What is preaching as a woman like?
Two experiences come to mind for me. One was made over coffee by a woman who was intending to be complementary. 'You were so good I didn't even think of you as a woman,' she said. At the time I was too dumbfounded to respond. It was probably an early step along my journey to exploring how women preach and how they might preach in a way that liberates women.
The second incident is much more recent. I had been invited to speak, and was introduced as a feminist theologian, which I am. At the end of the event, a man came up to me. 'You shouldn't allow them to introduce you as a feminist,' he advised. 'It stopped me listening to you, and you were actually really good.'
Other women have told me of Church Wardens telling them to dress less colourfully because colours don't befit a woman of the cloth.
What experiences have you had?