Cutting Loose

I recently took up embroidery as a hobby. I learned a little bit from watching my roommates Alice and Lily as they both began embroidery in their free time this past year. Embroidery is incredibly soothing, although meticulous…. Read More

Where the Heart Lies

Sermon delivered on Ash Wednesday (3/1/17). If you were to ask what Lent means to me, like a good recovering Catholic I would tell you that Lent first and foremost is about eating fish on Fridays. As a… Read More

Reclaiming and Resisting

I’m not a big fan of the word “unity” these days.

That may sound ridiculous. What’s wrong with unity?
What’s wrong with people coming together?

That’s because, more often than not, folks who say they want unity don’t want the hard work that comes with making it a reality.

Amándome

“…to a large degree, the real battle with such oppression, for all of us, begins under the skin.” – Cherríe Moraga I cannot pinpoint the exact moment that I began to feel cut off from my brown skin and… Read More

Seeing Over the Crowd

I delivered this sermon yesterday at the parish I am currently interning at. For the readings appointed, including the Gospel reading, click here. Today’s Gospel reading is one of my favorite stories from the New Testament. The Gospel… Read More

One Month Later

It’s been about a month since I packed up my life into a suitcase (well, the essentials, anyway) and moved away from home. Boston is almost a new city for me. I dated someone who lived in the… Read More

Shoes for the Journey

An analogy I’ve often used to talk about my religious seeking is that faith is kind of like a good pair of shoes- you have to find a pair that fits you. For some folks that might not… Read More

My Story, My Scars

I had the honor of sitting on a panel for my school’s Queer Student Union a few weeks ago. I was asked to speak as, what else, but a queer person of faith, a perspective that I have… Read More

Your Works are Wonderful

Note: I had the pleasure of being a speaker this past Thursday at the most recent installment of Queer Voice in the World, which is a social justice-oriented, TED-talk style program highlighting LGBTQ perspectives, held at the William Way Community Center here… Read More

Homecoming

Recently when I went for spiritual direction at the church I’ve been visiting on and off, the priest asked me midway during our conversation, “So how’s Jesus been for you during this time?” I had already anticipated her question and… Read More

Unraveled

It’s been difficult sitting down to write this post. Logistically, I haven’t had much time recently to write. More importantly, this is an area that is actively raw and sensitive, and so writing all of this down has… Read More