Meet The Mexican Witch Fighting for POC and LGBTQ Visibility

by Yvette Montoya

To the many practicing brujas out there, “brujeria” is a way to heal intergenerational traumas in both themselves and in their communities. It’s a re-connection to many of the esoteric practices that were nearly erased by colonization and a reclaiming of the traditions that have been deemed “bad” or “evil” by Western Anglo society. Today “brujeria” has become an umbrella term that describes a wide variety of applied practices and belief systems that are a far cry from the strange representations we see in theaters and the demonic superstitions your Abuela warned you about. The sudden rise in the popularity...

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