Welcome to Taj*Speaking, the virtual home of Taj M. Smith. Learn a little more about me on the About page and feel free to check out my blog. This is my personal site.  You’ll find my insights on what’s happening around me as well as some poetry on my blog. 

My writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and QChristian Fellowship. I’ve preached at First Church in Cambridge, UCC, Old South Church, King’s Chapel, and other churches in the greater-Boston area.

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Recent Posts 


Poem: When you Kill Us

I wrote this poem while reflecting on the most recent outbreak of black death caused by police as well as the most recent outbreak of trans death in our society. My black trans heart hurts. My black trans soul is tired from having to relentlessly fight for my humanity. I’m especially tired of having to […]


A Homily for All Saints/Souls Day

John 11:32-44 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. […]