Liberation Tarot Deck

Elicia Epstein (Creator); adrienne maree brown (Contributor)


Publisher: PM Press
Binding: deck
Released: February 6, 2024
ISBN-13: 9798887440170

Liberation Tarot is a collection of seventy-nine tarot cards and accompanying guidebook, created over the course of four years by more than thirty artists and writers living in the US, Canada, France, Brazil, Palestine, and Mexico. The booklet includes an introduction from deck organizer Elicia Epstein, insightful essays by adrienne maree brown and lawrence barriner II, and beautifully crafted card descriptions from poet emet ezell.

Following in the lineage of projects like Slow Holler, The Collective Tarot, and Next World Tarot, Liberation Tarot seeks to serve as a tool for those inspired towards revolution in the face of the able-centered, capitalist, heterocis-normative, white-supremacist patriarchy.

Tarot helps us re-write the vocabulary of power, and with it, to strengthen our muscles of radical, revolutionary, and abolitionist dreaming. The deck eschews conventional tarot cards like the Emperor or Knight in favor of non-hierarchical cards honoring revolutionary concepts and figures such as the Crone, the Healer, and the Rebel, among others. Figures in the deck have bodies of all shapes and sizes, colors, genders, ages, and abilities—together, elaborating a vision of collective liberation and co-resistance.

Featuring artwork by INVASORIX, Eva Wǒ, Elicia Epstein, Cole James, Danielle Wright, As They Lay (Karryl Eugene and Abdu Ali), Charmaine Bee, Petra Floyd and Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Katie Kaplan, Cassie Thornton, J. Wu, Anne Horel, Kinoko, Malaya Tuyay, Scarlet Tunkl, Amina Ross, Nissa Gustafson, Malak Mattar, Edgar Fabián Frías, Amir Khadar, Mark Allen, Syan Rose, Aparna Sarkar, Shoog McDaniel, nkiruka oparah, Nathaniel Russell, Jennifer Moon, and Jarret Hood.

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