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Olivia Newton-John, My OG Taliswoman

A Taliswoman Short

Original artwork by the author

Perhaps more than any other of my Taliswomen, Olivia Newton-John has remained frozen in time for me, the same roller-skating muse I adored in Xanadu.

I was five years old when I first saw her — so very much larger than life — in Grease. I remember thinking “I’ve never felt like this about someone outside my family.” Love. I thought of her…

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Leah Welborn

Leah Welborn

Writer & witchy feminist in Colorado who’s trying to re-enchant herself & the world while making peace with her meatsuit. https://linktr.ee/leahwelborn