Spiritual Will-Writing: Identifying as You in Life & Death
Join Ari Simon for a Spiritual Will-writing workshop on having our identity be reflected in our life and in our death, happening Sunday 9/19 10am PDT.
Together, we'll explore the practice of writing a nonmaterial will as a way to preserve the story of our lives and decide how we want it shared when we're no longer living. We will center our identities – gender, sexual, racial, religious, physical, cultural, and more – in this process, as a way to more wholly connect with our unique selves and more fully consider how we want to be memorialized and remembered.
The workshop will offer a short context-setting introduction, ample time for writing, and opportunities for small group sharing. Prompts will be designed to be inclusive of people at all ages and stages of life.
This is a time to reconnect with yourself, revisit your past, and discover what you want to leave behind.
Sunday, September 19 2021 10am PDT/1pm EDT
Zoom link to be provided
Tickets are a $10 suggested contribution (on a sliding scale). No one turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to request a no-cost ticket, secure one here.
Ari Simon (they/them) is a facilitator, coach, community engagement practitioner, and artist. Ari developed and leads Queering Death, an intergenerational community learning series exploring intersections of death, dying, and grief with LGBTQ+ identity and queer theory. With this cohort, Ari published Queering Death: An Anthology of Questions, a death, dying, and grief-focused workbook of prompts for contemplation and conversation. Ari's various programs on death care, grief, and personal & collective resilience have engaged over a thousand participants from across North America, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a background in public policy and management, Ari runs Inner & Outer Engagement, a practice offering workshops, planning processes, engagement strategies, personal coaching, and more to bring people into conversation and connection around topics such as environmental policy, organizational values, community resilience, gender identity, and grief, death & loss.