Yep, you read that right -- The Queerituality Project's Kickstarter has been accepted! That means that soon we can start raising money to make this a sustainable, thriving project. There's still a bit of work to complete before we launch, but this is one big step forward.
In all this excitement of traveling around the country, listening to insightful reflections, transcribing, editing and planning, I have neglected one thing: blogging!
From now on, I'll try to document some of the bigger announcements here on the blog. You can also keep up-to-date by following along on Twitter: @Queerituality
Without any further delay, we have some things to celebrate!
Gratitude. Awe. Excitement. Check!
After more than a dozen inspiring interviews in Philadelphia, I am feeling great about this project.
So, apparently, are others. See, here we are on Autostraddle.com:
I've also started hearing from a wider variety of people -- not just Judeo-Christian types, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, Baha'is, and folks on independent spiritual paths.
It feels like the rubber is meeting the road, as they say. And it is in a literal way, too - I've traveled 800 miles in the last week.
I am agnostic on the subject of divine will. But I am grateful for the human will to trust and to reach out. It is connection that is leading the way forward on this project.
Next week I am driving south to record Queerituality conversations the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a free conference of 2,500 trans* people and their allies. A connection suggested that I should go, because they have a whole track of events focused around spirituality. Yes, please!
The person who recommended the Trans-Health Conference was living in my same town, studying in seminary on the same campus where I worked. But we had never met, and wouldn't have if not for this project.
Here's a little story about how we connected:
This chain of connections, and so many others like it, convince me it is indeed a small world, after all. It is through these person-to-person links that I have connected with more than 100 people interested in sharing their stories about spirituality.
If you know someone who I should connect with, please take a moment to suggest a stop. Thank you!