In February’s episode of Gender Jawn, Roksana Filipowska, a third-generation tarot reader, educator, and researcher, discusses her own (re)discovery of the tarot, the queer, feminist & colonial history of tarot through the imagery of queer, Jamaican-born artist Pamela Colman Smith, and the importance of establishing mutual networks of care. The Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck was first published in 1909 by the Rider Company in London. Scholar and mystic A.E. Waite wrote the instruction manual and directed the project, though it was artist Pamela Colman Smith who created the now iconic imagery of the cards.
Roksana is organizing Tarot beyond the Binary, a virtual conversation & gathering, on Saturday, March 20th, the Spring Equinox. Follow @taroteverywhere for updates and registration.