Finney and her mom aren’t the one ones. Within the final 10 years, and particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when many have turned to divination as a method of solace and self-healing, Black and brown women have pivoted from Christianity and reconnected with religious practices rooted in African, Indigenous, and Latinx ancestry. Lots of these practices — like tarot, astrology, and crystal therapeutic — have turn out to be more and more widespread on social media, making dialog surrounding non-Christian Black and brown spirituality much less taboo. In popular culture, superstars like Beyoncé have paid homage to figures like the Yoruba Orisha Oshun, goddess of feminine sensuality and fertility. Songs like Princess Nokia’s “Brujas” have turn out to be anthems for Black and brown witches in every single place. However earlier than the age of Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, it was uncommon that you just’d discover Black and brown girls talking publicly of sacred practices. Till not too long ago, a lot of the religious neighborhood represented on-line featured a extra Eurocentric model of divination — “Black and Silver witchcraft,” a time period The Hood Witch’s Bri Luna makes use of to explain the whitewashed “American Horror Story aesthetic” widespread on Tumblr years in the past — leaving little room for Black and brown girls to really feel seen or protected in an already stigmatized area. It’s why the religious resurgence taking place amongst Black and brown girls is greater than a revival — it’s a reclamation.