Mycroft Masada is a nonbinary trans and queer Jewish leader with 30 years of experience who moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland (Montgomery County near Washington DC) from their lifelong home of Boston in 2014. A TransEpiscopal Steering Committee member and former Congregation Am Tikva board member, Mycroft is particularly called to pursue LGBTQ+ and fat justice, and is an advocate, organizer, consultant, educator, trainer, writer and artist. They are married to Julia McCrossin, the mas(s)culine fatshion blogger, and with her they co-parent a dogter. Their central online home is MasadArts.blogspot.com.


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Sunday, March 1, 2020

"OTHERWISE CHRISTIAN 2 : STORIES OF RESISTANCE" INCLUDES A PIECE BY ME!


OC2 is a nonfiction anthology edited by Mx. Chris Paige -- personal reflections by 30 transgender (binary and non), intersex, and Two Spirit authors of many racial and spiritual identities!

You can order OC2 now -- and their siblings OtherWise Christian : A Guidebook For Transgender Liberation, Christian Faith & Gender Identity, and In Remembrance Of Me : Bearing Witness To Transgender Tragedy (with more books in the works)!

Main webpage
Table of Contents
Pre-orders for the Kindle e-book (Amazon)
Paperback pre-orders (Square)
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#OtherWiseChristian #OtherWiseChristian2 #TransAndSacred #NonBinaryAndSacred #IntersexAndSacred #TwoSpiritAndSacred #SacredOtherWise #YouAreLoved #YouAreNotAMistake #ClaimYourStory #ClaimingOurStories


Saturday, February 1, 2020

4th annual Theatrical Set Designs & Other Fripperies (Dec. 2019 - Jan. 2020)!

Yesterday was the last day of my friend Sarah B. Guest Perry’s 4th annual Theatrical Set Designs & Other Fripperies! THANK YOU, Fripperies fans, for all of your Likes/Reacts, Comments, Shares, tags, submissions, suggestions, etc.! Your participation makes the show possible, successful and worthwhile, especially as it is free, and it helps support our other work.  Sarah also has a blog, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestPatreon and books.  

Fripperies is one of Sarah’s three free annual art shows here on Facebook (and Twitter), and I’m among her art assistants. Every morning for two months (!), she publishes a multi-image post, complete with a creative intro and object label style descriptions. And we can tag you in the comments.

Her 4th annual Dollhouses & Other Miniature Worlds starts April 1st, the 7th annual Eerie Art September 1st, and the 5th annual Fripperies December 1st -- along with my 5th annual Mycroft’s Menorah Mishigas. Thanks again, and we'll see you in the Spring!

#Fripperies2019 #Fripperies2020 #MiniArt2020 #EerieArt2020 🎨🎭🔬🎃🖼

Saturday, January 25, 2020

I was featured on Goodwill Of Greater Washington's blog!

I went to Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Finding Your Good Meetup at their recently renovated Rockville store, and was included in their blog post!

“Mycroft, another diehard Goodwill pro, was spotted at the jewelry counter. They are an expert at finding unique pieces that turn heads, as shown on Facebook. Of this haul, we’re in love with this painterly watch!”

This is their photo of my finds.

Another highlight was that one of my fellow thrifters found a pair of 70s/80s women’s multicolored leather sandals, and they had some butterfly stickers on the bottoms that looked like they were from the same time, and intended for children. And that threw me back to a happy memory of my late mother.

In the early 80s, when my little* brother and I were very young children, and my mother would go out for the evening, she would wear a pair of dressy white leather sandals. And to help us be happier with being left at home, she let us put some of our stickers on the heels. I can still picture that -- I think at least one of them was a puffy lenticular sticker, maybe in a sports theme. And of course the 80s were a huge time for stickers, especially for children and youth. (And I know I’m not the only one here who never got over that!) If I ever knew what became of those shoes, I don’t remember it now. Hopefully my mother or another was able to enjoy them for the rest of their lives. Maybe they were thrifted into a good home!

My Goodwill experience made me realize that I’ve always thought this was a fairly common thing, but I’ve rarely talked with anyone about it. What do you think?

(*Now 6’5” to my 5’7”, but I’ll always be three years older!) 

#ThursdayThoughts #ThankfulThursday #ThriftyThursday #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #FolkloreThursday

Thursday, January 23, 2020

"Is that the man-lady?"

Dear Diary, and social media --

Today I was in Target, and a young girl kept asking her mother “Is that the man-lady?” -- because “they look like the man-lady”. Nu, I knew I was _a_ man-lady, but _The_ Man-Lady? I must be moving up in the world!

Yours truly, and Trewly

Lord-Lady / Lady-Lord Mycroft Masada Holmes-McCrossin
Of Gaithersburg-Upon-Washington
Lately Of Boston-By-The-Sea

P.s. This is not to say that I don’t also find these experiences challenging -- and many of my fellow trans and gender nonconforming people find them more so (and some find them less). How much more so as they happen every time I leave my house. But, especially as a trans Jew, or Trew, I also need to find the happiness and humor in them.  
👸🏳️‍⚧🤴

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Black Trans Prayer Book’s 2nd annual Transphobia Is A Sin campaign

and everyone’s invited!  
Take a selfie with a sign, hashtag it, share it!!!  
This is mine from last year, which I think bears repeating. 
#BlackTransPrayerBook #TransphobiaIsASin #TransPeopleAreDivine 
#TransphobiaIsTrayf #TransphobiaIsChayt #TransphobiaIsHaram #TransPeopleExistBecauseOurAncestorsExisted
🖤⚧🛐📖