Sorry for the skipped week, readers -- the end of the semester is getting tight here at university. But we have two more weeks left in this series!
Gender: Genderqueer/ Genderfluid/ Non-Binary (I use she/her and they/them pronouns)
Sexual orientation: Queer
Religious denomination: Mennonite
Education/career: Bachelor of Arts and Science (completed 2 years)
Favorite food: I like to mix it up with various vegetarian creations. Taco salad never fails to please.
Favorite book: I’m eclectically indecisive and love to read. Good LGBTQ+ fiction is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite color: Rainbow ;) (I am especially fond of the reddish hues)
Hobbies/sports/interests: Reading, writing, learning (this seems to be a common homeschooler affliction) hiking and camping, singing (sometimes with my guitar or cello), spoken-word poetry, inventing recipes, ultimate Frisbee
Dreams/goals in life: People fascinate me. I would love to work in a capacity that lets me help people tell their stories, because in telling their stories, people receive healing, and in hearing others’ stories, people gain understanding. This could look like working with a NGO, pastoral ministry, or counselling. Whatever I do, I will be writing!
Myers-Briggs type: INFJ
"...the most crucial thing to understand is something that is often forgotten by LGBTQ+ Christians as well. We, LGBTQ+ people, are the church. Sometimes we are allowed into the broader Church; sometimes we are forced to only be church to each other. But when LGBTQ+ Christians are cut out of the greater Church, the church misses out on so many gifts and perspectives."