Welcome to Taj*Speaking, the virtual home of Taj M. Smith. Keep up to date on my preaching and teaching. Read my insights on faith, mental health, inclusion, and social justice on my blog. Poke around and drop me a line if you’d like to book me as a speaker for your event.
Almost all of what I share aloud begins on a page. Writing calms me, and I make a point to do it daily. I write short fiction (for me), essays, sermons, songs, and poetry.
Check out some of my published works below.
I draw from my background as well as tradition when I write sermons. As a post-modern, de-colonial theologian, I seek out God’s liberating word in scripture and do my best to convey those messages to congregations across New England. A selection of sermons is available on my blog.
I’ve shared my story of transition in schools, churches, universities, and adult learning forums across the country. In all venues, I do my best to establish an environment where people can feel comfortable asking questions and opening themselves up to feedback.
You can read an interview with me in the following book:
“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”
― Audre Lorde“The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”