The Wayward Vixen
Created in 2017 and born from the restless mind of a free-spirited over-thinker, The Wayward Vixen is a blog dedicated to the magic of every day life. Featuring topics ranging from gardening, to exploration and events, to fashion and witchcraft; The Wayward Vixen strives to provide insight into the world of the modern witch seeking the wonders the world has to offer, no matter how big or small they may be.
I believe that. . .
- Even the smallest things can bring light into the darkness
- No adventure is too small
- Everyone has power within them
- It is possible to manifest your own reality
- That to find peace, there must be balance
- Animals are amazing, especially when they let you boop their noses
With this blog, I hope that we can grow together and work to bring our dreams to life.
I’m rubbish at writing things about myself and often struggle with the question of who am I.
I began my journey into photography when I was just 5 years old with the encouragement and support of my grandfather. I had not intended to become a photographer in my adult years, but life sucks sometimes and you make due with what you have. I attended college with the drive to get my doctorate in Biological Anthropology with a minor in Botany or Osteology (I’m indecisive), during my college studies I took it upon myself to add more photography into my schedule. Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency and a series of really shitty events, I lost my ability to continue my college education and began to rely on my photography skills to get by. In 2015 I created Foxx Tea; a website dedicated to photography and blogging which featured interviews with the models I worked with and explored their thoughts and feelings on various social topics. I became the Director of Photography at a popular location in downtown Cleveland, Ohio shortly after. Since then, I have worked as a freelance photographer.
Oh, did I mention I am also a belly dancing secular witch that lives with 4 cats and 2 dogs?
I have been a fusion belly dancer for 12 years now. When it comes to belly dance itself I have focused my studies on Turkish style, tribal fusion, and American cabaret style. I continue to learn more dance styles to create my own unique method of dance. Some other dances I have studied are jazz, hip hop, minor ballet, and Bollywood. Being that I am half Romani I also include various styles of Romani dance into my practice.
What exactly is a secular witch you ask? It’s simply a witch who does not align themselves with any particular religion. I have been studying witchcraft since the age of 7 when I was encouraged by my church (surprisingly enough) to explore other options and religious practices. Over the years I have joined covens, left covens, and began a solitary practice.
But I’m sure, if you made it this far, you’re more interested in the 5 fur balls with whom I share my space. All of them will be getting their own full introductions shortly, until then let me give you a brief summary of my little nuggets. But first, you should know that every one of them has a long, complicated name!
- Twyla Starfrost ~ My ESA and constant companion. She’s half Husky, half white German Shepherd. She’s sassy, too smart for her own good, and absolutely crazy. You can watch a short video of my dog Twyla over on my YouTube page.
- Sir Reginald von Bartlesbee III Esq. ~ My handsome black cat who’s quite the lovable little asshole. He’s my shadow and he loves to help me with tarot.
- Little Lottie Satsuma the Destroyer ~ This little kleptomaniac has earned her name! She’s the newest addition and is still a kitten at only 9 months old. She’s an orange and white tabby who doesn’t know how to shut the hell up.
- Capt’n Warrior the 3 Pawed Pirate ~ I think his name tells you everything. He’s a grey tabby with only 3 legs and a big gut! He’s pretty chill for the most part, but he’ll cut a bitch if he has to!
- Bitch Cat the Viking Coward ~ We call her B.C. for short. She’s a grey Norwegian Forest Cat with a “fuck off” attitude. She’s big, fluffy, and cute but she really doesn’t want anything to do with people. . .unless they are bringing her food.
- Ylva (we are working on her last name) ~ The newest addition to my family is a 6 month old Husky. She’s got a lot of heart and loves people!