Taj M. Smith is a transgender preacher, writer, and public speaker the Boston area. He is a member of the United Church of Christ where he is invested in conversations that will expand hospitality to transgender and gender non-conforming people. He received his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Harvard Divinity School in 2016. Prior to attending HDS, he had another life as a singer/songwriter and a professional street performer. He sees no limit to the imagination and seeks out creative ways to advocate for justice, usually through artistic expression. He is an avid sci-fi lover and a longtime musician. He also really likes hats.