism, dismantle misogyny, and create community. Replete with prose that is at turns revealing, relatable, and bitingly funny, this book lays the groundwork for summoning your own salvation on your own terms." --Kristen J. Sollée, author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

— Kristen J. Sollée