Whether it's the Halliwell Sisters, Stevie Nicks, Hecate, or
Melissa Joan Hart's take on Sabrina, feminine power and the archetype of the witch have always been synonymous. Kristen Korvette, a Brooklyn-based writer and founder of the feminist blog Slutist, sets out to celebrate the relationship between femininity and the craft with this month's Legacy of the Witch Festival at Saint Vitus.
Photo by Suzanne Abramson Karyn Crisis of Gospel of the Witches
Founded in 2013, Slutist evolved from Korvette's desire to cultivate a sex-positive space for discourse online. "I started Slutist as a place to publish writing about music, art, pop culture, and politics through a feminist lens," Korvette explains. "It started out with my writing and then it really took on a life of its own. Dozens of women from New York and around the country got involved and it became a more communal effort." Since its inception, Slutist has featured op-eds, interviews, and round-ups by feminists of all stripes that push past the boundaries of respectability politics and stereotypes while applauding what the mainstream might consider forbidden or taboo.More »