Rites of Passage
Many experiences mark a transformation from one phase of life to another: A wedding, the birth or adoption of a child, bridging into youth or young adulthood, or transitioning into an authentic identity or claiming an affirming name...As well as divorce and separation, death, imprisonment, and transitioning into long-term care.
Each transition holds sacred potential for inner transformation, deep joy, and healing. Each transition is as unique as the people involved. I craft meaningful rites of passage that tap into the deepest needs and possibilities embedded in these powerful moments of life transition.
Me and the Rev Emma Chattin, Executive Director of the Transgender Education Association, receiving an award for establishing a play group for gender expansive children and their families, which included affirming rituals for children and their families for varied gender identity affirming milestones.
Celebratory ritual installing welcoming sign at Accotink UU Church
Bowl of stones, as used in a memorial service.
Memorial Garden at Accotink UU Church in Burke, VA