Hi! My name is Ricky. My pronouns are they/them. I am a queer, brown nonbinary femme, Puerto Rican, a huge nerd, a Christian, and, relatedly, a holy troublemaker. I was raised Roman Catholic, did a lot of spiritual exploration in high school and college, and currently identify as an Episcopalian/Anglican. I’ve lived in Philadelphia for most of my life, except for a brief, one year stint in Boston (I wasn’t a fan). I love to travel whenever possible (which is rarely because I’m a broke millennial). I also enjoy reading, embroidering, making jewelry, cooking, and buying obscene amounts of books which I may likely never read.
I also love writing! Which is why you’re here, I guess. Writing is a way for me to lean into pain and turn it into blossoms. It is a record of how I navigate the world as a queer, nonbinary femme Latinx; a subversive way for me to leave a mark in a society that tries its damnedest to erase me and deny my experience. I re-branded my blog Femmeologian because, despite it being a rather clunky word to say, it captures what I do: interpret theology through my queer femme lens (though there are many other lenses that I use on a daily basis). I hope that some day Femmeologian will host voices other than mine and I have grand hopes for a podcast some day, but for now I’m starting small.
I like to lead with the person I am rather than my accomplishments because listing one’s recent work in a bio is a really Western and capitalist way of trying to tell you I have ‘authority’ to speak on something – but, in case you’re curious, most of my work has been within faith communities organizing around LGBTQ inclusion and visibility as well as immigration reform, anti-racism, and economic justice. I’m still incredibly passionate about these things, although I find that as time goes on I’ve become more radical about the way I think about these things.