What is witchcraft? What is it to be a witch? Popular culture leads us to believe witches live for an eternity, fly on broomsticks, and control others with the cast of a spell. Such a supernatural take on witchcraft leads many to question the merits or reality of this culture and practice at all. However, witchcraft dates back centuries and is far from the mainstream interpretation of the practice.
Sabel Santa is a visual artist and astrologer living in Miami, Florida who recently opened the Brujx School to help educate brujx of color, like herself, on ways to access witchcraft and harness power from the energies around us. On August 22, (F)empower teams up with Sabel to hold a class that covers the decolonized history of witchcraft and its roots in African and indigenous spirituality at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach.