Broadly Lore

4.23.19

Meet Parvati, the Hindu Goddess of Love, Power, and Renewal

Parvati can embody many forms, each of which is worshipped as an individual goddess in her own right.

4.22.19

Stop Using Astrology for Evil

Astrology is an ancient study used to find patterns and meaning in the world around us—not a flimsy excuse to stereotype potential friends, dates, or roommates.

4.3.19

Spellbinding Photos of Witches at Work in Romania

Witchcraft is big business in the Eastern European country, and photographer Lucia Sekerková​ has documented its magical rise for seven years.

12.26.18

How to Use Tarot to Find Out What 2019 Will Deal You

Try this tarot spread to see what the future has in store for you next year.

12.20.18

Meet Christmas Goddess Perchta, a Belly-Slitting, Half-Woman Demon

If you were naughty, Perchta would enter your home while you slept, disembowel you, and stuff the cavity with rocks.

12.12.18

9 Broadly Videos to Watch Before The Year Is Over

We met a trans dragon, attended a lavish witch wedding, and so much more—revisit the videos from 2018 that we still can't stop watching.

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12.10.18

12 of Our Favorite Longreads from a Very Long Year

Revisiting the stories that got us through the chaos of 2018.

11.21.18

Trans Icon Miss Major: 'We've Got to Reclaim Who the Fuck We Are'

Stonewall Uprising veteran Miss Major Griffin-Gracy offers fighting words from a lifetime of advocacy.

11.21.18

Victoria Cruz on Life as a Trans Sex Worker in 70s New York

"The Black movement, and the women’s movement, was all up and going. And it was time for the gay movement to start." Legendary transgender activist Victoria Cruz reflects on the era of the Stonewall uprising.

11.21.18

Sabel Samone-Loreca on Living as a Black, HIV-Positive Transgender American

"I know you wanna close all the windows and doors and just be in the dark, but if you just wait and hold on...the light comes through." Sabel Samone-Loreca offers wisdom from a life of resilience and recovery.

10.31.18

What Are Jinn: The Arab Spirits Who Can Eat, Sleep, Have Sex, and Die

From Disney's Aladdin to the subject of exorcisms, jinn spirits have influenced culture and religion for centuries in our realm and theirs.

10.31.18

How Female Vampires Sucked the Patriarchy Out of Pop Culture

From 19th century Irish literature to "Buffy," the vampiress has been redefining "acceptable womanhood" for centuries.

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