A teenage mother in the 90s navigates college, childcare, and finding herself and her community through feminism and magic in this fictionalized memoir.
In this fictionalized memoir we follow Ariel from her giving birth as a teenager in the 1990s through her early college experience as a single mother. Ariel finds her voice in writing and in the world. The magical realism and straight up magic that she finds in her new friends, the writers she discovers like Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa gives her a way to look back on traumatic experiences and deal with the people still representing them in her life – like her alcoholic ex, the father of her child. Gore writes with humor, lightness and compassion through these heavy subjects, making We Were Witches a stimulating and conversational read, not to mention a great choice for Women’s History Month, as a way to think about the history women make for themselves every day.