We are the Witches, Aje, Daughters of the Iyaami, Women of Conjure, Root Workers, and Shamans. We are the Womb Workers, Energy Healers, and Herbalist.
We are a community of black women coming together to heal ourselves, each other, and our community by reconnecting to our ancestral magick!
We are everywhere!
We welcome you in the name of sisterhood and solidarity.
The Black Witch Convention was started in 2016 as a way to bring all black women together who practice the craft in one form or another. The women that participate in the Black Witch Conventions are women that come from a variety of backgrounds and religious/spiritual experiences. They chose to participate in this convention so they can surround themselves with sisters of like minds and in all honesty, some of these women only have this one weekend a year where they get to be supported and comfortable.
The witch was the healer, the spiritual leader and they are the great mothers, the keepers of the balance and the primordial waters of life. The name that is understood most among African American Women is the word witch, and we choose to meet women where they are, and when they come through the door of the DOTM, we aim to educate each other.
The women that come to the convention are not all practitioners of African Traditional Religion. The only requirement of participating in and becoming a member of DOTM is that you have to be a black woman. Some women come to find answers they cannot get from anywhere else, while others seek to share information. All come to be part of a sisterhood and see their reflection in those primordial waters. African Traditional Religion is not witchcraft.
For my journey, I chose not to treat my spiritual walk and my craft as two separate paths. I walk with the Goddess in everything we do.
DOTM is NOT a religion or a church.
Black women have been attracted to us for the past three conventions because we continue to provide them with the freedom and safe space to be their own woman. We strive to encourage empowerment that they can carry over into their everyday lives. As we continue to organize ourselves to make DOTM even more accessible, we will continue to welcome all black women from all spiritual paths. We will continue to create a haven so black women will feel safe to use any term that resonates with their spirit.
DOTM will be around for as long as sisters need a space. We are not the beginning or end but one of many.
~Iya Omitola (Founder)
Meet our teem
AN L. KENION
AN L. KENION
IYA SANGOYEMI OGUNSINA
SOCIAL MEDIA ARTISTIC DEVELOPER
The Main Idea
Dawtas of the Moon Black Witch Convention is not just an organization; it is a profound testament to the power of unity, spirituality, and empowerment among black women practitioners of witchcraft. Founded in 2016 by Iya Omitola, DOTM emerged as a haven for black women from diverse backgrounds and spiritual paths, coming together to celebrate their shared heritage and embrace the magic within themselves. At its core, DOTM represents a sacred sisterhood that offers a safe space for exploration, education, and empowerment.
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Welcome to the Dawtas of the Moon (DOTM) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Here, we aim to provide answers to common queries about our organization, community, and the Third Annual Black Witch Convention. Whether you’re a new member looking for information or a curious visitor seeking insights, this FAQ is designed to help you better understand who we are, what we stand for, and what you can expect from our vibrant community. If you have any additional questions not covered here, please feel free to reach out, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
What is Dawtas of the Moon (DOTM)?
Dawtas of the Moon is a community and organization dedicated to bringing together black women practitioners of witchcraft from various backgrounds and spiritual paths. It offers a supportive and empowering space for these women to connect, learn, and grow.