Samantha Rose, Creatress-in-Chief
The Creatress of Pussy Magic, Samantha is a poet, author, and editor originally from the Bay Area with immense passion for healing self-expression, community, and positively changing the lives of women through holistic healing and honoring our sacred selves: mind, body, and spirit. She is also Contributing Editor for Dirty Paws Mag and Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Rose Quartz Journal. Find more about Sam and her writing on her website.
Ailey O'Toole, Assistant Editor & Contributing Writer
Ailey is a poet, editor, bartender and contributing writer for Pussy Magic. In Gaelic, her name means "ray of light" and she works to practice that in every interaction. She's an empath who is passionate about mental health awareness and self-compassion and acceptance. She dabbles in tarot and hopes to one day write a book of poetry about it. She lives in North Carolina with her dog Clementine. Check out her website aileyotoole.com for more.
Indigo Morrow, Contributing Writer & Event Assistant
Indigo, The "Faerie Skin Healer," is a contributing writer for Pussy Magic. She is also an intuitive empath and healer who enjoys uplifting and encouraging her community of womxn through skincare, conversation, tarot, & sisterhood. She writes poetry in her spare time and is the Creatress of her all-natural skincare line and safe space for divine beings, Ethereal Enchantment.
Jenna Velez, Contributing Writer
Jenna is poet, candle hoarder, psychic empath, and witch from suburban Philadelphia. She is a daughter of many paths including Norse heathenism, Celtic paganism, Hellenismos, espiritismo and brujería, and Southern rootwork. She is born of sea and storm, and is passionate about using witchcraft and words to balance light and dark, beautiful and ugly. She tweets @northernbruja and can be found at jennavelez.weebly.com.
Dani Simone, Monthly Tarot Practitioner
Dani Simone, also known as The Mystic Model, is an Intuitive Tarot Reader, Women’s Empowerment Advocate, and Wellness Event Curator based in Atlanta. She uses Yoni eggs, an ancient, feminine practice, as an additional part of her healing journey which has helped her grow in self-love, heal sexual shame & trauma, and empower her creatively. She is currently studying under Grace Díaz to become a certified Yoni egg coach and share this transformational healing modality with women to awaken to the power of their womb, create the life of their dreams and heal their lives through sacred, sexual energy. Over the past year, she’s had the pleasure of connecting with and assisting some beautiful souls along their journeys. It is an honor to be a part of Pussy Magic and she looks forward to sharing the magical, healing, and enlightening practice of Tarot amongst this community.
Rebecca Kokitus, Contributing Writer
Rebecca Kokitus is a writer and poet currently residing outside Philadelphia. She primarily writes about her connection with nature, her experiences with mental illness, and also on subjects such as trauma, love, sex, spirituality and femininity. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, she has always felt spiritually connected to the Appalachian woodlands, which sparked her interest in magick. She is a crystal collector, tea witch, moon worshipper and flower child who can probably be found picking up every acorn and leaf she finds. In her free time she enjoys reading and writing poetry, spending time in nature, going to concerts, and exploring abandoned places. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @rxbxcca_anna, and you can read more of her writing on her website.
Angela M. Castelli, Music Editor & Host
Music Editor and half of the Totally Buggin’ podcast for Pussy Magic, Angela is also an educator, writer, and pop culture & music enthusiast. She enjoys journaling, concerts, photography, and learning new things whenever possible. Angela resides in sunny Los Angeles where she also hails from and is also half of Hot Thoughts Pod.
Jessica Rene, Writer & Tarot Practitioner
Jessica Rene is a clairvoyant contributing writer & channel for #TarotTuesdays on Pussy Magic's Instagram. Jessica is a Divine Matriarch Super Goddess! No really, in addition to being a stay-at-home mom, she runs The Divine Akasha and is a commissioned artist. She spends her spare time reading about the occult, metaphysical, and catching up on her creative endeavors. Jessica is a California native and hopes to one day live in Oceanside, Oregon.
