"I’m proud to be a Slytherin," Ms Prewett says as we sit down with her. "I am not proud of the actions of my housemates however."
Cutting to the quick like this is Ms. Prewetts signature style, seen in any article she writes or edits, there is no fluff, there is either suggestive innuendo or outright telling. Ms. Prewett is well known, now, for her actions to aid Dumbledore’s Army, which were eventually discovered resulting her enduring the Cruciatus curse to the point of months-long hospitalisation. Quite how she came through it intact has left Healers baffled though Ms. Prewett claims it was obvious.
"I was a child. Children are adaptable. I was a Slytherin. Slytherins survive. And most importantly of all," she says, with a wry smile, "the cursing stopped before I completely lost it.”
After her recovery she finished her education and rounded it out by tracking, researching and writing about a pureblood extremist group made of the remnants of Voldemort’s army, which attracted the interest of Augustus Blythely, the then assistant-editor of the Wixenomist. She was quickly made the correspondent for Britain, writing the consistently sharp and biting commentary in the Muldoon column. From there she has climbed to editor, her current position.
In her spare time (what little of it may be) she works to campaign for the rights of squibs, “Which,” she says, “are sorely lacking. There are many jobs in the wixen world a squib can do, and if they want to eave is it really such a burden on a family to ensure they are educated in the style befitting one who is to live as muggle? Besides which the track records of many pureblood families with regards to their squibs are simply terrible - disowning and even death are commonplace if you track back through the family trees. Even now some families just don’t talk about their squibs, they try to pretend they don’t exist, they sweep any achievements under the rug. Imagine how that makes them feel - squibs are just as deserving of respect as any wix.”
(This incarnation of Mafalda Prewett is thepostmodernpottercompendium's, who was so kind as to allow me to use her in this series. The Wixenomist is likewise their invention.)