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Samantha Rose
Creatress-in-Chief

The Creatress and Editor in Chief 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 all folx through holistic healing and honoring our sacred selves: mind, body, and spirit. She is also the columnist of Soulbits On Fire at Tiny Flames Press. She resides in Los Angeles and is a brand new plant mom.

Find more about Sam and her writing on her website and find her on IG @tiny.chili.

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Jean-Marie Bub
Assistant Editor

Jean-Marie Bub is a New-York based artist, self-made publisher, and acclaimed author. As the founder and CEO of Wide Eyes Publishing, Jean’s mission is to amplify marginalized voices belonging to local and international artists. Jean is also the co-founder of @communityofpoetry, a platform and safe space dedicated to connecting, showcasing and discovering poets worldwide. Her work has been featured in publications such as Pussy Magic, ‘Reclaim: An Anthology of Women’s Poetry,’ and Affinity Magazine. Jean is forever cooking up new ideas and projects, frequently collaborating and ‘raising hell’ with other exceptional humans. In her (very little) spare time, she enjoys design, architecture, painting, and bragging about being a Capricorn. Jean has two published books and is compiling a third.

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editorial assistant

Eva Morrow currently resides in Kennewick, Washington with her husband and her dog, Artemis. When not reading, crocheting, or attempting to paint, she prefers to spend her time in arthouse cinemas or dimly lit bars sipping a rum and coke.

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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.

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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 hails from and is also half of Hot Thoughts Pod.

Find her on Twitter @angelamcastelli.


COLUMNISTS

Vanessa Maki
Get Spooked

Vanessa is an author, queer writer, artist, & blk feminist. Her work has appeared in Vagabond City Lit, Subbed In, and many more. She has two chapbooks forthcoming in 2020: sweet like limes (Bone & Ink Press) and “the chosen” (Animal Heart Press).

Follow her Instagram & visit her site for more.

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Effy Winter
The blood Witch: ritual + romance

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.

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Cassidy Scanlon
Sapphic Sorcery

Cassidy Scanlon is a Capricorn poet and witch who uses her artistic gifts as a channel for healing herself and others. She writes poetry and CNF about mental health, astrology, queer love, pop culture representation, and how social structures shape our perceptions of history and mythology. When she’s not writing, she can be found petting the local stray cats, exploring the swamps of Florida, reading 5 books at a time, and unwinding with her Leo girlfriend. 

You can visit her astrology blog Mercurial Musings and explore more of her publications on her website


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

 
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Krizia Bruno

Krizia Isamar Bruno is an artist, editor, and writer born and raised in Brooklyn, who decided to unpack her bags in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creations feature a magical and diverse world where moms and daughters live for and against each other.

She is the founder of Ofrendas Press, an independent publishing press focused on creating handmade books and publications by women of Latinx, African, and/or Indigenous heritage. Her first self-published work, Dominicana Americana, is available for pre-order at the Ofrendas Shop.

More of Krizia’s work can be found on www.kri-zia.com.

 
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Kate Garrett

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.

 
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Jessie Lynn McMains

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.

 
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Marisa Silva

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.

 
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Isabella Zellerbach

Isabella is a writer with a focus on the culture/superstition of a Mexican household and how that relates to sexuality, gender dynamics, and grief/trauma. 

Raised in Southern California by Mexican parents and grandparents, the magic and eccentricities of her culture were a part of her everyday life. With food and family being such an important part of her life, she found herself gravitating toward kitchen witch practices. 

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @izellerbach or her website

 
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Courtney Burk

Courtney was born and raised in the restaurant industry, so it comes as no surprise that her writing and storytelling is centered around food and drink. She works full-time in Detroit’s restaurant industry and spends her free time exploring the great lakes with her husband and rescue pups.

You can follow her ramblings at her website, www.spoonfulofink.com, and on Instagram and Twitter at @spoonfulof_ink.

 
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Marina Manoukian

marina manoukian is a reader and writer and collage artist. she currently resides in berlin while she studies and works. she likes honey and she loves bees. you can find more of her words and images at marinamanoukian.com or twitter/instagram at @crimeiscommon.

 
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Fleur

Fleur is a queer storyteller living predominantly in their own head, which happens to be located in France close to the Belgian border.

Their love for the magical and eerie started with bedtime stories but now transpires into their stories, through which they seek to shine a light on both the beautiful and grotesque aspects of everyday life. With a particular fondness for the Norse and Greek gods, they mix a little bit of everything into their practice – various means of fortune reading, gemstones, and devotional candles are commonplace in their shared apartment.

You can find Fleur on Twitter @moonsflora and on the rare occasion, on Instagram @moonsflora_.


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