In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy: An OtherWise Reflection Guide

Our second OtherWise Reflection Guide is now available! Proceeds from this Guide will go to the Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Fund, in support of the leadership of Black transgender women.

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In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy (2020) unpacks deep wisdom around themes such as grief, self-care, repentance, and our ancestral traditions. These short meditations provide an entry point for thinking and feeling around themes such as Transgender Day of Remembrance and other tragedies haunting transgender communities. 

Those working among people of transgender experience are often overwhelmed when they are first confronted with the prevelance of conversations about murder, suicidality, trauma, and death. Mainstream American culture does not prepare us to deal well with tragedy, except to avoid it entirely. Yet, death plays a central role in Christian tradition. 

In Remembrance of Me draws from articles that have appeared at Transfaith, Our Bible App, Believe Out Loud, Huffington Post, the Church Within a Church movement newsletter as well as new material reflecting on 20 years of transgender organizing.

The appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including liturgical resources from colleagues in ministry, including Louis Mitchell, RJ Robles, Dee Dee Watters, Alexx Anderson and J Vu Mai, and Tammerie Day. Resources highlighting the wisdom of Diamond Stylz, Dee Dee Watters, and Angelica Ross are also included.

About the Author

Mx Chris Paige is an OtherWise-identified writer, educator, organizer, and coach, who authored OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation and the OtherWise Reflections Guide series.

Chris was founding executive director of Transfaith, a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender advocacy organization by and for people of transgender experience.

Chris has been a catalyst and/or contributor to several other ground-breaking projects for and by transgender faith leaders. Previously, Chris had been publisher and co-director of the (now defunct) award-winning progressive Christian magazine, The Other Side.

They are available for speaking, teaching, and preaching engagements, as well as coaching and consulting.