Exemplar: Gwendolyn Howard
Unitarian Universalism has not always made space for the work of trans ministers, but the work of trans ministers has been precious and irreplaceable just the same.
The invisible woman
‘You said it was for the best if my soul remained hidden. . . . I believed you for a time.’
‘I thought I had to be what other people wanted me to be, but it didn’t work.’
At the core of Unitarian Universalism is the idea that my truth and your truth can both be true, even if they contradict each other.
Your stories belong to you
no one can rename you
Other, it can’t stick, as you offer the gift
of being and saying who you are.
Assumed identities: A personal history of passing
I want to tell the truth now, about how I passed—and how people passed me off—as an American Indian.
Choosing a stubborn love
Why I returned to my mostly white UU congregation.
My tender places are a source of strength
Out of the blue, the 5-year-old turned to me and said matter-of-factly, ‘You’re fat.’
Even acknowledging my own racism is controversial
Seeing my own racism is like any other kind of self-knowledge: Unpleasant, but very real.
Emptying my shoe
I can’t imagine where I’d be had I not found my Unitarian Universalist congregation.
Henry David Thoreau, the original none
He wanted nothing to do with the Unitarian church that baptized him, but today’s Unitarian Universalism has embraced his revolutionary ecological, conscientious, and spiritually open approach.
The queer path of Christian virtue
Exploring the queerness of the Christian tradition can shed light on its content.