Brown Girl Tarot is creating Community for Women/Femme/GNC/Nonbinary Tarot Readers of Color
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NOTE: I'm temporarily suspending the Brown Girl Tarot Patreon and will re-launch in the coming months. Thank you for your interest!
Hey, y'all, hey! My name is Amanda Michelle Jones (call me AMJ) & I am the Founder ofBrown Girl Tarot (BGT). I started BGT to fill a gap I noticed as a new reader: tarot is hella white. Since I'd begun reading as a way to make my spiritual practice more tangible, I was quite concerned that I was having such a hard time finding a good deck with people that looked like me.
almost all the #tarot decks were of white people. and the few that featured/were based on POC were actually created by white folks. hmmm...
— AMJones, ASW ♿️ (@AmandaMichelle) December 5, 2016
Even so, I took to working with the cards fairly quickly and developed an unexpected passion for this art but I really wanted to be able to connect to my cards on a different level. I decided to start Brown Girl Tarot as a way to connect with other readers of color and to address the very low numbers of decks created by people of color or even featuring brown-skinned folks. Since I first came to tarot by way of women of color I encountered on Twitter, I figured it would be a great idea to bring us all together in this quest.

The more I thought about this work, the more my brain got to churning and I jotted down some notes about what a great deck could look like. I knew I wanted to wait on creating a deck but the need to build community was at the top of my list. I tried to go to bed after journaling one night but my ancestors gave me the Brown Girl Tarot name and told me to conduct my due diligence research and snatch up the URL.
for those who don't know, i literally dreamt up @BrownGirlTarot in late spring/early summer, shortly after i started reading #tarot for self
— AMJones, ASW ♿️ (@AmandaMichelle) December 5, 2016
I'm glad I decided to listen; July 29, 2016 saw the beginnings of what you see now:
  • I officially (soft) launched with reading services on December 5, 2016;
Brown Girl Tarot is up & running! Visit https://t.co/kNUAq0PlJO to see what's up & take advantage of $5-$10-$25 soft launch pricing!#tarot
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) December 5, 2016
  • Established the online Collective (Facebook group) in March;
#ICYMI: the #browngirltarot collective launched on Facebook this weekend! Join us here: https://t.co/isTw9bTb44
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) March 20, 2017
  • Was featured in an article on Refinery 29 in June;
Check out this Refinery29 interview with #BrownGirlTarot Founder, Amanda Michelle Jones: https://t.co/1H3tn3bksJ https://t.co/qNdWNF4PNe
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) June 29, 2017
  • Served as copy editor for the highly-anticipated Dust II Onyx Tarot;
Though the physical library currently has about 30 decks, there's only a small handful of decks online right now, mainly because finding the right setup has been a highly time-intensive venture. I've also been striving to protect the Brown Girl Tarot brand (trademark pending; the deck currently going by the name Brown Girl Tarot is neither affiliated with nor authorized by me or my company). I'd been vacillating about pulling together a Patreon for quite some time but getting the Library started gave me just the push I needed to make it happen.

I would LOVE to devote a larger percentage of my time to building out the Library, creating amazing content for the Collective and the website, and running the Brown Girl Tarot as a whole. To start, that will require me stepping down from my part-time job [though I do work full-time, it's an entry-level (read: low-paying) position that's allowing me to finish up my PhD as well].

That's where YOU come in!

Patrons of Brown Girl Tarot will be helping me:
  • Devote time to the administrative and logistical tasks of running a business
  • Cover the costs of legal representation to protect the Brown Girl Tarot brand
  • Expand the online Library (add more entries, expand existing entries, & improve infrastructure)
  • Acquire decks for the physical Library
  • Conduct ongoing research to discover other melanated decks to let folks know about
So please, check out the Rewards options hanging out that-a-way ~> and jump on board. And of course, if you have any questions, email me:

