Chris Paige

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    Chris Paige
    Pronouns they/them[1] or zey/zem[2][3]
    Gender identity OtherWise-gendered[1]
    Occupation advocate, religious organizer, writer, editor

    Chris Paige is a writer, advocate, and religious organizer. They are one of the cofounders of the website/organization TransFaith.

    In 1998 Paige created/received the word "OtherWise" on a mountaintop during an LGBT spiritual retreat in Pennsylvania, as the word nonbinary did not yet exist.[3] They define OtherWise as:

    « any gender identity or expression that transcends the simplistic Western settler-colonist narrative of two and only two mutually exclusive and unchangeable genders, defined strictly and easily based on biology at birth.[4] »

    Books published[edit | edit source]

    • OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation
    • OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance
    • Christian Faith and Gender Identity: An OtherWise Reflection Guide

    Links[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 Paige, Chris (17 February 2016). "I am OtherWise". To Be OtherWise. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
    2. Archived on 17 July 2023
    3. 3.0 3.1 Smith, Avery (May 26, 2020). "Mx Chris Paige is an OtherWise holy hybrid". Blessed Are the Binary Breakers. Archived from the original on 19 July 2023. Retrieved 14 July 2020.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
    4. Paige, Chris (March 14, 2020). "OC2: What is "OtherWise-gendered"?". OtherWise Christian. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved July 14, 2020.