Priest, poet and feminist theologian, Rachel Mann is a trans-woman. From an early age she had a profound sense that her body didn’t reflect her gender. After a long, frustrating and painful journey she emerged into the woman she is today. We ask Rachel to look back over this transition and reflect on what it means to be human, what place gender has in our identity, and what she’s learnt from seeing the word through male and female eyes.
Image provided by Rachel Mann. Used with permission.
If you want to dig deeper into these issues then do get a copy of Rachel’s book Dazzling Darkness. I found it a fascinating, brutally honest, gritty, heartfelt, challenging and inspiring read. And check out Rachel’s website and blog. – Tim