Big News!

Greetings, blog readers! You may have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here for the last several months. That’s mostly because I’ve been occupied with something I couldn’t share with you: the search process for a new call. I have loved my time with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, and will continue…

Extreme Vetting

Today’s letter to the General Synod comes from the Rev. Paige Convis. If you are an LGBTQ person or an ally who is affected by the decisions of General Synod regarding same-sex marriage and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, please consider submitting a letter for the #WeAreTheRCA project to revstacey@gmail.com. Letters can be published with full name and…

A Place in the Body of Christ

The #WeAretheRCA project has been quiet for some time, but as General Synod 2017 approaches, a few more letters have arrived. Today’s letter to the General Synod comes from Hava Zuidema, a member of Third Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. If you are an LGBTQ person or an ally who is affected by the decisions of…

Trans Women ARE Women

Trans women aren’t saying their experiences are just like cis women, just as queer women don’t claim theirs are just like straight women. — Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) March 11, 2017

NEDA’s Marginalized Voices Project

I’ve seen several of my friends posting on Facebook about the National Eating Disorders Association in the last few days, and when I checked out the site, I found that they have a Marginalized Voices Project that gives space for people to talk about how their identities intersect with their eating disorders. There are several…

Ashes

Today I learned that if you search on Google for “black trans woman,” you have to weed through several pages to find a link that is not about the murder of one. On the second page of results, you run across the TransWomen of Color Collective, which is a promising resource, but many of the videos…