Tag Archive for Transgender

30 Days of Social Justice 24: Hate Crime #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

The FBI defines hate crime as the following: A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an […]

30 Days of Social Justice 21: Transgender/Transphobia #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

In 2011 the Circle of Cerridwen dropped a social justice bomb about transgender issues on Pantheacon. In 2012, because of the work we did in 2011, we published an anthology entitled “Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism” (which is a free PDF download, or you can buy a paper copy slightly above cost). We also […]

30 Days of Writing about Social Justice. Who’s in? #amwriting #30daysofsocialjustice

Tuesday I’m going to start writing about this little list of social justice topics. I was inspired by the Month of Written Devotion (which I have now fixed to the proper link) and created 30 days (because 30 days have September). True, this isn’t everything and I know there could have been way more topics […]

TWIH Episode 49: Queering the Conversation and Planting Seeds with Monica Joy Cross #blacklivesmatter #transvisibility

Monica Joy Cross joins us in this episode to talk about her experiences as a transgender Person of Color in a primarily white denomination. What do we need to do to have the conversation about race in our society? Do we need a more radical solution? How do we, both black and white, see beyond […]

TWIH Episode 46: The Five-Fold Goddess with Lasara Firefox Allen

In this bonus episode, Lasara Firefox Allen and I discuss her upcoming book which is tentatively titled “The Five-Fold Goddess,” which reconstructs the phases of the Goddess to move away from the more body-centered lore of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Is the feminine divine, as most Pagan traditions practice it outdated? Why do some groups […]

TWIH Episode 41: Emerging into Self with Diana Morningstar #transvisibility

This episode, we welcome Diana Morningstar, who tells us about her coming out and transition as a transgender woman. She also talks about her life in the pagan and queer communities, pre- and post-transition. Diana gives an honest look at herself, her certainties and doubts about transitioning, and her gravitation towards Goddess culture and the issues […]

TWIH Episode 39: Hospitality, Gender, and Inclusion with Dee Shull (#pantheacon)

In this episode we’re joined by Dee Shull to talk about the concept of hospitality and the inclusion of gender variant people in rituals. How do we show hospitality to those who are different? What is a responsible way to be inclusive, even if your group doesn’t represent as a diverse group as the members […]

TWIH Episode 38: The Music of Growth with Lauren Renee Hotchkiss #transdayofvisibility

In this episode we’re joined by Lauren Renee Hotchkiss, seminarian and musician, to talk about the role of music in spiritual practice, both Christian and Pagan. How does music touch our hearts? What music touches our spirit, and how can music help us through the difficult times? We also talk about activism, including the recent Bay […]