When I first thought of the words ‘in real life’ my mind was brought to a previous project entitled ‘survival’, so I considered how I might connect them – through themes related to feminism and social justice. The term ‘In Real Life’ made me think about how little people in privileged positions really know about minorities, how LGBT people, POC and disabled people are pushed aside by mainstream society.
This led me to think of groups or communities that ARE accepting. One thing came straight to mind and that is the pagan and witchcraft community, which is abundant with queer POC. In the beginning, I had wanted to make a feminist grimoire but was led down a different path by my own witchcraft practices.