Shalom Bayit – Noah

May 25, 2022

We’re sharing seven reflections from trans and non-binary teens every week until the High Holidays. Join our email list to read all seven, or check out the collection here.

 

Trans folks often have a complicated relationship to home and our biological families. One of the places I truly feel shalom bayit, or peace in the home, is in direct community with other trans people. Together, we can create an incredibly loving community where we treat each other as family because we are a chosen family for each other. Through our shared experiences as trans people, we create a home for ourselves and each other.

In community, we can create a peaceful system where we are all respected and loved authentically and holistically as our transgender selves. In my experience, this is the time when I feel most at home and most peaceful, entirely trans and entirely loved.

Keshet

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