Two By Torchlight: A Modern Witchcraft Podcast

Imposter Syndrome, Gatekeeping, & the Witch Aesthetic | Ep 13

May 29, 2022 Two By Torchlight Season 1 Episode 13
Two By Torchlight: A Modern Witchcraft Podcast
Imposter Syndrome, Gatekeeping, & the Witch Aesthetic | Ep 13
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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.

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Intro
Chat
Giveaway Winner!
Imposter Syndrome sucks & no one is safe
Racism & Gatekeeping
Liz's Theory of Gatekeeping
You gotta have fun with it
Social media is a double edged sword
The "Witch" Aesthetic & its benefits in magick
The "Witch" Aesthetic & how it erases identities
You're a witch because you SAY you are
When real life gets in the way (and an errant anatomy lesson from Aradia)
Neurodivergent Witch Hacks (and an errant Ayurvedic lesson from Aradia)
Liz stumbles upon automatic writing
Our personal advice for dealing with Imposter Syndrome
You're not alone and your brain is a dirty liar
Closing Time