Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night I was in London for a candlelight evening at the House of Hackney called ‘The Witch As an Icon of Empowerment’. The guest panel included Christina Oakly Harrington – Owner of Esoteric book store Treadwells/Witch, Caroline Wise – Historian and Goddess expert/Priestess, Leonie Cooper – NME columnist inc witchcraft is the new feminism who moderated the event which was the impulse of Kamellia Mckayed. I was also a participant on the panel, I’m not a witch…

With what is going on politically right now there are some strong parallels to events in the 15th century with witch hunts for women using methods of contraceptives considered as witches and the new anti-abortion law in the US.

It was a cozy atmosphere for an enlightening event that might prove to be a yearly one.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.