Ryan Smith has been a practicing Pagan since his teens with over fifteen years of experience in inclusive and anti-racist Heathen spirituality. He is the author of The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism and Spinning Wyrd: A Journey through the Nordic Mysteries. In addition to contributing to the anthologies Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community and ¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis, Ryan has been published at Huginn's Heathen Hof, Patheos Pagan, and Truthout. He has presented talks and rituals at Pantheacon, the Gathering Paths presented by Between the Veils, Hexenfest, and Many Gods West. He regularly writes at onblackwings.com and is currently producing a Heathen podcast, The Wayward Wanderer, which is available wherever you get your podcasts. He has a PhD in modern economic and social history and can be found online at Facebook, Mastodon, and Instagram.