In Becoming Dangerous, a radical new collection of essays, twenty-one authors (some who identify as witches, others as artists, engineers, performers, and more) delve into the rituals they use to bring themselves power in a world that prefers them powerless. These are their rituals to resist and survive self-doubt, grief, depression as well as slut-shaming, patriarchy, ableism, racism, and other systems of oppression.

Becoming Dangerous contributor and practicing witch, Sophie Saint Thomas, discusses ritual in everyday life, along with collection editor Katie West, reflecting on the ways we can understand witchcraft and the power of ritual in a contemporary context.

Attendees are advised that this event will contain explicit and adult content and is not appropriate for those under the age of 16.

About The Host

Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander is an award-winning TV, radio and podcast presenter, journalist and event host. She’s all about people, politics, the world we live in and life in general.

Broadcasting is her second career. Previously, she had a spell in national politics, ran charities, developed significant national social policy, and worked at a senior level in national and local government. She was the founding Director of Bradford’s UNESCO City of Film.

About The Speakers

Sophie Saint Thomas

Sophie Saint Thomas is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her work is published in GQ, Playboy, VICE, Forbes, Allure, Glamour, Marie Claire, and more. Her beats are sex, cannabis, and the occult. She is currently writing her first book, Finding Your Higher Self: You Guide to Cannabis for Self-Care. (November 2019 Simon & Schuster)

Katie West

Katie West owns Fiction & Feeling, an independent publishing company in Edinburgh. She also writes and edits comics. She really loves her cat.