Tarot of the QTPOC

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Krystal Banner creator of the Kaleidadope Tarot

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Krystal Banner creator of the Kaleidadope Tarot

My interview with Krystal Banner, creator of the Kaleidadope Tarot.

“I feel a strong responsibility to be an artistic voice and illustrate my truth. My truth is what is authentic to me as a Black woman, as an artist and as someone who understands the power of visuals and how that can influence what someone believes about themselves and the world.”

- Krystal Banner

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Marisa de la Peña, tarot and oracle deck creator

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Marisa de la Peña, tarot and oracle deck creator

My interview with the prolific Marisa de la Peña, creator of the Circo Tarot and illustrator for the How to Deal Tarot and so many more decks!

“People of color belong in this industry. We just need a chance.”

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Kelsey Showalter, creator of the Prismatic Tarot & Black Prism Oracle

Tarot of the QTPOC Interview Series: Kelsey Showalter, creator of the Prismatic Tarot & Black Prism Oracle

The Prismatic Tarot by Kelsey Showalter feels like The Emperor came down from their tarot throne and made their own deck. It's my birth card so you know I had to interview them for my Tarot of the QTPOC Interview series. 

Tarot of the QTPOC: Our Tarot, a forthcoming feminist deck

Tarot of the QTPOC: Our Tarot, a forthcoming feminist deck

Our Tarot is the creation of Sarah Shipman whose fascination with groundbreaking women and history moved her to create this beautiful deck. She intends for the women in this deck to be as multifaceted as they were/are in their lives, hailing from and representing "many ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, sexualities, cisgender and transgender identities, ages, and abilities".

Tarot of the QTPOC: Searching Within The Slow Holler Tarot, a deck review and reflection

Tarot of the QTPOC: Searching Within The Slow Holler Tarot, a deck review and reflection

I've intermittently kept tabs on the project- occasionally browsing through their website for deck updates and card image previews. Cut to November and the first few Kickstarter donor decks were shipped out and folks who'd been waiting for months got to finally hold the physical deck in their hands. I lingered around these posts, still unsure if this was a deck I could find myself in. So far, I'm glad I went for it and gifted myself the deck.