As the first edition of OtherWise Christian is released, a call for contributions is launching for OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance. This sequel will be an anthology of personal reflections, drawing on both classic articles and new content from contemporary OtherWise-gendered authors.
I am especially looking for personal reflections on biblical texts and how they connect with your OtherWise life.
From the Epilogue of OtherWise Christian:
I know that I have only scratched the surface of OtherWise insights in this initial project. I am particularly interested in sharing more reflections and insights from intersex people, non-binary people, multi-lingual people, disabled people, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, and Muslims, as well as people who are Black, Indigenous, or otherwise People of Color. My ultimate hope and desire is to support the next generation in taking this work to the next level.
How is your experience reflected in the Christian Bible? Where do you find resonance among the stories of our ancestors in faith? What OtherWise Bible stories have I missed? How would you approach these topics differently? What are your strategies for resisting the “two and only two” gender paradigm? What are your strategies for bringing healing to the broken places you have witnessed?
You certainly do not have to be a pastor or a priest, a professor or a scholar to be a part of the resistance! Indeed, we need more dreamers and dancers, poets and lovers, sacred prophets and OtherWise disruptors. I would love to hear from you. Please be in touch.
Anticipated Contributions Include
Foreward by the Rev Victoria Kolakowski (retired)
Introduction by Mx Chris Paige
Claiming Our Voices
A collection of ground-breaking reflections from…
Virginia Mollenkott (“Gender Diversity and Christian Community”)
Erin Swenson (“Body and Soul United”)
Chris Paige (“OtherWise”)
Donovan Ackley III (“Every Body is Good. You’re Welcome.”)
Louis Mitchell (“Holy Hybrids”)
Resistance and Resilience
Additional reflections on life and scripture from…
Ryan Amir Harris (“Finding My Freedom”)
Mycroft Masada (“In the Beginning”)
Debra Hopkins (“Songs of Struggle, Songs of Resilience”)
Mir Plemmons (“The Ethiopian Eunuch and Me”)
Ovid Amorson (“My Pronouns are Love”)
Victoria Kolakowski (“Wrestling Like Jacob”)
RJ Robles (“Discipleship”)
delfin bautista (“An Encounter at Guadalupe”)
Merrick Moses (“Transfiguration”)
Jessica Henrich (“Unexpected”)
Yadi Martinez (“Courage to Heal”)
Bobbi Taylor (“Reclaiming: A Body in Prayer” and “A Prayer to Begin My Day”)
Diamond Stylz (“Womanist”)
Dee Dee Watters (“Affirmation”)
Enzi Tanner (“Finding Myself in Community”)
Liam Hooper (“Finding My Sabbath”)
Z Shane Zaldivar (“Light in the Darkness”)
Nick Manchester (“Doctrine”)
Carla Robinson (“Living at the Intersection”)
Resisting the Stories They Tell about Us
Encounters with erasure and antagonistic arguments from…
Lianne Simon (“Resurrected Bodies”)
Rebecca Kerns (“Dear Pastor”)
Mykal Shannon (“A Revelation”)
Kimi Floyd Reisch (“Balance”)
Caedmon Grace (“Phoenix Bones”)
We also anticipate additional volumes in the OtherWise Christian series (General Call for Articles).