About

The Transforming Hearts Collective creates spaces for marginalized people to access resilience, healing, and spirituality, and resources faith communities and other groups for the work of radical inclusion, transformation, and culture shift.

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WHO WE ARE

We are queer, transgender, non-binary, and cisgender people of many races, ethnicities, classes, geographies, abilities, spiritualities, and ages. We are change agents, and we want to help you to be an agent of change, too. 

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Surviving & Thriving

We aren't just about surviving as queer and trans people; we're about thriving. We create spaces and resources for community care, creative approaches to spirituality and healing, and building power as marginalized people.

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Radical Inclusion & Transformation 

Being radically inclusive of people with marginalized identities takes heart work and culture shift. We resource faith communities and other groups for the work of heart-centered transformation.

 

Our History

The Transforming Hearts Collective began as a dream and a vision discussed around a kitchen table. The four of us dreamed of a co-created organization focused on nurturing all it touched—one that integrated anti-oppression and communal care into the core of how it came to be and what it would become. And we talked about the call each of us feels to foster resilience, healing, and long-term resources for the work of social change among our people—queer and trans people, particularly young queer and trans people and queer and trans people of color—as well as to help faith communities practice radical inclusion and dismantle oppression in all of its forms.

 

Our Principles

We believe that the forces of injustice in our culture will not be swayed by reason, facts, or new vocabularies—it's clear from the current political climate that our struggle is a moral one, grounded in emotion. To create conditions in which marginalized people can thrive, we need to reach and transform hearts, not just minds. With this in mind, we are called to help marginalized people across a broad spectrum build accountability and community with one another, and we are also called to help institutions and organizations engage with difference differently—in ways that are rooted in love, compassion, and care.