American Witches: 50 Powerful Women in Black and White
What's a witch? Look for her silhouette-a woman in an old-fashioned black bombazine
dress with a pointy hat and a pointy chin and a pointy nose that reaches around toward
the tip of her chin. She's not undead; she's curiously eternal. And yet a witch is a real
person-just not one that everybody is brave enough to meet. Witches are reviled, feared, attacked.
But witches are admired, too, and in this book we give them all the love they've been missing. Every
day, a new witch appears in the nighttime sky. Why? Because we need her. With witch applications
up, the approval process is as gnarly as ever. So we need a way let the witches show their stuff.
Why witches? There are times and places where only something catalytic will get the job done.
Witches have that special ability to make ordinary things-brooms, for instance-do extraordinary
things, in order to get to an ultimate objective, which is to mess someone up. There's nothing you can
do to stop a witch, and when you get onto her list, you're gonna feel it.
How did witches get so big in contemporary culture? It took a while. All those love songs, the ones
that go, "She broke my heart," were just the latest fan to their flame. "She broke my heart, ergo she's
a witch," finally found its own reaction. If that's the way they want it, then we're all witches. The line
forms right here.
To give American Witches their proper due, we found criteria that emphasize new forces in our
society. An American Witch is, for our purposes, someone who's alive right now. She has to be able
to catalyze her resources into powers-a talent that can surprise even the witch herself. Lastly, she has
to be willing to use those powers, and damn the consequences. She can't be in it for the money.
New witches are swooping over our horizons every day. Who did we miss? Send us your Witch
suggestions at https: //mailchi.mp/waterstreetpressbooks/american-witches.
Fifty percent of the profits from this coloring book will be donated to Stacey Abrams's voting rights
organization, Fair Fight (https: //fairfight.com) because witches, well, we have each other's backs.
And because voting is the most important thing a person can do, witch or not.
Now find your broom and get ready to ride.