a trans story of biblical proportions.

by J Mase III

with illustrations by Wriply Bennet


Trans people are everywhere, including ancient and sacred texts! This one poem book travels thousands of years to bring us Josephine, a Trans story of biblical proportions! Inspired by theologies of care, this work is for all Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Expansive people (and those who are ready to witness the power of our truth.)

About Author​

J Mase III is an award winning Black Trans poet, author, educator & filmmaker. He was raised in a Christian & Muslim home and coined the term ‘Black Trans Liberation Theology’ alongside his creative partner, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.

J Mase is author of “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death” as well as “White Folks Be Trippin’: An Ethnography Through Poetry & Prose.” He is head writer for the theatrical production “Black Bois” and the short film “Bad Theology.”

His work has been featured on MSNBC, Essence Live, them, Teen Vogue, NBC Out, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, Buzzfeed, Blavity, the Root, the Huffington Post, TEDx and more.

Winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Non-Fiction and a Creative Capital Award, he is co-director of the forthcoming documentary, “the Black Trans Prayer Book” and is finishing his latest solo work, “Is Your God a Violent God? Finding a Theology for Survivors.”

Find him on Instagram & TikTok (@jmaseiii) and to work with him directly or to connect.