Emily Linstrom

Italy

Portfolio

Witchery Press

Magick, Mental Health, and the Reluctant Warrior

“They know you can take it. You have always been a warrior, even in your reluctance. Every life. They’re saying it now: She can handle it.”

SABAT Magazine

Artist Q&A: Hidden Velvet

In moments of dreaming, have you ever been aware of some shadowy ‘other’ just along the periphery, watching you and lending a subtle but unearthly hand to the proceedings?...

Carve Magazine

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Emily Linstrom

" The Graces always struck me as ultimate #squadgoals..."

A WOMEN'S THING

Women's History Month: Meet the Almost-Forgotten Courtesan Veronica Franco | A WOMEN'S THING

"When we too are armed and trained..."

Essays & Explorations

The Outsider

Abandoned: Villa De Vecchi

Just east of Lake Como, nestled against the forested mountains of Cortenova, sits an inarguably haunted house.

Atlas Obscura

The Red House

Just east of Lake Como, nestled against the forested mountains of Cortenova, stands the abandoned Villa De Vecchi. It was built in the 1850s to be the summer residence of Count...

Quail Bell Magazine

Beheadings & Homecomings: A Ghost Story for the Haunted

My very personal account of moving to Italy, letting go of one's ghosts, and what a severed head in a pot of basil has to do with it.

Rebelle Society

Balconies, Breasts, and Death: Exploring Juliet's Verona

I started to scribble a poem in Verona, titled 'I Want to Steal the Breasts of Juliet,' and while I never finished it, the sentiment still lingers...

The Wisdom Daily

What Dracula's Castle Taught Me About The Perils Of Bigotry

Satan is a skinny b*tch.

Quail Bell Magazine

Girls And Dolls: Navigating A Childhood Obsession

There’s the haves and the have-nots, and the only thing standing between the two is a vinyl doll in pantaloons.

Queen Mob's Tea House

The Privileged Mope - Queen Mob's Tea House

"What will we do with ourselves this afternoon, and the day after that, and the next thirty years?" Daisy Buchanan wasn't the only one to pose this existential dilemma.

American Slander

The Big D

Adventures in major depressive disorder.

Quail Bell Magazine

Reprint: Balconies, Breasts, and Death: Exploring Juliet's Verona (Valentine's Edition)

*Editor's Note​: First appeared in Rebelle Society

Quail Bell Magazine

Mental Health Awareness Month: Depression

Originally published in American Slander, revisiting the room.

Paganism, Witchery, and Natural Magick

SABAT Magazine

Craft or Commodity? - SABAT Magazine

A chat about being a modern Witch in a material world.

Witchery Press

The (Witch's) Dark Night of the Soul: Losing-and Finding-Your Way

In Catholicism and Christian mysticism, there is a term known as 'the dark night of the soul...

Witchery Press

Before Salem: The Burning Times and a Call to all Self-Proclaimed Witches

When I was fifteen I spent a few weeks out of the spring semester as an exchange student in Cologne, Germany. Our many guided outings took us to cathedrals and archaeological...

The School of Witchery, Witchery Press

Revisiting The Everyday Ritual: Midsummer Edition

What if the everyday ritual found an equally sacred place in one’s own Book of Days?