Do you know that there are witches? That they always exist?
As Silvia Federici characteristically mentions in her book “Caliban and the Witch Women, Body and Primal Accumulation”, in 16th and 17th century in Europe, there was an heretic woman, the healer, the disobedient wife, the woman who dared to live alone, the witch who poisoned her master’s food and inspired slaves to revolt. More often than not this witch would be burned at the stake.
Nowadays, as a witch is the non-loyal woman, the one who wants to leave her relationship, the trans woman and the woman in general. She will often experience physical, psychological and verbal abuse and even death from her husband or partner.
This surprising connection and telling of the retrospective process of dealing with female existence happens in the theatre in the play “Witches: This Story (is) Not Ours.” DATAWO has been there and highly recommends it.
Projects like this encourage femininities to transform the darkness that surrounds them into light and power to change their fate and that of weak people worldwide. To invulnerable witches, who with their collective spell will annihilate inequality and really bring about social justice.
DATAWO also has this goal and we hope to get closer to it day by day!