Hayley Brooks was the 2015-2017 Kaleidoscope Coordinator for BMC. She is a graduate of Goshen College, with a BA in English writing and women's and gender studies. She is a poet, writer and activist. Her poetry and writing focus primarily on the intersection of faith and gender & sexuality. She currently lives in St Paul, MN.
Her writing can be found on Our Stories Untold, The Mennonite, Outspoken, Lipstick Party Magazine and Lavender Review. She also has a chapbook of poetry, "Becoming Hallowed," published through Goshen College's PinchPenny Press. She also authored and designed the Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Terms in English, the Trans 101 resource, and edited and designed the Queer Students Abroad booklet and Along the Arc: Worship and Ritual for Welcoming Communities while she was the Kaleidoscope Coordinator for BMC.
Hayley enjoys reading and researching about modern religions, and writing and reading about evangelicalism and its effects on American culture and society, as well as linguistic history related to gender and sexuality.
“Becoming Hallowed” is a collection of poems about claiming a lesbian feminist spiritual heritage and voice, and is inspired by historical figures such as Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila and others.
Historically-Grounded Organizing: A Reflection on Stonewall
Coming home to our bodies: trauma and justice (also published on Our Stories Untold and The Mennonite)
Expressions of Pride
Virgin Nation Review: Evangelical Purity Culture
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