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Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anticolonial belief systems, The Next World Tarot is a 78-card deck envisioning a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love. The Fool’s Journey is about smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing. The Next World Tarot is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the reconnection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.
Justice isn’t about balance, but about an elevated, passionate attack on xenophobia. Practice your gut-reaction radical response to injustice and hone the power behind your black, brown, queer, magical, offbeat, and sometimes disregarded body. What outside systems and internal attachments do we subscribe to that imply hate or prejudice? What ancient power structures exist in our lives because of tradition or history, yet challenge justice? Why do we forgive others for being unaware or dismissive of our struggle? Where can we expect safety? Justice is the moment when you are surrounded by like-minded people who don’t make you question or lose authority over your body.