“Informative and irreverent...a wonderfully wild flight through herstory. This tome is a gift that celebrates female power, with all of its danger and delight.” — Pam Grossman, curator, teacher of magical practice, and author of What Is A Witch?
“To understand the current misogynistic political climate—and to learn how women wickedly weathered these storms before—look no further than this book.” — Alex Berg, producer and host at The Huffington Post
“For the first time in my life I felt like I was reading about a history that I was actually part of. — Jacqueline Frances, author of The Beaver Show and Striptastic!
Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism.” Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book enriches contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more.
Selected Academic Publications
* "Mining The Motherload: Mastodon's #twerkgate and sexual objectification in metal" @ Metal Music Studies
* "All Black Everything: Gothic Cloak and Swagger In Contemporary Hip Hop" @ Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
* "Hysteric Desire: Sexual Positions, Sonic Subjectivity and Gender Play in Glam Metal" @ Can I Play With Madness? Metal, Dissonance, Madness, and Alienation
Selected Arts Journalism
* "Wicked Witches of The Left: A Brief History" @ BUST
Slutist is a sex positive feminist collective founded by Kristen in 2013. Called “seriously smart” by Glamour UK, and delivering “the perfect combo of sex, pop culture, and feminism,” according to Bust Magazine, Slutist aims to uncover and undress the intersections between sex, gender, sexuality and feminism in art, entertainment, politics, and the occult. Slutist also aims to highlight how sexist archetypes of “the slut” and “the witch” have historically been used to police and punish women and female sexuality, but are also embraced by many as identities that offer power beyond patriarchy.
The site features original artwork, op-eds, interviews, and exclusive features from contributors who represent a variety of lived experiences, from artists and sex workers to witches and feminist outliers. Past Slutist events have included 2015 and 2016’s Legacy of the Witch festivals at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and the Witch Slut Are You? show at Wallplay gallery in Manhattan.
WITCH SLUT ARE YOU? Seer, Siren, or Sorceress, May 2015. Wallplay, New York, NY, Curator.
Beaver, April 2014. Eugene Lang College, New York, NY, Co-Curator w/ Naomi Elena Ramirez.
Beaver, January 2014. Center For Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY, Co-Curator w/ Naomi Elena Ramirez.
Host of The B-Sides NYC Sessions on NYC Life. Thursdays at 11:30pm.
From the underground to the up-and-coming, The B-Sides NYC Sessions features the best of indie music in New York City and around the world. Each episode is packed with music videos and spotlights one New York band playing a live set at littlefield in Brooklyn, N.Y. and an interview with host Kristen Korvette. Whether new wave, punk, synth, rockabilly, psychedelic or noise rock, no Indie genre is left uncovered.