Remembering All We Have Lost — #TDOR

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Today is November 20th, and it’s the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I’ve posted a personal reflectionon the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos today, in honor of all we have lost

Rendering of Transgender Flag by Marg Herder

Here’s just a bit of the post you can find over on the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos.

“For many of you, the gender binary simply exists as a pervasive framework around which you build your life. As a child, you accepted it. You existed within it. It wasn’t until adolescence or adulthood that you were required to understand it and decide how to respond to it.

But for people like me, the framework is a scaffold. We are forced to live lives balanced on an unsteady plank, ever conscious of the noose around our necks. As children, most of us had no choice but to create careful lives of hypervigilance, teaching ourselves how to numb the fear and frustration and anger of being thus restrained.”

There’s more on Emerging Voices.

 

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Marg Herder
Marg Herder is the Director of Public Information for EEWC-CFT, a Christian feminist organization working for gender (and LGBTQIA) justice in Christianity since 1974. She is the content manager and developer of the organization’s website, Christian Feminism Today. Marg identifies as a trans* lesbian writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. She works to draws attention to the ongoing violence directed at women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society, the desperate need for an understanding of God that includes the Divine Feminine, and Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence.

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