Russian Witch Baba Yaga’s Guide To Feminism

I just love this. My daughter Isabel posted on Facebook, but I want it on the blog, too. After all, Baba Yaga is the patron witch of Miriam’s Well.



This guest contribution comes from Anne Thériault,  a Toronto-based writer and cat enthusiast who blogs about feminism, mental health, and parenting. You can follow her on twitter at @anne_theriault or her blog at The Belle Jar.

Thisarticle originally appeared onRavishly.

Illustration by K. Y. Craft from "Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave" Illustration by K. Y. Craft from “Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave”

Today we asked Baba Yaga—celebrated and infamous Russian witch—to share some of her wisdom and enduring tips on feminism. Here’s the advice she had for all the young, struggling feminists out there:

1. Subvert traditional gender roles by taking a common kitchen implement and using it for your nefarious feminist activities. For example, fly around in a mortar and wield the pestle as your weapon. WHO’S MAKING ARTISANAL SPICE BLENDS NOW, EH?

The answer? Not you. Because you’re too busy oppressing men to even think about setting foot in the kitchen.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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