A contemporary queer re-visioning of a beautiful feminist tarot deck from the 80s--documenting a conversation across generations and mediums--She Is Sitting in the Night emerges as both a tool for tarot reading and a celebration of queer and feminist cultural production, past and present.
By embracing an older deck and simultaneously developing current and re-visioned ways of interpreting its images and the cards' meanings, She Is Sitting in the Night provides a much-needed informed, aesthetically strong, accessible queer tarot book for feminists, queers, and tarot readers new and old.
Oliver Pickle is a Montreal-based trans writer, publisher, and editor with a soft spot for the esoteric and supernatural. Long-committed to tarot for the skeptical and unconvinced, Oliver leans toward contemporary readings of tarot, often re-visioned through a feminist, queer, and trans lens. Oliver's work has also appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, make/shift magazine, and other publications.
Ruth West, after graduating with a degree in art, created Thea's Tarot in 1984 in papercut, based on Billy Potts's A New Women's Tarot. Since then, she has become an internationally recognized artist working with digital art. One of the first graduates with a Master's of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics, Ruth West's art has grown steadily along with this medium. She was the first computer artist in residence at Monet's Garden in Giverny, France, creating an 80-piece series called the Digital Garden.
Rima Athar is a lover and a fighter with roots in Pakistan and connections to feminist organizing for rights and justice all over the world. You will most likely catch her on an adventure, revelling in nature and beauty, swept up in thought, laughing under the moon, stretching on a mountaintop, making use of her hands, swimming in the ocean, and shape-shifting a lot.
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