A Note on Cultural Appropriation
If you’re not Native American, its not smudging its smoke cleansing.
If you’re not Native American, its not a spirit animal, it’s an animal guide, patronus or daemon. (And no it’s not a totem animal either.)
If youre not African American or Afro-Carribean, it’s not a voodoo doll it’s a poppet.
Yes, you’re not wrong in pointing out that i just gave you a list of synonyms. No one is saying that these CONCEPTS are inherently appropriation. But specific terms carry their specific ties. Know what ties are for you, and what aren’t.