Interview with Rachel True

Vilissa Thompson interviews actor and author Rachel True at Bitch Media. “As a kid growing up in the ‘90s, one of my favorite movies was the cult classic The Craft. At the time, I was always looking for Black characters in TV shows and movies, and The Craft had Rochelle—a Black girl attending a predominantly white school and dealing with racism from her peers. Rochelle was played by actor Rachel True, and over the last 24 years, she has amassed a supportive fanbase that has faithfully followed her career. In October, True added a new title to her impressive resume: author. True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck is an essay collection and tarot deck that uses True’s life stories to illustrate the 22 cards of the Major Arcana and detail her personal evolution. True takes concepts from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and updates them to make a more inclusive and palatable deck for new or seasoned tarot readers. True joins the ranks of deck creators who’ve decided to add their flavor to the mix. Their voices push forward intersectional visual representations and interpretations of the cards for tarot lovers seeking decks and creators that look like them. Her deck is an amazing addition to this trend and based on her guidebook and the artwork on each card, she succeeded in her vision.”

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