If I wanted to look like Kyle, did that mean I had to act like him? And what does that entail? Did I have a bro-y alter ego, begging to be released? Not even a little bit.
For a few hours each night, I became a different person. She was confident, seductive, adventurous, and could be submissive or dominant – whatever you wanted, really. Her name was Lexy and she was my alter-ego come to life.
Instead of truly growing and, in doing so, taking the risk of being ostracized within society-or our internalized perception of it– we often choose to forego our desires and take what we believe to be the “safe route”.
Sometimes we grew suspicious of who was actually speaking. We shared cups and food and forks and blankets, For 2555 days we invented intimacy. For 20 days I have been reinventing.
I have been practicing witchcraft in some form for over a decade, and have read for years about the power of having an animal familiar. The true power of that didn’t really hit me until Tommen reintroduced me to practicing magic.