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On Transgender Day of Resilience, Emerging Leader Bree Elle Gardner explores what it means to be really seen. The crowds, the disciples, the leaders of the time often tried to figure out or name who Jesus was, but he resisted the questions, knowing that it was dangerous to say who you are to people who wouldn’t understand. Trans experience in these times can be dangerous as well, but also joyful, especially as we celebrate the full range of human experience rather than trying to contain in rigid boxes. To be truly seen is a great delight.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14MB - Duration: 14:36 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)