If you want to walk with us, you need to recognize our strength and power. … Before you use us as a talking point, please stop to speak face-to-face with an intersex person.
Ms. Rebecca Kerns in
OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance
Rebecca’s chapter in OtherWise Christian 2 is a rather pointed admonishment to all of us about using intersex folk to further our agenda. Indeed, these beloved children of God must be more than just a talking point!
I am proud that we have 5 authors with intersex variations in this anthology– and will hopefully be compiling more stories in future volumes.
Rebecca’s chapter, “Dear Pastor,” will appear in OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance (March 2020) from OtherWise Engaged Publishing.
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Rebecca Kerns holds degrees in English and Religious Studies from the University of Missouri. She is a mom, a wife, a teacher, a student, and an unrepentant loudmouth. Sundays may find her in a pew or on a trail, holding church among the squirrels and deer in flyover country.
Join the resistance in support of people with intersex variations! Led by the five intersex authors in OtherWise Christian 2, you can add your own #IntersexAffirming sign on social media. Possible hashtags include:
#NoBodyIsShameful (credit: the Interface Project)
#IntersexStories (credit: Pidgeon Pagonis)
#InterPhobiaIsASin (variation on TransPhobiaIsASin)
We are also using #ClaimYourStory and #ClaimingOurStories to encourage celebration of our stories of faith and resistance.