Posts Tagged ‘conference’

trans and pagan – what should we talk about?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Pagan and Gender Conference is coming up. My personal experience of it was really mixed, but clearly there is a big need in the pagan community for the conference. I did a presentation last year, and would like to do one again. The question is, what is useful? What do you think?

The subtheme this year is Bridging the Generations. I think that is a huge topic in the trans community itself, but I’m less sure how it is an issue in the Pagan community, where we’re still doing a lot of basic education.

What am I passionate about in this area? I am really tired of dualities cloaked as if that’s wasn’t whey actually are. I love the transgressing ideas, such as the sun god giving birth to the moon, or the moon goddess shooting strands of stars from her proud penis. I care deeply about the safety of personal expression, of safe places to tell individual stories of spirituality and gender overlaps. I care about actual human bodies giving each other blessings and hugs with compassion and tenderness (or welcome roughness, that’s a whole ‘nother theme to explore).

If you’re a Pagan of any type, what would you like to see at the conference (whether or not you can actually attend)?

(cross-posted; to those who see this multiple times, my apologies; I should’ve posted on dancingbull.net first and just linked elsewhere.)

Conference on Earth-Based Spiritualities & Gender

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’m happy to have been accepted as a presenter at the upcoming Bay Area conference on the intersection of pagan and transgender issues on 9/24/11. Check it out.

The only problem with the conferences is there are so many conflicting panels I’d like to attend! P. Sufenas Virius Lupus and T. Thorn Coyle and…

See http://genderandpaganismconference.eventbrite.com/ to register or see the full schedule.