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.

United States of America

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Refinery29

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...

HelloGiggles

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...

Bustle

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...

HelloGiggles

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...

Glamour

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...

NYLON

5 Signs That Paris Jackson Is Totally A Witch

Five signs that Paris Jackson is a witch, straight from her Instagram.

ASK A WITCH

Nylon

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...

Nylon

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...

Nylon

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...

NYLON

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...

NYLON

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

HelloGiggles

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...

i-D

5 planet-friendly fashion brands changing the sustainability game | read | i-D

Can a bedazzled Texas tuxedo save the world?

Nylon

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...

HelloGiggles

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...

HelloGiggles

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...

Nylon

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...