We believe that buried beneath our most isolating experiences lie the seeds for rich community, empathy, and meaningful connection.
We propose a month-long pop-up dinner series in community gardens and public spaces, hosted in partnership with local community organizations in cities across the country. We'll invite residents of varying ages, creeds, and cultural and economic backgrounds for a chance to talk openly about our experiences of death and dying and grief and loss, and what it means to live well after.
We'll use the dinners to develop an open-sourced Guide to Living Well After Loss -- one that can be continually updated, as people share and discover their own stories, tips, and practices for living and dying well. We wish to offer an alternative to the expert-driven, time-stamped, and culturally out-of-touch resources so often found in the bereavement section of the local library. The guide, available for free online and in analog form, will help those who don't know what questions to ask identify what they're looking for, and where to go to get what they need.
In addition to the guide, we'll create tools and materials to help others host similar conversations in their local communities.