• A Story Like Mine

    Author(s):
    Naomi Lawson Jacobs (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Disability studies, Queer theology, Creative nonfiction
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    creative article, crip theology, crip theory, disability theology, queer theology
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/1f7h-c283
    Abstract:
    This piece is based on two talks I have recently given on disability and sexuality in church settings. In this rewritten piece, I reflect on my experience growing up in churches, where I heard no stories of queer, disabled people like me. I write about how disabled people's sexuality is silenced, especially queer disabled sexuality, in a world where we are not wanted. I talk about the joy of finding stories of people like me in the Bible, as I see my relationship reflected in a resistant reading of Ruth and Naomi, and in the disabled Christ himself, who queers and crips the Resurrection. Finally, I ask what the church can learn from the stories of God told by people on the margins-a God like us.
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