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


The London College of Fashion

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.

Breathing Fashion

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...

Breathing Fashion

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...

Breathing Fashion


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...

Breathing Fashion

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"...

The Hoodwitch

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...

Breathing Fashion


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...

The Hoodwitch

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.

The Hoodwitch

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...