About

Easily found behind a computer screen, Angelica is an IT analyst by day and huge nerd also by day. She is a woman of many passions: writing, art, history, religion, and lifting heavy iron. Currently, she lives with her husband on the colonized land of the Piscataway Nation (central Maryland). She is a daughter of immigrants and honors her Hiligaynon, Tagalog, and Shanghainese ancestors.

As a Heathen*, Angelica strives to provide accessible educational resources on Contemporary Paganism. In 2015, she co-founded The Fellowship Beyond the Star, a local pan-Pagan group, and served as its Vice President until 2017. The following year, she released The Longship, a beginner’s guide to Heathenry. At this time, she is reconstructing an interpretation of Gothic Heathenry called Sidjus Reidarje Sauilis. Besides these endeavors, Angelica is also a certified death midwife through Earth Traditions. She has also featured as a guest on the podcast Around Grandfather Fire.

When she is not focused on religion, Angelica spends her free time playing games, writing fiction, and powerlifting. She delights in compelling narratives, gritty realism, and morally gray characters. When it comes to games, she prefers RPGs, such as Dungeons & Dragons and Mass Effect. In 2020, she co-hosted The Cluster Speaks, a podcast about the tabletop RPG Degenesis: Rebirth.

* Heathenry is a Contemporary Pagan religion based on the pre-Christian beliefs and practices of the ancient Germanic peoples. As a polytheistic religion, it centers on the worship of many Gods, and places emphasis on hospitality, reciprocity, and honor.