Rya Jones is transwoman. She was born biologically male. She transitioned in 2015 after a suicide attempt forced her to wake up about how deeply her gender issues affected her.

Before that, she spent most of her adult life as a fundamentalist pastor. She was converted in college and became part of an Evangelical and Charismatic Non-denominational church. Shortly after graduation, Rya went on staff with the church, and became an ordained pastor in 2000.

She was married to an amazing woman that she met in the church. Their first kiss was at the altar on their wedding day. Together they had seven children. They divorced shortly after Rya transitioned but remain friends. The two have discussed writing a book together to describe their experiences. But we’ll see…


Follow Rya here:

YouTube: /RyaJones

Twitter: @HeyThisIsRya

Facebook: /HeyThisIsRya   (She doesn’t friend requests from people she doesn’t know, but feel free to follow)

Spotify: /RyaJones