Tie me to a weather balloon and let me go…

The end of May brings us a familiar guest. We are again happy to have Alex Washington back on our show!

Alex is a poet, facilitator, activist, and educator who recently moved to Chicago, IL. They are currently the Director of Programming for Harmony, Hope & Healing, and a freelance academic curriculum consultant. Alex’s academic and creative work is often reflective of how the self is presented in the digital world and how current socio-political events can distort that presentation.

Their work is focused on the Black queer experience, frequently tying in themes of mental health and mental illness, the body and the digital world, examination of power structures in the United States, and the modern spiritual experience of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

This time, we are discussing death and grief in various cultures. Have you thought about your own death as more than just an abstract concept? Join us as we delve into our thoughts on what happens after we die and how we hope to leave the earthly plane. Don’t forget to check out  our Monthly Newsletter to see what we have in store for the month of June. And as always, please leave us a review and send any questions or comments to beyondthescreamspod@gmail.com 

Resources

Link to Steph’s Death Playlist on Spotify:

An Outline of Different Cultural Beliefs at the Time of Death

Why we must be better at death | Jessica Hanson, RN – TED Talk

What 1000 Funerals Taught Me About Life.| Darren Maclean – TED Talk

How I Learned to Live by Officiating 500 Funerals | Jeff Gould – TED Talk

We don’t move on from grief, we move forward with it – Nora McInerny – TED Talk

Deep Grief and Divine Ceremony – Hillary Hurst – TED Talk

Why you should spend time with a dead body – Caitlin Doughty – TED Talk

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