Transgender Resistance

Galli and the Mother of the Gods

By Alexis Waggoner | 8.30.2018

Westar scholar, Dr. Susan "Elli" Elliott, recently put together a video about the Galli, a group of self-castrated people in the ancient Roman Era. She connects this to the idea of transgender resistance, what it may have looked like thousands of years ago, and what implications it may have for today. Dr. Elliott and Westar scholar Deborah Niederer Saxon also have an upcoming event exploring these ideas, taking place near Portland, OR in October.

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  1. Elli Elliott says:

    The term in the title needs to be corrected. It should be “transgender.” I failed to notice this distinction and therefore did not check it. am grateful that it has been brought to my attention. Further reflections on this distinction and the error will be coming. My sincere apologies for any harm that I have caused by my use of this term.

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As Marketing and Digital Education Director, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. 

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  1. Elli Elliott says:

    The term in the title needs to be corrected. It should be “transgender.” I failed to notice this distinction and therefore did not check it. am grateful that it has been brought to my attention. Further reflections on this distinction and the error will be coming. My sincere apologies for any harm that I have caused by my use of this term.

Comments are closed.