Join us as we share and explore dozens of examples of religious stories, legends and lore which show our queerness, as we understand it today, to be a mark of the gods, an aspect of the divine, and representative of our nature as "walkers between the worlds”.
We will also be discussing how and why we honor the Beloved Queer & Transgender Dead, those whose stories must be told, those who have no one to honor them, to remember them, to hold them in the high esteem in which they deserve.
Why "Queering the Divine"?
Many of the most popular systems of witchcraft rely on duality, dichotomy, polarization; on everything being fundamental, rigid opposites:
good/evil, black/white, male/female.
But in this forum we will explore how we exist between, outside and in spite of these dichotomies and how that influences our practice. We stand in defiance of such definition as we express our autonomy, our agency, our divinity.
And our stories need to be celebrated, but even moreso - they need to be told.
Dakota is one of Brooklyn’s premier witches, diviners and spiritual workers. They are a reader, educator and co-owner at Catland Books in Brooklyn, NY & the founder of Black Hand Conjure. They have enjoyed international recognition for events like Hex Trump & Hex Brett Kavanaugh, and their work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Huffington Post, VICE, Broadly, Bitch Media, Buzzfeed, TIME, Newsweek and MTV.