While I was taking a break…

You may have noticed that my blog has been quiet for a couple of months. It wasn’t a big plan, but I did get distracted by several other projects and then found that I needed some time to hibernate. However, I am coming back and here is some of what I have been up to!

OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation – I’m still enjoying discussing my first book! I received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which is a big deal. I would love to do more interviews, excerpts, and other publicity, because I feel like this book deserves more attention than it’s been getting overall.

OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance – This is the anthology sequel! It will include 30 transgender, non-binary, and/or intersex authors reflecting on our lived experience with Christian tradition. I have been nudging and editing and we have a third (possible final) version of the cover. I am super excited about what all the authors have offered and am eager to share it. However, there are quite a few loose ends we are still working to pin down. Expecting to launch in Spring 2020.

Christian Faith and Gender Identity: An OtherWise Reflection Guide – This gentle introduction to transgender experience is my first OtherWise Reflection Guide, but there are more to come! This one even has an audio book that you can share with a parent, pastor, or other loved one who may be struggling.

In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy: An OtherWise Reflection Guide – This book is set to launch, but I am waiting on one last, important loose end. This resource gently supports us in wading into the intensity of themes like suicide and murder in transgender communities. Proceeds from sales will go to support the Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Fund, which in turn supports the leadership of Black transgender women. Coming SOON!

Meanwhile, I have also been behind the scenes in support of the Black Trans Prayer Book. While my role is strictly administrative through Transfaith (the fiscal sponsor), I am very excited about this labor of love from J Mase III and Dane Edidi, together with all of the authors and artists who will be featured. I expect to blog more about this resource soon, but meanwhile we are getting ready for their second annual #TransphobiaIsASin campaign on social media on January 15!

Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige on January 4, 2020.

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