Mx Chris Paige (they/them pronouns) is the powerhouse behind OtherWise Engaged Publishing. They have been involved in (and instigated) numerous ground-breaking projects through the years, but, beginning in 2019, Mx Chris turned their attention to writing, editing, and publishing as they launched this new endeavor.
Their 25 years of organizing and activism prepared them for this moment:
- From a bachelor’s degree (1994) in religion (among other things) to co-founding a transgender non-profit working around transgender spirituality (2012).
- From learning the ropes at The Other Side magazine (1994) to being named publisher there.
- From that early Transfaith Online website (1999) to launching the OtherWise Christian book series (and blog).
- From writing their first book to compiling their first anthology to publishing the work of others.
In addition to decades of lived experience, Chris facilitates relationships with an eye toward evoking deep individual and collective wisdom, which often lies hidden beneath the wounds we bear from living in an imperfect world. Mx Chris brings skillfulness as a certified community coach, trained through Leadership That Works.
Mx Chris parents a brilliant teenager and athletic dog in central New Jersey, placing them typically in the Eastern time zone. They have finally enrolled in graduate studies at Drew Theological School (Madison, NJ) starting in Fall 2020, demonstrating their perpetual commitment to doing things out of order, backward and upside down,
Mx Chris looks forward to opportunities to speak, preach, teach, coach, and consult in the midst of serving their community!