russlerville arkansas witch
she calls herself a witch-- a title she is reclaiming from it's historically negative associations. here she explains and reads a fortune for brittany. she lifts up addicts, prepares healing herbs, studies archeaology, keeps two "husbands", practices alternate agriculture, runs a loose intentional community in the manner of ancient matriarchies of the steppe. she used to be an out and proud feminist lesbian, then she was a "back-sliding" lesbian in relationships with men and women alternately, and thirty years later is quite surprised to find herself with two different men at the same time, both of whom tolerate her relationship with the other. she says that her relationships with men are lower maintenance than her female-female relationships and that she doesn't have time for the intrigue.
we meet her through day brown who is one of her partners. she says they met over the internet more than seven years ago, and initially she was under the impression that he was a female lesbian living alone in the arkansas woods. she was struck by the power of "her" feminist ideas. when she went to meet "her" with the intention of connecting "her" to community so that "she" wouldn't be living all alone, she was surprised to discover that day was in fact a man and on the strength of thier intellectual connection they began a mostly friendship right away. this is our introduction to one point in a web of counter-cultural connections that extend throughout arkansas, tennessee (short mountain), missouri, ohio, and perhaps further if we look.