Gabriela Lorraine Herstik

Journalist and Blogger

Latina Culture Writer at HelloGiggles. Writer with a penchant for occult, fashion and lifestyle pieces with a witchy or feminist twist.
Her work has been published by Nylon, Broadly, i-D, Fashionista, Refinery29, Complex, The Numinous, The Hoodwitch, and more.

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This Is Why You Should Have Sex This Tuesday
The next full moon is this Tuesday, and if you let it, it can light up your sex life. This full moon falls in Libra, the sign of balance and partnership. Libra is ruled by...
The empowering reason why so many women are turning to the occult
Over the past few years, a trend has been abrew. An underground subculture previously reserved only for the religious and spiritual fringes has suddenly become a widespread...
What Witches Can Teach Us About Fighting Back Against Trump
As we face down the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump - whose administration has promised to assault civil and reproductive rights in America so intensely that Human...
We talk to witches about the connection between makeup and magick
In 1770, a law was allegedly passed by British Parliament condemning lipstick due to an association with witchcraft. The law stated that women who "seduced" men into marriage...
We Asked Real Witches About 'Hocus Pocus,' and They Have Some Thoughts
Every year around this time, we dust off our favorite movies about witches and indulge in a little spooky fun. From humorous fare like Hocus Pocus to scarier flicks like The...
5 Signs That Paris Jackson Is Totally A Witch
Five signs that Paris Jackson is a witch, straight from her Instagram.

ASK A WITCH

Ask A Witch: How Do Politics Inform Your Practice?
In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a...
Ask A Witch: How To Bind A Toxic Ex
In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a...
Ask a Witch: Everything You Want To Know About Tarot
In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a...
Ask A Witch: How To Manifest Dreams Into Reality
In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a...
Ask A Witch: A Guide To Modern Witchcraft
In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a...

Interviews

We spoke to Jeriana San Juan, costume designer of "The Get Down," about all things vintage and '70s
New York City may feel like the epicenter of all things cool right now, but it went through an evolution to get there. The '70s were an evocative era for the city, specifically...
5 planet-friendly fashion brands changing the sustainability game | read | i-D
Can a bedazzled Texas tuxedo save the world?
Inside The World Of Macabre Maven Nyxturna
Photo courtesy of Nyxturna If you saw Fay Nowitz on the street, you might not know who she is, although since the gothic creatrix would likely be clad in leather or lace, like a...
We spoke to two breathwork coaches and learned that breathing can help us cope with anxiety
How many times have you been told to "just breathe"? If you've been to a yoga class, you've probably heard your instructor tell you to "listen to your breath." And although it...
We spoke to Marchesa about their latest campaign and the inspiration behind their dreamy runway show
The world of Marchesa may be straight out of a romantic fairytale, but that doesn't mean we can't live in it. The latest endeavor by Marchesa is a collaboration with Stella...
Get To Know The Women Behind Babe Coven
Illustrated by Jihyang Lim Corinne Dodenhoff and Haleigh Schiafo are the sort of friends you want for yourself. Both women are so powerful that when their forces collide, it's...
Olivia Culpo talks about her collab with Marchesa, and the one beauty device that makes her skin...
As if being Miss Universe isn't enough, fashion and beauty maven Olivia Culpo is fighting the water crisis head on. Olivia has teamed up with Marchesa, Stella Artois, and...
Mel C On Her New Album, Motherhood, And How She Feels About The Athleisure Trend
Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, has just released a new album, and it's just what we want to hear right now.
Naomi Watanabe Is The Plus-Size Advocate You Haven't Heard Of Yet
Naomi Watanabe is the coolest damn bumblebee I've ever seen. Clad in a plunging yellow-and-black-striped flapper dress (complete with fringe), the Japanese comedian and...
Why Sad Asian Girls Club Is The Answer To Our Tears
Sad Asian Girls Club is working to combat the stereotypes of Asian women in our white male-dominated society.
The Men Who Love to Worship Satan and Summon Demons | Broadly
As more young women get into paganism and crystal work, men are also turning to the occult for answers, power, and good Tinder pick up lines.
5 Women-Fronted Punk Bands We're Obsessed With
Whether it's angry music to thrash your limbs to or slow, melodic, dreamy grunge meant to make you fall in love, punk music made by women occupies a special, permanent place in...
WILD UNKNOWN: HOW TO WORK WITH THE ANIMAL SPIRIT ORACLE - The Numinous
It's the deck everybody's talking about. Gabriela Herstik has the low-down on how to work with the Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Oracle... It's "Animal Spirit" and not "Spirit...
The Cool Girl's Guide To Being A Witch
What is witchcraft, and what makes a witch? We asked the experts and tackled the hardest questions so you don't have to. Ahead, your official guide.
What's Radical Self-Love, And Why Should You Care?
In a world of selfies and #TreatYoSelf, taking the time to love and appreciate whom you are, doesn't seem like it would be revolutionary. The thing is, loving yourself is...
​Casting a Light on The Light Witch, Photographer Courtney Brooke
By weaving a relationship with witchcraft and spirituality into her visual work, Brooke's has been able to explore rituals, paganism and feminism in a haven all her own.

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