Article by Bec Howard and Dannie-Lu Carr.
Who fancies being a witch this Halloween? An evil, haggard old woman, hunched over a bubbling cauldron, cooking up your latest wicked spell or potion.
Not a very attractive image, right? So why would anyone want to be a witch?
Well actually, throughout history witch-hunts have been ways of targeting women who were a little bit different. Women who knew things others didn’t, like medical remedies, women who dared to challenge convention and embrace their individuality, and women who had the confidence to speak up for what they believed in. In fact, the whole wicked witch caricature reflects how...