Last week I was invited to join Intimate Judaism, a podcast hosted by Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn. I was asked to speak about trans and non-binary people in the Orthodox world, specifically due to my dual role as rebbetzin and sexologist.
My intention is never to speak for a community I'm not part of, but I did want to take the opportunity to provide an introductory education for their Orthodox audience.
I also want to say that for some religious trans and NB people the story of creation in which God created one being with a male side and a female side is incredibly meaningful. The two stories of creation are acknowledged and grappled with in Jewish thought and are actually the basis of Rav Soloveitchik's famous essay to social workers, Lonely Man of Faith.
Please give it a listen.