Finn Schubert (he/him), a speaker, writer and consultant who writes weekly essays about what it's like to be a transman who is pregnant. Finn is the author of Even the Cemeteries Have Space Here, an essay collection exploring his move from NYC to a small town to grieve his infertility. (In a weird twist, he got pregnant as soon as the book came out.) He is a Moth StorySlam-winning storyteller, a former director of HIV services for a health center network, and currently works as a writer, speaker, and consultant. In his weekly essays newsletter, The Menstruant, in addition to writing about his pregnancy, he also explores the broader question: "What does it mean to be a gay man who loves having a uterus?"
In this interview Finn talks about what it means to him to be a "menrtuant" and discusses the importance of connecting to cycles, and also the value of linear journeys. We also talk about Finn's challenges as transman living in a Zen Bhuddist community. We discuss his current spiritual practices connecting to queer ancestry and explore what can be difficult about that and what can be rewarding about that. We even talk about our idealised approach to parenting from a spiritually queer perspective. Check out his weekly essays and learn more about Finn's work at https://finnschubert.substack.com/.
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