Grace Semler Baldridge, who professionally goes by the artist’s name, ‘Semler,’ is a self-identified sad, queer, folk artist.
Semler created the docuseries, State of Grace on Refinery29, where she explores what it means to identify as a Christian and a member of the LGBTQ community. The docuseries was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism.
Just a few weeks ago, Selmer made history by being the first-ever out queer person to top the Christian music charts with her new album, Preacher’s Kid.
- Faith and Identity: Queer who rediscovered clear sense of self via deconstruction
- Great Movements: Starts with something small that peaks interest and curiosity
- Leading Example: Dad, an Episcopal priest, was loving, affirming, and accepting
- Wider Church Culture: Not spared from questioning mixed messages, rules
- Preacher’s Kid: Compilation of honest, raw, explicit, processed Christian music
- Inch of Peace: Reflecting on church camps, but not moved by the spirit
- Painful to Pray: Pro Christians who abuse others by acting in the name of God
- Jesus From Texas: Learn that blessings are sins; own both the blessing and pain
- Different Worship Experience: Make space for complex relationships with creator
Links and Resources:
Grace Semler Baldridge on Twitter
Grace Selmer Baldridge on Instagram
Grace Selmer Baldridge on TikTok
Under Our Roof Podcast
State of Grace on Refinery29
Jesus From Texas on SoundCloud
Murder With Friends
Pure by Linda Kay Klein
Masterclass: 4 Practices You Can Start Now to Move Beyond Shame
Queerology Podcast on Instagram
Queerology Podcast on Twitter
Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts
Matthias Roberts on Patreon
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