Some of my favourite witchy YouTube videos – part 6

For this month’s favourite WitchTube list, I chose to focus on activism and social justice. These 7 videos include information about decolonising knowledge, queering wicca, the magick of masks, spells for Black Lives Matter and reproductive rights, and tips for queer books and decks as well as a black history oracle. Enjoy!

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Some of my favourite witchy YouTube videos – part II

Bored? Tired? Try some witchery! Here are 6 YouTube videos about witchy stuff that I think are interesting to check out. The videos delve into the anti-capitalist ideas behind May Day, tarot card decks that fit for each star sign, names for the full moons, music as a form of magic, where to find witchy vintage images online, and pop culture pantheons. Enjoy!

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DIY: how I record my songs at home

There are so many ways to home-record your own music, from building a mini-studio to simply using your phone to record yourself playing live. In this blogpost I’ll explain how I recorded the 2 EPs/albums of my solo project Lost Luna: “Shadow play” and “Wish upon a star“. I’ll talk about my own experience, using the materials I already owned. It’s not a manual for how music “should be recorded”, or how others do that, and it’s far from professional but it’s good enough for me to create the songs I want to make.

 

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Protest posters

Here are a few activist posters that I made a while ago:

Kinderfeest: download pdf

“Sinterklaas” is approaching and so it’s good to be armed against all the racist arguments to keep the traditional “Black Pete” or “Zwarte Piet” character as part of this children’s party (celebrated in Belgium, the Netherlands and part of Germany). This poster is an attempt to explain (a part of) its problem and to give a possible awesome alternative: Queen Nikkolah. This poster was first made for and printed in a zine about the issue of Zwarte Piet by Sister Ray Zines. Find more info here.

Solidarity with Mawda: download pdf

Mawda was a refugee toddler whose parents fled to Belgium. While the family was trying to find a safe home, she was killed by a police officer who shot at the van they were hiding in. Follow the case and campaign to bring justice to Mawda here.

My body my choice:

This poster was made for an exhibition organised by Chocs et Ennui on March 8th 2019. The design was created by me but the silkscreen print was done by Chocs et Ennui. It’s available as a postcard but not yet as a pdf.

(Please credit me and let me know if you intend to use any of these images other than for personal use, sharing online, or as *legal* street-art -> I’d love to see photos though if that’s possible. 🙂 If you are a white organisation or publication that receives funding and/or has paid employees, ask me first.)

I’m currently working on a poster about the advantages of face masks and will add that when it’s finished (might take a while).

MORE POSTERS

Find more activist posters online to download and print:

International Zine Month 2021 – zine distros

During International Zine Month, we are encouraged to learn about and order zines from zine distros*. Stolen Sharpie Revolution invented three prompts to participate in throughout the month including one today:

  • on July 7th: “educate yourself about zine distros”
  • on July 19th: “zine distro appreciation day”
  • on July 23rd: “check out a zine distro you’ve never ordered from before”

*A distro is a DIY distribution project. They distribute zines (and/or music, patches, postcards, buttons, etc) made by other people so these DIY creations can reach a different or larger audience. Isn’t that great? Some distros sell their stuff at events (zine fests, punk shows, etc), a lot of them have an online shop, and some even a brick-and-mortar store!

I love these prompts – new zines! new zines! – and in the past years I have used them as an excuse to buy zines from American zine distros. The postage to Europe is so expensive and usually doubles the price, so I could’t do this often, but I allowed myself some luxury during International Zine Month. Now that the EU has introduced expensive and annoying VAT to pay on incoming mail from non-EU webshops I’m trying to focus my zine orders and trades inside the EU for a while (until I figure out how to avoid these fees…) but luckily there are zine distros everywhere, including in the EU.

There exist a lot of amazing zine distros and there might be some nearby where you live too. Here is a list of zine distros that I’ve heard of and that I encourage you to check out:
(If there are any distros that I didn’t include in the list, please mention them in the comments!)

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