Embracing Authentic Beauty: Redefining Norms in Magickal and Artist Spaces

Van Gogh's Corridor in the Asylum. Van Gogh, long thought to be a neurodivergent artist, embraced a different beauty norm than his contemporaries.
Vincent van Gogh – Corridor in the Asylum


Where the Witch and the artist overlap, beauty takes on multifaceted dimensions, challenging conventional standards and celebrating individual expression. Explore the empowering nature of these spaces, where diversity flourishes, and societal norms are reshaped.

Challenging Conventional Norms:

Magickal and creative spaces have long served as havens for the celebration of diverse aesthetics, fostering an environment where individuality thrives. Within these communities, the acceptance of unique characteristics and the rejection of mainstream standards can form the foundation of a culture that values authenticity and nonconformity. It is in this way that these spaces can form a safe haven for the autistic artist.

Expressive Liberation:

In the intersection of magick and creativity, individuals can find freedom in the uninhibited expression of their true selves. Through the rejection of societal norms, we can reclaim agency over our appearance and embrace unconventional beauty as a form of self-love, self-affirmation, and empowerment.

Each person’s distinctive features, quirks, and idiosyncrasies can be celebrated as manifestations of their authentic selves, contributing to a rich tapestry of diverse expressions.

Diverse Forms of Expression:

Unconventional beauty flourishes in myriad forms within magickal and creative communities, ranging from striking makeup and fashion choices to the creation of powerful artworks. This diversity of expression reflects the multifaceted nature of beauty and emphasizes the importance of embracing unique identities.

Empowerment Through Non-Conformity:

By rejecting societal expectations and embracing our authentic selves, in these spaces, we can find empowerment and self-assurance. The act of defying conventional beauty standards can become an assertion of autonomy and a catalyst for personal growth and confidence.

Celebrating the Unseen:

Beauty extends beyond the physical realm in magickal and creative spaces, encompassing the subtle energies and transformative experiences inherent in these practices. Beauty is found in the unseen aspects of life, inviting us to explore the depths of our inner selves and embrace the magic of authenticity. By celebrating the unseen, we also practice self-love.

Oleanders – Vincent van Gogh 

Challenging Beauty Norms:

By challenging conventional norms, embracing diversity, and celebrating uniqueness, these spaces empower individuals to embrace their true selves and find beauty in all its forms. As we continue to explore and celebrate the transformative nature of authentic beauty, may we cultivate environments that nurture and uplift every individual on their journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

If you’re having difficulties navigating what you want your standard of beauty to be, I offer creativity coaching for Witches, women, artists, non-binary people, and those on the spectrum.

This blog features art by artists who are thought to have been neurodiverse. If you’re an artist on the spectrum who would like your art featured, please reach out.

You might also enjoy my blog post on Embracing Your Unique Powers: A Guide for Neurodivergent Artists

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