In these strange times and as I come down off of the intensity of 3 book launches this year (In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy, OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance, and From Christendom to Freedom), I am finally getting my technology organized for listening to podcasts more regularly.
In addition to my long-time favorite Bible Bash, I have started listening to the Blessed are the Binary-Breakers podcast. The first episode features the podcaster, Avery Smith, themself (interviewed by their partner), but then most of the following episodes are lovely interviews with a variety of transgender folk of various spiritual backgrounds.
Avery is not afraid to wade into issues of complexity from race to religious oppression with sensitivity. Avery is curating a wonderful trans-centered resource very much akin to the work of Transfaith through the years — though clearly tapping the questions of a generation of millenials that are coming of age with different kinds of technology and access to interfaith resources.
Avery Smith is a graduate of Louisville Seminary and describes themself as a genderqueer, Catholic turned Presbyterian.
- Website: transchristianity website includes a timeline of transgender identities through history
- Tumblr: Queerly Christian tumblr
- Instagram: Queerly Christian
- Avery on a different podcast: Blessed are the Feminists
- On Paper: the kin-dom in the rubble: a queer person’s wrestling with God, scripture, and humanity