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M Barclay

Pandemic or no pandemic - why I'm tending end of life care decisions

Pandemic or no pandemic - why I'm tending end of life care decisions

Update: Check out MyDirectives.com for easy, free, digitally accessible, and nationwide forms Proper and regular hand washing is getting a lot of attention right now. Obviously, the stakes are high and the attention is appropriate. But even though this moment holds acute risk, it’s a good reminder to re-examine our regular practices and routines. Ideally, we’re giving hand washing proper attention all the time - this practice acknowledges our interdependence in a world where many have precarious health and benefit from everyone’s participation in proper hygiene. This is a time for increased attention to something that, ideally, would already be...

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Anna Blaedel

Sacred Table Gathering

Sacred Table Gathering

An evening of community nourishment at the intersections of queerness and spirituality. Sacred Table is a partnership event between enfleshed and the Wesley Center at the University of Iowa. This event is open to the community. Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 6PM - 7:30PM The Wesley Center120 N Dubuque St Iowa City, Iowa 52245 Come. Eat. Linger. Share in ritual. Share in connection. Share in conversation about queerness and its Sacred offerings. Participation will be maxed at 40 people. Reservations are required in the form below for all Iowa City area community members. Children are welcome to attend with parents.  (No registration...

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M Barclay

A note about Trans Day of Remembrance and (white/cis) churches appropriating grief

A note about Trans Day of Remembrance and (white/cis) churches appropriating grief

Tl;dr: What I'm not saying: don't engage with TDOR if you are white and/or if you are cis or that your care/engagement/effort is wrong. What I am saying: let today be an invitation to be mindful. reflect. think critically about how this day has been shaped in recent years by large gay organizations and media. listen to what this day's roots might have to teach you about real solidarity, about centering those most affected, and whether or not you are in relationship with the ones you grieve. I am still un-learning a lot. But, I'm so grateful for those who invited me to begin.Beloveds,This...

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M Barclay

Thank you prayer for National Coming Out Day

Thank you prayer for National Coming Out Day

Thank you to the queer and trans ancestors who left us histories to hold on to.Thank you to every kid who is the first in their class or their school or their town or their family, who made it a little easier for the next one.Thank you to the elders who fought for yourselves and for us.Thank you to the ones who let your freak flag fly.Thank you to the ones who do "queer" in your own way.Thank you to the ones who take each other in.Thank you for kissing in public and holding hands in the street.Thank you to...

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