Today on the show, I’m sitting down with my friend Flan Park. Flan and I have been in each others orbits for several years now, having connected with one another via Gay Christian Twitter.
Flan is a children’s librarian living and working in Philadelphia. Their work focuses on bringing whole person, whole family literacy and learning support work to underserved and underrepresented populations throughout the city, as well as researching and generating educational materials around gender affirming child development frameworks.
While not in the library, they work alongside the young adult outreach of St. Mark’s Church, an Anglo-Catholic parish of The Episcopal Church in Center City Philadelphia, helping to coordinate a bread baking and community learning workshop called Rise.
- Being an Episcopalian. Milquetoast WASP-ism vs living tradition with social impact.
- Importance of Philly Episcopal churches roles in women’s ordination, LGBTQ inclusion in the Church, support of community during AIDS crisis.
- Article from RNS about St Stephen’s in city center. https://religionnews.com/2019/06/20/philadelphia-episcopalians-explore-what-happens-when-church-is-separated-from-sunday/
- A Christian Post article that covers the work Rise has been doing in South Phila and Center City: https://www.christianpost.com/news/how-innovative-ministries-are-bringing-millennials-back-to-church.html?fbclid=IwAR0WQ51P0eZyLPgFjIi1SWWQ0YY6gcw8gYfnMSOBnMEEbvrNx1A9aVdyFLs, relevant info is on pg 3)
- Radical Faeries
- Kitchen work as a means of cultural transmission. The mundane becoming magical, the ordinary become extraordinary… connexions to Eucharist and to magic as well.
- Spiritual significance of sourdough work: bread as applied animism
- Cultural transmission as a crucial factor in sound spiritual praxis as well as activism.
Connect with Flan on Twitter at @asunflowerpose and on Instagram @cyclingsunward
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