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Today we’re talking about how much imposter syndrome sucks, and discuss the ways in which gatekeeping lends itself to, and is maybe also fueled by, imposter syndrome. We also dive down a Google search rabbit hole to talk about the image of the witch and how it’s harmful to actual practitioners (but not in the way you think – we love those crone hag pictures here!), plus toss in some rants about neurodivergency and spoon theory, the pros and cons to social media, and Aradia even gets to break out her bodywork knowledge to talk about the nervous system and why it’s OKAY if you have to take breaks from your craft. Buckle up, witches; we go for a ride in this episode.

Also: congratulations Taylor for winning the Lucky 13 Giveaway!

Show Notes

Steffen on TikTok

Spoon Theory for chronic illness

Spell Slot Theory for chronic illness

Further reading about the sympathetic nervous system: Understanding The Stress Response

Time Stamps

00:00:28 Intro
00:00:47 Chat
00:02:25 Giveaway Winner!
00:03:20 Imposter Syndrome sucks & no one is safe
00:06:14 Racism & Gatekeeping
00:08:15 Liz’s Theory of Gatekeeping
00:09:22 You gotta have fun with it
00:11:23 Social media is a double edged sword
00:16:02 The “Witch” Aesthetic & its benefits in magick
00:18:50 The “Witch” Aesthetic & how it erases identities
00:20:56 You’re a witch because you SAY you are
00:22:08 When real life gets in the way (and an errant anatomy lesson from
00:26:28 Neurodivergent Witch Hacks (and an errant Ayurvedic lesson from
00:30:10 Liz stumbles upon automatic writing
00:32:30 Our personal advice for dealing with Imposter Syndrome
00:36:43 You’re not alone and your brain is a dirty liar
00:38:07 Closing Time

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