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.

Portfolio

BACK TO NATURE: LESSONS IN LOVE WITH PLANT MAKEUP - The Numinous
Connect with mother nature, and recognize your own true beauty. Gabriela Herstik interviews Jess Morgan, the owner of Good4You Plant Makeup ... Can speaking the language of...
HELLO CHAKRUBS: YES, THAT'S A CRYSTAL DILDO
Forget the battery operated vibrator, and pick up a high-vibe, soul-opening crystal sex toy from Chakrubs. Founder Vanessa Cuccia shares her story with Gabriela Herstik. Yes,...
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA: INSIDE THE MIND OF THAT SPIRITUAL DUDE
Because we never feature enough Numi dudes! Gabriela Herstik gets Unknown Mortal Orchestra front man Ruban Neilson's take on love, the Universe, and everything. Image: Dusdin...
YUMI SAKUGAWA: HOW TO BECOME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE
Yumi Sakugawa's cute illustrated books bring life's big questions down to earth. But mastering them herself will always be a work in progress, she tells Gabriela Herstik. If...
AUDREY KITCHING: MY JOURNEY FROM EMPATH TO IT GIRL
As an uber successful fashion blogger and founder of online jewlery store Crystal Cactus, Audrey Kitching has reached internet it-girl status. But she's an empath and healer at...
STARCHILD TAROT INTERVIEW: PLUS 5 DECKS YOU NEED TO KNOW\
Tarot is having a moment. And with more artists than ever bringing forth new versions of the classic Tarot, it's never been easier to unleash your inner reader and find a deck...
DANNY BRITO AND THE CULT OF WITCH KITSCH
Miami-based Danny Brito is our latest fash-art obsession. He talks feminism, magic and alien abductions with Gabriela Herstik ... Okay so first off, totally digging the cute...
The Last Living Fashion Unicorn | MOD Magazine
The Last Living Fashion Unicorn Ashley Laderer is a force to be reckoned with in the city that never sleeps. The recently turned 21-year-old is the sort of edgy, urban, fashion...

Styling

The Minimalist woMAN
Lookbook for spring term at the London College of Fashion. Inspired by masculine silhouettes, monochrome and power women dressing for themselves, even in a mans world.
The New 70's
Forever 21 lookbook for the Spring term at The London College of Fashion, inspired by the new wave of modern 70's style.
The Breathing Fashion Guide to Being an Outsider
You never expected it to happen. The word itself never even crossed your mind. But one day, you wrap your mind around it like a sweater that's been sitting at the bottom of your...
Psychedelic Dreams and Sunny Days
Sometimes things are rough, sometimes you end up feeling like you're in a Woodstock nirvana. Although this December has been unseasonably warm (and people still don't believe in...
MONDAY MAGICK WITH THE NUMINOUS
Happy Monday one and all. I hope all my friends celebrating MLK Day are taking it easy, sending out grateful vibes for the amazing man and knowing that it's up to us to keep his...
Greyer Gardens
If there's a secret to having a happy life, it's definitely to surround yourself with friends just as strange and unusual as you are. Mornings spent draped in vintage lingerie...

Spirituality, Tarot and Miscellanious

From magic to magick: Witchcraft helped me find myself
The word "witch" means something different to everyone. Although I can't define the practice for anyone else, I do feel comfortable talking about what it means to me, and what...
I Survived the Opening of Kylie Jenner's Pop-Up Shop
It's 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning. I am rushing desperately around the Westfield Topanga mall until I find it: Like a shining beacon of hope, a neon-pink sign reading "Kylie"...
Clarity In The Darkness: Working with the tarot to let go
Tarot for clarity ask us to examine and explore four of the darker cards of the tarot. In this artile we will explore a spread to open ourselves up to their messages even when a...
Five Times Vivienne Westwood Was The Hero We Needed
In honor of Vivienne Westwood's latest book release, 'Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood,' we've rounded up her top five favorite moments of the past six years.
A Modern Witch's Guide to Celebrating the Fall Equinox | Broadly
If you don't have time to meditate or cast a spell honoring the Mother Goddess, you can always just throw a big party.
What Your Dick Shape Says About You
There's a lot to be said about the deepest, darkest parts of you-like the way your dick curves or shrinks or grows. If you can read a palm, you can read a penis. And with your...
5 EASY WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART WHEN IT'S HURTING
First off- my heart, my thoughts, my prayers- my everything- are with the Black community and people of color. I don't know what it's like but I am here. I am listening. I see...
Healing your Shadows: Inviting the Light In to Heal Karmic Wounds
What you'll need: Tarot cards- 2 or 3 tarot cards. They can be: The Tower The Two of Swords The Ten of Swords Death The Devil Or any card you're drawn to for healing purposes.
‚ÄčThe Broadly Guide to Celebrating the Summer Solstice | Broadly
Today is the day the sun sits directly above the Tropic of Cancer, appearing to stand still as the longest day of the year rolls out over the sky.
Charge it Up: A Clothing and Sigil Protection Spell
1. Set up your space Cleanse your space by burning sage, mugwort or lavender and ask to only make room for that which serves you and is working in your highest favor. Have your...
How to Use Faeries in Your Magic this Equinox
The spring equinox, a day of equal sunlight and equal darkness, means it's a good time to work with faeries who tend to hang out in liminal spaces.
Why Do We Hate Mercury Retrograde So Much Anyway?
Whether you're an astrology-loving goddess or just like to spend some time surfing the Internet, you've probably heard about mercury retrograde. And more than anything, you've...
The Haunting World of Jewish Female Demons and Spirits | Broadly
Untamed female sex demons, possessive evil spirits, brainless mud men, and even some exorcisms. Who says Jews don't know how to get down with the dark side?
5 Ways to Celebrate the Equinox
Ah, spring. Love is in the air, we're all sneezing, the sun is shining, and the grass is greener. Spring promises flings, lots of (literally groundbreaking) florals, and a...

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