When thinking about my identity, one thing that came to mind was a place that I strongly identified with, which is Salem, MA. Since I have cousins that live in Massachusetts, I often get to go and visit them and then go to Salem.
When going to Salem it feels like October all the time, even in the summer, so I’m already drawn to it. But another part that I’ve always loved about Salem is all of the things dealing with the witch trials and even historical/modern day witchcraft and Wicca.
All around downtown Salem are shops and museums dedicated to educating and having people see the spiritual experience that goes a long with witchcraft and the Wiccan religion. The more I visited the more identified with the spiritual vibes of Salem, almost as if they’re flowing throughout the whole area. That might sound kind of crazy, but it’s almost like there’s a spiritual energy that draws me to this place, and that’s why I chose it for this project.