The hero’s journey always begins with the call

in service to supporting those who desire ways to mark passages in their life in a ritual, sacred, ceremonial & life giving way.  Assisting them in exploring their self designed Rite of Passage initiatory experience

“Embedded in every rite of passage is a blueprint for change. A call for transformation is heralded. Something old is released. A process of deconstruction and eventual reconstruction unfolds.Something new emerges. The integration of that which is new occurs. – Melissa Michaels, Youth on Fire

The Spark

PERSONAL NARRATIVE: A GENDER ODYSSEY

BEARING WITNESS: EXPLORING RITES OF PASSAGE AS A SUPPORTIVE FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing
and right-doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.”
-Rumi 

Tools used in creating your Contemporary, Self- Designed experience

Traditional Practices, Rituals & Ceremonies

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Shared experiences 

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Your Alchemy

ˈalkəmē/: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination

 

WE creatively MARK your PASSAGE IN A WAY THAT COMMUNICATES your crossing the threshold into a new way of being

Examples of self-generated ceremonies & rituals to Guide you through important transitions and breakthroughs

Crossing Thresholds

Setting Intentions & Discovering Gifts

Naming & Identity

Council & Witnessing

Rituals of Reconciliation // Working with Conflict, Trauma or Grief: 

Reclaiming our own roots // Ancestral re-connection  

Nature

Movement

In Community

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Communities Served

Queer//Gender Non-Conforming//Non-Binary//Transgender//Gender Fluid//Gender Queer//Two-Spirit//Intersexed

Gay//Lesbian//Bi-Sexual//Asexual

Questioning

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& are not limited by these labels

 

BRING ME TO YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS

LETS WORK TOGETHER & CO-CREATE

 

WE have the ability to collaborate &  assist in developing programs specific to your Organization's needs. 

 

TEACHERS that inform my work in the world
OUTWARD BOUND
JOANNA MACY
BILL PLOTKIN
YOUTH PASSAGEWAYS & DARCY OTTEY
MELISSA MICHAELS

QUEER ODYSSEY ANCHORS COMMITMENT TO BE IN SERVICE IN THE WORLD

If we do not initiate the young they will burn down the village to feel the heat. -African Proverb

IF OUR LIMINAL SPACES ARE APPROACHED INTENTIONALLY AND WITHIN COMMUNITY, RATHER THAN STAYING PARALYZED, RUNNING AWAY OR GOING AT IT ALONE, WE CAN BOLDLY APPROACH IT AND CONFIDENTLY MOVE FORWARD INTO OUR FUTURES.

When we become aware of our own liminality, most of us, if we’re honest, don’t know who to become or how to navigate the transition. We often miss the real potential of ‘in-between’ places

Rites of passage require the individual to shed their current roles, identities, self-concepts & societal obligations & pass through a space of change before resuming their new roles & identities in their communities