In uncertain times, is it any wonder that more and more people are turning to astrology, tarot cards, and other New Age woo to find a sense of universal order? Cuban American illustrator Cristy Road (who, yes, legally changed her name in homage to a Green Day song) has created a tarot deck that embraces diverse representation by modeling the cards after her friends, comrades, and heroes: queer couples, the disabled, punks, BIPOC artists and activists, fat bodies, all defiantly populating a dystopian landscape.
Cristy explains the inspiration behind her work. "My stories are about smashing systematic oppression, owning our truths, being accountable to the people and places that support us, and taking back a connection to your body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing,"
The original set of cards are a traditional 4 x 6" tarot size that allows space for the artwork, but now there's a more affordable pocket-sized deck available, as well as a coffee table book edition from publisher Silver Sprocket.