Update, Mon 15th June: We remain closed for the time being. We are still in the big messy middle of some reckoning and reflection work. We hope to reopen later this week, however we refuse rush through this particular stage of reflection. Also – a technical error meant some sales took place over the weekend just gone. This was a mistake that has now been rectified.
The Little Red Tarot Shop is closed this week in solidarity with the movement for Black lives.
I (Beth) will be using this time to reflect deeply on my role as the owner of this small, white-owned business, unpacking the white supremacy that lives and works in me, and creating a plan of action so that Little Red Tarot can be of better service in the fight for race justice.
We will re-open next week. Customers: You can still access your account and view your order status, and customer service is still running.
Instead of shopping…
Narrative is Fractal, by Elena Blackmore. Click every link.
Autostraddle‘s continued Black-centred coverage of events in the US.
Seeing White: A podcast breaking down what it means to be white
About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge explores how race history informs the present in the UK
We Need to Talk About the British Empire: Afua Hirsch’s groundbreaking series lays bare the realities of empire – all Brits should listen to this.
Me & White Supremacy, by Layla Saad: A workbook for recognising and owning our own racism – this book can be engaged individually but is even better done as a group – gather a couple of friends and commit to the work. I recommend white folks also read/listen to Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility to support them in breaking down the barriers to this difficult work.
Wherever you are able, to grassroots, Black-led organisations who are fighting for change. Do your research. What is happening in your area, your country? Where is the resistance? Put your money there.
HEALING RESOURCES FOR POC
…and if you really really want to buy a tarot deck
BLACK-CREATED TAROT DECKS
Melanated Classic Tarot by Oubria Tronshaw
Kaleidadope Tarot by Krystal Banner
Afro Goddess Tarot Arcanas by Andrea Furtick
Shrine of the Black Medusa Tarot by Casey Rocheteau
Dust II Onyx Tarot by Courtney Alexander
+ check out more POC-created decks via Asali’s Tarot of the QTPOC project