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Spiritual Will-Writing: Identifying as You in Life & Death

Hosted by Ari Simon, In honor of All who've been denied spiritual care due to their identity

Spiritual Will-Writing: Identifying as You in Life & Death
In this Spiritual Will-writing workshop, we'll uplift our own identities to connect with the story of our lives and leave behind our truths – no matter what stage of life you're at.

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.

Workshop Writing & Literature Celebration & Remembrance


Spirituality LGBTQ+ End-of-Life Planning Living Fully Older Adults

This event is in honor of All who've been denied spiritual care due to their identity

Across generations, many people have been denied spiritual care around death and dying, and many have had their identities erased in their memorializing, particularly LGBTQIA+ folks. This event honors them and seeks a future in which all trans and queer people, and all people, find their identity reflected and loved throughout their life and death.