Snake Hair is one of our raddest vendors, creator of coven faves like A Simple Spell Against the White Cis-Hetero Patriarchy and Witches Against White Supremacy Matches! They've also graced our Local Artist's Wall with "Spectral Evidence", a tribute to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. Head-witch Vin Caponigro works hard to make the most ethical choices for their biz, art, and community and we’re just obsessed- thank goddetc they’re our friend!
"SNAKE HAIR is an independent publisher of zines, handmade ritual multiples, and folk magic, currently based on occupied Massachusett and Wampanoag land. We are invested in dismantling the white supremacist cis het patriarchy and dedicated to recognizing how those in power have used storytelling and reproducible media to control history, and how marginalized communities have used independent publishing to tell their own stories and fight back against oppressive systems. Committed to the inherent egalitarian nature of print, a portion of all of our proceeds are redistributed to groups working to create a more equitable society."
Check out this Meet the Maker interview with Vin to find out what fills their days + the best deli in Vernon, CT!
What's your name/pronouns?
Vin Caponigro (they/them)
What’s your sun/moon/rising?
Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon, Libra Rising
When did you start your business?
I’ve been making + selling zines for almost 25 years but Snake Hair became an actual on the books tax-paying legal business in late January of 2017.
What's your favorite color?
To surround myself: green and fluorescent yellow. To wear: black, real tree, and leopard.
Do you have a lucky number?
What's your favorite place to get takeout?
What's the best show/movie you've seen recently?
Fire of Love + Season 8 of Are You the One?
Who are your favorite famous/fictional witches?
Octavia E. Butler, The Bene Gesserit, Strega Nona