Kristen J. Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and culture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, NYLON, Time Out New York, BUST, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, and Current Musicology; organized dozens of multi-disciplinary music and art events and exhibitions; and lectured at colleges and conferences in the U.S. and Europe on topics as disparate as feminist witchcraft, Japanese visual culture, and the performance of masculinity in 80s glam metal. She is the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and a lecturer at The New School. Sollée’s signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics, from the Venus of Willendorf to The Love Witch. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published by Stone Bridge Press in the summer of 2017. She lives in Brooklyn.
Recent Speaking Engagements
“Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring the Demon Feminine in Film.” Lecture presented at the Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies. New York City, NY, November 2017.
“Witch Feminism: A Brief History.” Lecture presented at the Student Association for Gender Empowerment at the University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, November 2017.
“Examining The ‘Witch’ Archetype and its Impact on Women’s Leadership Opportunities & Global Politics.” Lecture presented at Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Washington, D.C., October 2017.
“Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Unleashing the Demon Feminine In Art & Activism.” Lecture presented at The Satanic Temple Art Gallery. Salem, MA, October 2017.