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Origin Story

Posted on by Amanda Rice

Everything has an origin story, even Queerituality.com. Today is your chance to hear a little more about mine. The queer women's website Autostraddle published an interview with me covering:

  • Naked yoga
  • My spiritual and religious background
  • How the Supreme Court inspired Queerituality.com
  • My secret love of poetry and cookbooks

Plus, there are high-quality archival photos of me, like this one circa 2005. 

So, stop reading here for a moment and check it out! I'd love to hear what you think. 

Project update

Posted on by Amanda Rice

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! 

  1. Being on the other side of the interview process. I had a great interview & conversation today with Vanessa at Autostraddle.com, the website for "news, entertainment, and girl-on-girl culture." Vanessa, a queer & spiritual person herself, was one of the first strangers to hear of the project and say, "Yes! People should know about this!" When she first wrote about Queerituality, amazing folks from around the country (and even a few internationally!) got jazzed about this project and volunteered to participate. I've already recorded some of their stories, from Chicago to North Carolina. It was really a pleasure to talk with her in more detail about the inspiration for this project and where it can go from here. Thanks, Vanessa!
  2. More new Queerituality stories. Several amazing Queerituality participants volunteered to transcribe the audio from existing Queerituality conversations. That means that we'll be posting a new story weekly, every Friday! Including one tomorrow... check back to see whose it is.
  3. Queerituality swag via Kickstarter. We're prepping for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign to fund the project into the future. That means a sustainable Queerituality.com with even more inspiring, thought-provoking, and deeply personal stories. It also means an opportunity for you to support the project and get Queerituality swag. So, what would you like? A hand-screened Queerituality shirt? A mug or pint glass? A poster of project participants & their brilliant quotes?  Let me know in the comments!

We're on Autostraddle!

Posted on by Amanda Rice

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:  

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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.

Thanks, dear reader, for being a part of this project! If you'd like to get even more involved, suggest a stop along the journey, or share the Autostraddle article with your friends.

Gratefully yours, 
Mandi