I have heard God’s sweet, sweet whisper, “You are now my disciple, and you shall be known as RJ.
The Reverend RJ Robles in
OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance
RJ’s chapter in OtherWise Christian 2 touches on the significance of naming, but really emphasizes the process by which we grow into our new identities in Christ by following a story from the Gospel of Mark.
The Reverend RJ Robles (they/ellé), is a Boricua trans non-binary femmeboi who found home in the South, organizing with QTPOC folks as member of Southerners on New Ground, community interpreter at Worker’s Dignity (Dignidad Obrera), and part of the trans Latinx caucus of the Latino Commission on HIV/AIDS. They helped launch the Trans Buddy Program at Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center, a trans healthcare peer advocacy group that supports trans patients seeking access to transition related healthcare. They have done work on trans healthcare, HIV/AIDS, domestic and sexual violence, pastoral theology, and counseling. As an open trans Christian minister in Tennessee, their work has led them from grassroots organizing to nonprofits, hospitals to churches, and universities to community-led organizations.
Join us in celebrating the #SacredOtherWise! Claim your own story during March 2020! Possible hashtags include:
or your own version of #SacredOtherWise
These are also great hashtags to add when you are talking about #TransgenderDayOfVisibility / #TDOV!! March 31, 2020 is our official launch day!
We are also using #ClaimYourStory and #ClaimingOurStories to encourage celebration of our stories of faith and resistance.