Grief can take on many forms. It may begin after, or in anticipation of, the death of a loved one or throughout any significant loss. We live in a strong culture of avoidance around death. Many people fear that talking honestly about their grief will be a burden to the ones they love, so instead they bottle the emotions up inside. And while hospice services and palliative care are gaining traction, many people still do not have sustainable systems in place to help them cope with loss and prepare for the end of life.
I am a part of a growing movement of death doulas and griefworkers who want to address these unmet needs. Death is not merely a medical event - it is a transformative experience that every living being must go through. Caring for a loved one through the end of life is a profound and intimate experience. Each day there are opportunities for new forms of hope - of memories shared, forgiveness exchanged, compassionate conversations, and a day without pain. Finding someone you trust who will listen to your fears, beliefs, and questions about death can be a huge relief.
If you have received a late stage diagnosis and are still seeking curative treatments, I will support you in whatever choices you make. My goals are to offer resources so that you can make informed decisions, support you through those choices to alleviate stress and ensure that your life is lived authentically.
As an adjunct to hospice care and medical services, I am here to serve as a compassionate presence through grief and end of life transitions. I will provide you with resources and non-medical emotional support throughout your journey. For more information about my services, click here.
Legacy of Our
Grief Support and
Serving LGBTQI Communities
I am here as an advocate and companion who aims to ensure that more members of my LGBTQI family die peacefully and with dignity.