Becoming Dangerous, Edited by Katie West and Jasmine Elliott


“A fierce and voluble refutation of the patriarchy and its soul-crushing oppression of female power. These writers make clear that as witches, femmes, and queers, they will use their own strength, ingenious rituals, beauty routines, and spells to rise above and beyond the limits of racism/classism and objectifications set by a male-dominated society. While bound by a thread of magic, these are inspiring feminist writings for readers of feminist literature, however identified.”Library Journal

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These twenty-one essays examine ritual, magic, and intention in the lives of 21 queer people across the globe, and they’re STELLAR. Becoming Dangerous is by turns hilarious, revelatory, and frequently shocking — these writers cover topics like:

-Snail goo and donkey milk
-Stress-induced diahrrea
-Scottish warrior queens
-Mind-blowing sex with a 10-inch long, 4-inch circumference Frankencock(!!)

… so fair warning, this might not be a book for the faint of heart. However, if you’re brave enough to read on (and you should), you’ll find humans making sense of themselves and carving out a place in this harsh world. To get personal, I found myself relating to a lot of these essays, and this collection led to me discovering communities of similar-minded people that I never knew existed: this book has actually changed my life. <3 Terry

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.

Becoming Dangerous, Edited by Katie West and Jasmine Elliott
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