Effy Winter, Contributing Writer & Love Witch
Contributing Writer and Love Witch for Pussy Magic, Effy is a romantic poet and sex magic practitioner who teaches the art of witchcraft to women around the world. She is exceptionally skilled in blood magic and uses her natural abilities to conjure fiery gods of lust and power in an effort to help women indulge in and embrace their sexuality. When she is not performing ritual or birthing her sickly poetry, Effy can be found worshipping by candlelight, tending to the sallow flowerbeds inside of her ribcage or praying to a vicious god. Find out more at effywinter.com.
Krizia Bruno, Contributing Writer & Social Media Intern
A newly-proclaimed Bruja from Brooklyn, Krizia is a writer whose Dominican heritage runs deep in her everyday life. She spends her day reading fiction novels and about the occult, drawing comics, visiting metaphysical shops, and playing with her Shih-Tzu, Shiloh. Currently, she is working on a prose chapbook, a memoir, and a graphic novel. Krizia is unpacked in Pittsburgh, PA until she graduates from the University of Pittsburgh. You can find Krizia on Twitter @KriziaIsamar and Instagram @TinyBlueBackpack
Leonor de Pourtalès, Contributing Writer
Leonor de Pourtalès is an independent Art Curator, Film programmer, literary Translator and Editor from Oaxaca, currently living in Mexico City. She is a Muxe. Muxes are a two-spirit people that, in Zapotec culture, are considered a “third gender”; they're said to have both sexes, and none at the same time, and are usually associated with community healing, religious service and magic. Leonor is currently working on a large translation Project, an anthology featuring writers from marginalized, mainly indigenous communities in Mexico. You can find Leonor on twitter @leonordelalma.
Tessa Correa, Contributing Writer & Event Assistant
Contributing Writer and Event Assistant for Pussy Magic, Tessa is an artist, and a mystic and cosmic energy channel of wisdom.
She is dedicated to awakening and living Divine Feminine truth and the truth found within us all. Tessa has a great love and passion for animals, the wilderness, crystals, tarot, holistic healing, drawing/painting, and music.
Greta Von Voss, Astrology Poet
Greta Von Voss is a contributing writer and resident astrology poet for Pussy Magic. She is a synesthete who has a passion for painting and embroidery. Born with a veil over her face, Greta loves the beauty of all things spiritual and intuitive. Her current journey is learning the realms of tarot and dream interpretation. Greta currently resides in the Appalachian foothills of Georgia with her husband and two dogs. You can find her musings on Instagram and her blog.
Kate Garrett, Contributing Writer
Born in Southern Ohio, but settled in the UK since 1999, Kate is a writer, witch, editor and mother of five. She is the author of several poetry pamphlets, and the founding editor of four web journals and a micropress. Her witchcraft is a blend of her great-grandmother's Appalachian ways and the Anglo-Celtic craft of the country she now calls home – though she incorporates tarot, astrology, and her ancestors, plus music, film, books, and many other things into her practice. Her spiritual life is best described as queer Christopagan with emphasis on the feminine and the natural world. She believes magic is everywhere. Find Kate on twitter and IG - @mskateybelle - and at her website.
Jessie Lynn McMains, Contributing Writer
Jessie Lynn McMains is a poet, writer, zine-maker, and small press owner. She’s also a queer womxn (she/her or they/them pronouns), a mama to two wild kiddos, and a witch who practices a blend of paganism and folk Catholicism. Aside from words, music is her favorite thing in the world. She’s also obsessed with tarot, the Midwest/Great Lakes/Rust Belt, ghosts, and the undying spirit of punk rock. Someone once referred to her as the Debbie Harry of poetry, and she still thinks that’s pretty rad. You can find her website at recklesschants.net, or find her on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram @rustbeltjessie
Marisa Silva, Contributing Writer
Marisa is a poet, bruja, spirit companion, and contributing writer for Pussy Magic. Growing up in the Southwest influenced her magickal practices, and she considers herself a kitchen witch. In her free time, she enjoys reading about the Fae Folk, scandals in Old Hollywood, and the spirits of the sea. She is obsessed with kitschy motels in the desert, mermaids, vampires, and pinups. In her twenties she attended UEA in England, and misses being able to sit in pubs, people watch, and write. You can find her on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter @thesweetmaris.