‎Arcane Dames: Tarot & The Romani Community w/ Romanistan Podcast

Yay! Paulina & I were interviewed by Arcane Dames! It’s really nice to be able to talk openly and earnestly with other tarot readers about the history of the Romani people and tarot as a profession, digging into trade and survival work, appropriation v appreciation, the witch archetype, & more. We are just 2 perspectives on these vast topics, and it’s ok if everyone’s opinions & experiences aren’t the same. We just want more Romani voices heard, and we really appreciate the inclusion. If you know of any other podcasts who would like to talk about this with us, please connect us 💎

We shouted out @giuvlipen & Roma Futurism, @loly_by_zita_moldovan & @romanidesign, tarot reader & author @lisaboswellreal, tarot deck creators @katelanfoisy & @tayannahleemcquillar, & the Romani made oracle deck @thelivingaltar by @opulentwitch & @bimboyaga. Check out these Instagram handles for some beautiful magic


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About Jessica Reidy

Jessica Reidy worked on her MFA in Fiction at Florida State University and holds a B.A. from Hollins University. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has appeared in Narrative Magazine as Short Story of the Week, The Los Angeles Review, The Missouri Review, and other journals. She’s Managing Editor for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, Art Editor for The Southeast Review, Visiting Professor for the Cambridge Writers' Workshop retreats, Outreach Editor for Quail Bell Magazine, and works as an adjunct professor and a freelance editor and writer. She also teaches yoga and works her Romani (Gypsy) family trades, fortune telling, energy healing, and dancing. Jessica is currently writing her first novel set in post-WWII Paris about Coco Charbonneau, the half-Romani burlesque dancer and fortune teller of Zenith Circus, who becomes a Nazi hunter. Visit her online at www.jessicareidy.com.

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