MANIFESTO

 

FOR CENTURIES, THE DOMINANT CULTURE HAS PERSECUTED ANYONE WHO DARES TO BE DIFFERENT. THE GENTLE HEALERS, THE MIDWIVES, THE QUEERS, THE LONERS, THE WISE ELDERS, THE PAGANS, THE FOREIGNERS, THE WILD WOMEN. DISSENT IS THREATENING TO THE STATUS QUO, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S SHROUDED IN UNFAMILIAR CUSTOMS AND THE MYSTERIOUS SACRED FEMININE. THOSE WHO SEEK TO OPPRESS AND SUPPRESS US HAVE ALWAYS CALLED US ‘WITCHES’ TO SILENCE US. NOW, WE STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS, EMBRACING THIS WORD AND ALL IT STANDS FOR.

A WITCH IS A FEARSOME CREATURE, INSPIRING TERROR AND AWE, CHANNELING A PRIMAL, VISCERAL ENERGY IN THE NAME OF PEACE, PROGRESS, JUSTICE AND HARMONY. A WITCH IS A CONDUIT FOR TRANSFORMATION. A WITCH TAPS INTO THE POWER WITHIN AND HARNESSES THE POWER WITHOUT IN SERVICE OF A BETTER WORLD.  

A SINGLE WITCH IS A DANGEROUS OUTLIER. A COVEN IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. AN INTERNATIONAL CIRCLE OF WITCHES IS UNSTOPPABLE.

TOGETHER, WE ARE W.I.T.C.H. (WITCHES’ INTERNATIONAL TROUBLEMAKER CONSPIRACY FROM HELL), REVIVING THE SPIRIT AND INTENTIONS OF THE 1960S ORGANIZATION OF THE SAME NAME. WE AIM TO USE OUR POWER TO FIGHT INJUSTICE IN ALL ITS INTERSECTIONAL FORMS, AND HELP DISMANTLE THE WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM THAT PERPETRATES IT. THE NEW GENERATION OF W.I.T.C.H. CONJURES OUR COLLECTIVE RAGE, JOY, GRIEF, STRENGTH, DETERMINATION AND FEROCITY INTO A FORCE FOR CHANGE.

WE WILL NOT CONFORM. WE WILL NOT OBEY. WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.

 

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