“Narrative Freedom”- led by the Rev. Andrée Cornelia Mol, guest minister. Author Thomas King writes: “The truth about stories is that’s all we are.” Yet, not all of us have the freedom to tell our own stories. If we are to honor each other and our interdependence, if we are to allow for a responsible search for truth and meaning, we need to create space for each person to own their own narrative. Using examples from popular culture as well as recent events, specifically events related to the continued fight for trans rights, we’ll explore the power of personal narrative, and the power-struggle behind narrative that exists for those of us on the margins.
The Rev. Andrée Cornelia Mol (pronouns: she/they) serves as the minister at Central Unitarian Church in Paramus and serves on the Steering Committee of TRUUsT (an organization of UU trans religious professionals), which views the work for liberation as intimately tied to all efforts to dismantle oppression within Unitarian Universalism and our wider world. Through her experiences in filmmaking, leadership development, and ministry, she is committed to collectively exploring the role of transformative stories and dialogue in our spiritual lives.