Lectures, workshops, dialogues, rituals
With over 10 years of experience in polytheism and magic, over 15 years of experience in social justice organizing, a Bachelor’s degree in both Writing and Women & Gender Studies, and earned knowledge through lived experiences, Bat offers pagan and Heathen classes, lectures, guest speaking engagements, guided meditations, rituals, and more, all informed by an anti-oppression lens.
Bat’s particular realms of expertise include but are not limited to:
- Inclusive and anti-racist Heathenry (Norse and Germanic paganism) for people of all races, genders, sexualities, and other marginalized identities
- Loki and Loki’s family
- Norse and Germanic deities from both scholarly and modern devotional perspectives
- Trancework, mysticism, and direct spiritual experiences
- Racial justice and decolonization
- Gender justice, queer and trans rights
- “Low magick” and hands-on, everyday witchcraft
- Elder futhark rune magic and divination
- Ghosts, spirit work, death work, and ancestor work (blood and chosen)
- Disability justice
- Trauma-aware, ace-affirming sex positivity, kink, non-monogamy, and polyamory
- Urban homesteading, DIY, traditional handcrafting, and simple living
- Body modification
- Pagan interfaith collaboration
- Art as expression, activism, and spiritual connection
Please contact Bat with interview requests or guest speaker inquiries.
“Heathen Conversations: Blood Unbound with Bat Collazo” livestream on The Troth YouTube, April 2022. Available here.
Loki Blot (with Luke Babb, India Hogan, and Prior Lokason) at Trothmoot, June 2021. Virtual.
“Anti-Racist Action in Heathen Spaces” (with Luke Babb and Ethan Stark) at Trothmoot, June 2020. Virtual.
“A Ritual for Loki: The Trothmoot 2020 Loki Blot” (with Luke Babb, India Hogan, and Prior Lokason) at Trothmoot, June 2020. Virtual.
“Inclusive Heathenry” four-part series at Fantasia Crystals, February 2020. Phoenix, AZ.
“Thor: Protector of All” at Fantasia Crystals, January 2020. Phoenix, AZ.
“Pagans of Color” (with Beth Rodriguez) at Fantasia Crystals, October 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Earth’s Son and Earth’s Girdler: Thor and the Midgard Serpent” (with Grimmel) at Fantasia Crystals, September 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Blood Brothers: Lessons in the Lore from Loki and Odin” (with Grimmel) at Fantasia Crystals, May 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Lesser-Known Deities in Heathenry and Norse Paganism” at Fantasia Crystals, January 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Norse Loki 101” at Fantasia Crystals, January 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Divine Queerness: LGBT+ Deities Around the World” at Fantasia Crystals, January 2019. Phoenix, AZ.
“Intro to Pop Culture Magick” at Fantasia Crystals, November 2018. Phoenix, AZ.
“‘The Monster Parents Tell Their Children About at Night’: Jotun Loki as an Embodiment of Racism, Racialized Queerness, or Subversion in Thor, The Avengers, and Fan Depictions” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, February 2013. Albuquerque, NM.
“‘Shipping’ for Survival: Queer Youth in Online Fan Communities Enacting Expression, Resilience, Resistance” at the National Women’s Studies Association conference, November 2012. Oakland, CA.
“If ‘No Means Yes’ and ‘Yes Means Anal,’ What Does Anal Mean?: Problematic Feminist Responses to Yale’s Call to Sexual Violence” at the National Women’s Studies Association conference, November 2011. Atlanta, GA.