TST NYC hosted the first in our new Lecture Series on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at Brooklyn’s excellent Catland Books. Proceeds from this event went to the legal support fund for TST’s Religious Reproductive Rights campaign.
Witch Feminism, a Brief History – Kristen Sollée
Kristen J. Sollée is a lecturer at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist arts and culture website. Her first book, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive was called a “Must Read” by BUST and described in The Guardian as “a whirlwind history of the witch in America and her shared history with sexually liberated women and radical liberationary politics.”
In this illustrated lecture, Kristen J. Sollée traces the history of “witch feminism” from Early Modern Europe to the present. With an eye specifically on female sexuality, she will delve into the links between witches, midwifery, and reproductive rights; the transformation of witch hunting into slut shaming; and the role of the witch in feminist activism and politics over the past century. With art, literature, film and popular culture as a backdrop, this talk will peel back layers of misinformation and misogyny to chart the witch’s development from diabolical sorceress to symbol of sexual and intellectual liberation.