To be two-spirit is to bring two halves back together, to heal division in myself, and then help end the oppression of my people. … I am rejecting centuries of language and violence that tried to deny my existence…
Minister KimiFloyd in
OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance
Kimi Floyd and I had a chat at a Christian conference where they told me about their name and some other aspects of their Blackfoot/Siksika heritage and so I asked them to write for OtherWise Christian 2. Their lovely reflection, “Balance” not only talks about what it means to identify as two-spirit, but also provides a thought-provoking second look at the snake in Genesis.
Kimi Floyd’s chapter, “Balance,” will appear in OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance (March 2020) from OtherWise Engaged Publishing.
Minister KimiFloyd is a narrative storyteller and writer, drawing on healing stories from many cultures and places to guide people to a deeper understanding of who they are and who they want to become. They earned their Master of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and are currently working on a Doctoral degree in Public Theology with research into the lives of two-spirit, transgender, and other queer people of faith, especially in rural areas. KimiFloyd serves as the Program Minister for the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ.
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