I heal, and I work with plants. At a different time in a different place that would have made me a witch.
Then the burning happened and women who were intuitive, women who knew how to heal, women who desired sovereignty, had to stay in the dark.
They meet in secret, they began being seen with suspicion and fear (do you know one town in Germany killed every women except one?! They also killed many men for trying to protect their women.)
The wise women (witches) had to lead a pretend life, a life that was expected of them, not a life their wild soul called for..
Today I call myself a witch knowing it may make people uncomfortable.
I choose to do this for all the women who came before me and for all the women who still live in unsafe places in the world.
Because I have more freedom and safety today than women have had for thousands of years, I will own the word witch, I will practice the responsibility I have with the privilege I receive.
I will practice my magick and I will help heal this earth, and I will do it with all the feminine power, beauty and grace I can muster.