Minerva Siegel

Minerva Siegel is a plus size, disabled writer and model living in Milwaukee, WI. Like a true Sagittarius, she's into everything from astrophysics and French poetry to dog memes and who's dropping the next gotta-have blush palette. You can find her on Instagram @SpookyFatBabe!

I Infused Magic Into My Daily Routines & It Helped Me Escape My Moody Slump

ByMinerva Siegel
Do you ever go through little periods of time when you’re just not feeling yourself? Days seem to drag on, creative blocks are in full effect, and you’re just a little crabbier than usual? I noticed last week that, lately, my energy had been feeling…

Why I Made Working On My Shadow Self Part Of My Self-Care Routine

ByMinerva Siegel
Self-care is a major buzzword now, and social media is absolutely filled with posts using #selfcare that feature photos of Lush bubble baths, fresh manicures, and other tangible, high-key Instagrammable acts of pampering. While those things are all…

How To Self-Heal Through Witchcraft By Making Your Own Personalized Grimoire

ByMinerva Siegel
Hocus Pocus is one of my very favorite films, and it made me fall in love with the idea of a grimoire. The Sanderson sisters’ grimoire was a giant, sentient tome that featured a creepy, blinking eye (#goals). And while mine is much simpler than that…

A Devastating Diagnosis Ended My Career, But Here's How I Got A New One

ByMinerva Siegel
I'm an autistic person with a learning disability, and have faced a lot of limitations that made choosing a career difficult for me. Finding a niche is so important when you’re neurodivergent, because the mainstream academic world and workforce…

I Met With A Psychic & She Gave Me The Closure I Needed To Bloom

ByMinerva Siegel
When I stepped into the tiny, cozy room at Mosaic Wellness for my clairvoyant session, I wasn’t expecting the sort of profound revelations I ended up receiving. In fact, I’m not quite sure what I expected. I entered the room with a sort of…

I Got A Psychic Reading & How I Prepared For It Made All The Difference

ByMinerva Siegel
Psychics have always intrigued me, but I’ve been apprehensive about going to one. What if the person I go to is a scammer without any supernatural sight? What if they have negative energy that transfers to me during the reading? Can psychics be…

I’m A Plus Size Model With 60K Followers On Instagram & Here’s How I Deal With Trolls

ByMinerva Siegel
As a size 24/26 boudoir model who’s active on social media, I get a lot of hate about my body. I’ve gotten all kinds of insults because of the way that I look. Some are totally unimaginative and boring (“You’re fat and that’s disgusting!”), some are…

I'm Autistic & Performing Poetry Helped Me Find My Niche

ByMinerva Siegel
While being autistic presents me with a lot of frustrating challenges, it also gives me a lot of gifts. Autism isn’t a disease or something to be “cured,” it’s a fundamental difference in the way my brain works. Given this, it makes sense that…

How A Long Distance Tarot Reading Gave Me The Cosmic Nod I Needed To Manifest My Dreams

ByMinerva Siegel
When I think of psychics, images come to mind of a sensational character à la Harry Potter’s Professor Trelawney hovering over a big crystal ball in a dark, heavily perfumed room filled with lush, dusty velvets. While I’m sure spiritually gifted…

5 Things To Know Before Bringing A Huge Dog Into Your Family

ByMinerva Siegel
I've always loved big dogs, but I fell in love with Snuffaluffagus the moment I saw him. His enormous mastiff-boxer mix head, huge pearly whites, giant paws and wiggly little docked tail stole my heart in an instant. He had been found as an…

How To Start Reading Tarot When You Have No Clue Where To Begin

ByMinerva Siegel
I've been practicing tarot almost daily as part of my self-care routine for years. My favorite part of the day is putting on a face mask, pouring myself a blushing mimosa or some coffee, busting out a few crystals, and sitting down to spend a little…

I Hosted A Body Positive Workshop & Was Overwhelmed By The Community I Found

ByMinerva Siegel
I’ve always been plus size, and I spent most of my life absolutely loathing my body. I used to feel like I was too overweight to live a good life, so I isolated myself and was constantly uncomfortable in my skin. It’s no wonder why I felt this way,…

How To Use Crystals For More Than Just Healing In Your Everyday Life

ByMinerva Siegel
I absolutely adore crystals. I have a pretty comprehensive collection of them, and I totally treasure each one. I feature them pretty frequently in my Instagram stories, sometimes alongside tarot spreads or surrounding the edges of my bathtub as I…

I’m An Adult Living With Autism & Here’s What I Want You To Know

ByMinerva Siegel
I have high-functioning autism, a learning disability, and severe ADD. While my autism has given me many strengths, I also have a lot of challenges. My mind is such a busy, chaotic place that I'm easily overwhelmed by outside stimuli. Grocery…

I'm Young, Married, & Never Want Kids, Here's What I Want You To Know

ByMinerva Siegel
I identify as childfree, meaning I don’t have, or ever want, children. I have an enormous list of reasons for being childfree, ranging from my genetics and mental health needs to my lifestyle choices. Children wouldn’t be good for me, and I’m not…

What You're Forgetting When You Compliment Someone For Losing Weight

ByMinerva Siegel
Congratulating someone on weight loss can seem harmless and even encouraging, but it’s really time we stopped commenting on other people’s bodies altogether. Sometimes, seemingly positive comments about someone's size can do more harm than good, as…

How I Learned To Take Up Space In A World That Tells Me I Shouldn't

ByMinerva Siegel
As a plus size woman, I’ve always been acutely aware of the physical space I take up. I exist in a world that wasn’t made with people my size in mind. More broadly, in our culture, taking up as little space as possible is seen as expected and…

5 Ways My Sister & I Keep Our Long Distance Relationship Fresh

ByMinerva Siegel
Anyone who’s as obsessed with romantic dramas as I am knows that long-distance relationships can be frought with difficulty. Keeping up long distance relationships, even platonic ones, takes a lot of conscious effort from everyone involved. It’s so…

How To Use Your Mercury Sign To Cut Down On Miscommunication In Your Life

ByMinerva Siegel
With trademark wings on his sandals, Mercury, the Roman god of communication, is known for flitting around carrying messages from the other gods. He’s an important figure in Roman mythology, and the position of his namesake planet in our birth…

How To Use Tarot To Learn More About Yourself, Even If You're Not A Believer

ByMinerva Siegel
"Self-care" is a buzzword that’s been trending on social media for a while now, and I’m totally here for it. Self-care can mean everything from indulging in luxuries like steamy bubble baths, lush face masks and polished manicures, to taking care of…