I am so moved that Steven Snider invited me to have this discussion about misogyny in the paraweird. This is a subject very close to my heart, and while it was distressing for me to remember and recount so much harassment and assault, I truly hope it gives people some insight into what women experience and how it can influence our behavior.
Steven provides a wonderful example of how we can move towards a more inclusive community by providing a space for these stories to be heard, and being an incredibly thoughtful listener and always willing to learn.
Talking Misogyny in the Paraweird Community w/ Stephanie Quick & Recluse (thefarmpodcast.com)
Resources Mentioned on the Show; Resources for Learning about Misogyny in the Paraweird:
Occultism With a Side of Salt podcast episode “Why Women Leave The Occult” – very worthwhile, frank discussion on this topic with lots of overlap on issues in the paraweird community.
Some Woman Produced and Woman Positive ParaWeird Content:
Caludroncast – paranormal meets true crime with hosts of color
Two Witches Podcast – psychic questing in the Pacific Northwest
Six Degrees of John Keel – one stop shop for paraweirdness viewed thru a rigorous yet Keelian lens
The Q Files – all things paraweird from a queer perspective. They cover unusual topics, too.
Crimelines – woman produced true crime. The white host has been featuring cases of missing and murdered Indigenous woman and girls monthly, including research on issues of history, cultural sensitivity, and economic/legal issues.
Shattered Reality podcast – host Fahrusha interviews a number of women with an emphasis on academic research.
Anomaly Archives – their recent fundraising streamathon had a number of women presenters, check for past/future monthly live streams on various topics including neglected women researchers such as Eugenia Macer-Story
The Church of Mabus Radio Show – Jeffrey Prichett has consistently featured women as guests on this long running festival of weirdness! Check the voluminous archives for inspiration. Long-time cohost Professor WHAM is a woman, experiencer, academic, and esotericist – and author of “Mysterious Beauty: Living with the Paranormal in the Hudson Valley”.
Paranormal Researcher Allison Jornlin – her You tube channel on women in the paranormal focuses on the founding mothers of paranormal research.
Hayley Stevens’s has been a consistent voice for rational, grounded investigation into the pararnomal for many years. Her interview with Allison Jornlin on the forgotten role of women in the history of the paranormal is an excellent introduction to her work.
Parallax Views with J.G. Michaels consistently interviews women as guests on all topics – from retired scream queens, to academics, journalists, activists, and more! No token women here.
Some Other Sphere interviews paraweird women, including new voices on the scene. Very thoughtful and expansive intellectual space, highly recommend.