#100queerjoys

On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece was written by Levi Daniels, who lives in South Africa and connects with our community online.   ——————————–   “Is there anything, anything, joyful about being queer?”   Over the past few weeks, I…

Poems from the Edges

“The poems we write are our own scriptures.” I have no idea if I’m quoting Irish poet/theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama accurately; he has this awful habit of dropping these pearls of wisdom in the middle of casual conversation, when you don’t have a pen handy to jot them down! Still, I think I’ve captured the…

On Birding, Naming, and Loving

Small. Plump. Short yellow bill. Grey-brown body. Bold black & white stripes on the head. Sings in short clear whistles followed by buzzy sounds. White-crowned sparrow. I’ve been interested in birds since before I knew I was gay. I’m that girl who lugs around binoculars on walks and stops in her tracks when she hears…

Stagnant Unicorns

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece was written by SJ Speer, who lives in Ottawa and is a regular Ontario GS Retreat participant.   ——————————–   It is estimated that there are only 200 members of the unicorn species…

Questions & Answers

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This creative writing piece was written by Archie Zhang, who (until a recent move to Montreal) was a member of our St. Catharines Generous Space Group. ***content warning: brief reference to rape and drugs***  …

Pride and the Danger of a Single Story

“Pride” was the conversation topic at our last Vancouver Generous Space meeting. We all shared our memories and associations with Pride parades, festivals and events, and while there were some common threads, it struck me how differently we experienced Pride, and I continued to ponder this as I read other Pride reflections online from community…

Own Your Story

On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Kat Scarlett, a member of the St. Catharines, ON Generous Space Group.   This year was my first year attending the Ontario Generous Space Retreat. It was a divine experience to say…

Queering Biblical Womanhood

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece is by Vivian Gietz, a member of our Vancouver Generous Space Group.   “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25    …