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock content before the general public and join Brown Girl Tarot's community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Early access to all public content
  • Connect with other patrons
Behind The Scenes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Shoutout
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Let the world know you support Brown Girl Tarot!
  • Get a shoutout on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
  • Plus all previous rewards
Reading Discount
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Get 10% off one emailed reading from Brown Girl Tarot!
  • Discount can be redeemed any time during your patronage
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Monthly Reading!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get exclusive access to a monthly reading just for Brown Girl Tarot patrons!
  • Readings will be published to Patreon only
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Personal Reading!
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll pull some cards, especially for you!
  • One personalized, 3-5 card tarot reading for every 6 months you contribute at this level
  • Plus all previous rewards
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  • A year of QuickBooks & TurboTax (state & federal) self-employed editions (6 months @ $12/month + 6 months @ $17/month ÷ 12 months = $14.50/month). 
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NOTE: I'm temporarily suspending the Brown Girl Tarot Patreon and will re-launch in the coming months. Thank you for your interest!
Hey, y'all, hey! My name is Amanda Michelle Jones (call me AMJ) & I am the Founder ofBrown Girl Tarot (BGT). I started BGT to fill a gap I noticed as a new reader: tarot is hella white. Since I'd begun reading as a way to make my spiritual practice more tangible, I was quite concerned that I was having such a hard time finding a good deck with people that looked like me.
almost all the #tarot decks were of white people. and the few that featured/were based on POC were actually created by white folks. hmmm...
— AMJones, ASW ♿️ (@AmandaMichelle) December 5, 2016
Even so, I took to working with the cards fairly quickly and developed an unexpected passion for this art but I really wanted to be able to connect to my cards on a different level. I decided to start Brown Girl Tarot as a way to connect with other readers of color and to address the very low numbers of decks created by people of color or even featuring brown-skinned folks. Since I first came to tarot by way of women of color I encountered on Twitter, I figured it would be a great idea to bring us all together in this quest.

The more I thought about this work, the more my brain got to churning and I jotted down some notes about what a great deck could look like. I knew I wanted to wait on creating a deck but the need to build community was at the top of my list. I tried to go to bed after journaling one night but my ancestors gave me the Brown Girl Tarot name and told me to conduct my due diligence research and snatch up the URL.
for those who don't know, i literally dreamt up @BrownGirlTarot in late spring/early summer, shortly after i started reading #tarot for self
— AMJones, ASW ♿️ (@AmandaMichelle) December 5, 2016
I'm glad I decided to listen; July 29, 2016 saw the beginnings of what you see now:
  • I officially (soft) launched with reading services on December 5, 2016;
Brown Girl Tarot is up & running! Visit https://t.co/kNUAq0PlJO to see what's up & take advantage of $5-$10-$25 soft launch pricing!#tarot
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) December 5, 2016
  • Established the online Collective (Facebook group) in March;
#ICYMI: the #browngirltarot collective launched on Facebook this weekend! Join us here: https://t.co/isTw9bTb44
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) March 20, 2017
  • Was featured in an article on Refinery 29 in June;
Check out this Refinery29 interview with #BrownGirlTarot Founder, Amanda Michelle Jones: https://t.co/1H3tn3bksJ https://t.co/qNdWNF4PNe
— Brown Girl Tarot (@BrownGirlTarot) June 29, 2017
  • Served as copy editor for the highly-anticipated Dust II Onyx Tarot;
Though the physical library currently has about 30 decks, there's only a small handful of decks online right now, mainly because finding the right setup has been a highly time-intensive venture. I've also been striving to protect the Brown Girl Tarot brand (trademark pending; the deck currently going by the name Brown Girl Tarot is neither affiliated with nor authorized by me or my company). I'd been vacillating about pulling together a Patreon for quite some time but getting the Library started gave me just the push I needed to make it happen.

I would LOVE to devote a larger percentage of my time to building out the Library, creating amazing content for the Collective and the website, and running the Brown Girl Tarot as a whole. To start, that will require me stepping down from my part-time job [though I do work full-time, it's an entry-level (read: low-paying) position that's allowing me to finish up my PhD as well].

That's where YOU come in!

Patrons of Brown Girl Tarot will be helping me:
  • Devote time to the administrative and logistical tasks of running a business
  • Cover the costs of legal representation to protect the Brown Girl Tarot brand
  • Expand the online Library (add more entries, expand existing entries, & improve infrastructure)
  • Acquire decks for the physical Library
  • Conduct ongoing research to discover other melanated decks to let folks know about
So please, check out the Rewards options hanging out that-a-way ~> and jump on board. And of course, if you have any questions, email me:

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock content before the general public and join Brown Girl Tarot's community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Early access to all public content
  • Connect with other patrons
Behind The Scenes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Shoutout
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Let the world know you support Brown Girl Tarot!
  • Get a shoutout on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
  • Plus all previous rewards
Reading Discount
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Get 10% off one emailed reading from Brown Girl Tarot!
  • Discount can be redeemed any time during your patronage
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Monthly Reading!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get exclusive access to a monthly reading just for Brown Girl Tarot patrons!
  • Readings will be published to Patreon only
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Personal Reading!
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll pull some cards, especially for you!
  • One personalized, 3-5 card tarot reading for every 6 months you contribute at this level
  • Plus all previous rewards