Resilience Through the Practice of Lament by Dr. Koach Frazier

In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy unpacks deep wisdom around themes such as grief, self-care, repentance, and our ancestral traditions. Mid-way through the body of that project (chapter 5), I pause to consider the wisdom offered by Dr Koach Baruch Frazier in his May 2019 offering, “Resilience Through the Practice of Lament,” at Speak Torah to Power.

I first met K.B. when I was visiting St Louis for a conference. It was a privilege to hear him talk about how he got involved in the Ferguson uprising and how he and his folk would hold vigil with the drum. All this to say that Dr Frazier knows a thing or two about lament.

The YouTube video of his presentation is offered here with gratitude to Dr. Frazier for his wisdom-sharing.

Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier is currently a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, near Philadelphia, PA.

Get your copy of In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy: An OtherWise Reflection Guide to get deep wisdom around themes such as grief, self-care, repentance, and our ancestral traditions. These short meditations provide an entry point for thinking and feeling around themes such as Transgender Day of Remembrance and other tragedies haunting transgender communities.

Compiled by Mx Chris Paige on February 19, 2020.

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