Richael Faithful

Learning to Fight Oppression, One Joke at a Time

A new group in Washington, D.C., In Laughing Color, teaches queer and trans people of color to do improv, write jokes and command an audience. They’re having their second “graduation” showcase this week.

Meet Richael Faithful, a Queer Black 'Street Shaman'

“Few things are as frightening to people in this country as black people with magical power,” says Faithful of her work with Conjure, an African-American folk healing tradition.