Click here to view a video recording of this online CLGS Asian American Pacific Island Roundtable!
The purpose of AAPIRT’s annual zine, Sublime Divinations is to
1) provide a more spiritually expansive and exploratory creative space for LGBTQIA+ AAPI folks and their accomplices and
2) document and archive LGBTQIA+ AAPI stories and narratives around spirituality, faith, religion, and divinity in creative and accessible ways, so that we may have a clear blueprint of who we hope to become as a community.
In this year’s editions of Sublime Divinations we continue to explore the divine relationships that Queer AAPI communities have built and sustained with our elemental friends: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.
In this session we explore how Queer AAPI folks have transformed and deepened our spiritual connection with nature’s sacred elements and ask how has nature shaped and formed our understanding of Queer AAPI spiritual identity?
Maij (they/he/sib/homie/fam) is a BlackVietnameseBipolarTransNonbinaryQueer currently existing in and with beloved community in Winston-Salem, NC. Maij’s formal education and training consists of a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, as well as a Masters of Divinity from Wake Forest University.
A creative visionary, organizer, and liberation companion from the Southern United States, their soul work centers the bodies, voices, and lived experiences of oppressed peoples striving to transform their imaginations and worlds.
This CLGS was recorded on 30 November 2023