Witches are known for being anti-establishment, resourceful, independent and deeply connected to the natural world, so is it any surprise that vegans have a natural affinity for witchery? Here are at least six kinds of vegan witch archetypes to know. We are vitches, baby. If you’re a vegan, you may be a broom-carrying member of one or more yourself. (I am using the term witch here, but feel free to substitute wizard or any other magical persona.)
1. Kitchen Witch
My cauldron overfloweth.
One of the most influential and prominent vitch archetypes, Kitchen Witches are artisans who work their sorcery through fabulous culinary creations, whether they are using food as a form of outreach, helping people troubleshoot converting a recipe to vegan or just nourishing herself and the planet through gorgeous plant-based sustenance. Many vegan KWs grew up with a great cook in the family, but others may have discovered their latent powers when they went vegan; today, they use their craft to show the world how delicious and beautiful animal-free food is, whether it’s in person or on the internet. The KW always has something bubbling on the stove or fermenting in a dark corner of her favorite room, the kitchen. This vitch is a little sweet, a little sour and a little spicy but her cupboard is never bare.
2. Green Witch
Yes, I buy baking soda in bulk. What of it?
Well, all vegans are earth protectors by default but vitches in the Green Witch tradition bring it to the next level. Paper towels are a personal insult and there is no cleaning product she cannot make a better version of herself using baking soda, vinegar and a wee bit of magic. The GW always has something brewing on a kitchen counter, whether they’re orange rinds in vinegar for an intoxicating citrus cleaner or onion skins soaking in water to make a pretty vegetable dye — she lives by the credo of “waste not, want not” — so anyone who lives with a GW knows to ask first before dumping out any of her precious experiments lest they incur her witchy, righteous fury. Until she learns how to fly a broom, the GW’s preferred mode of transportation is her bicycle but public transit is also acceptable.