Grief and comfort:
Helping Hands for the Spirit Babies Ceremony:
Reverend Jeremiah Kalendae
Exhale Pro Voice: “the nation’s premiere organization addressing the emotional health and wellbeing of women and men after abortion.”
Backline: All Options Pregnancy Resource Center “Backline promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.”
Sharing your story:
Sea Change Program – Transferring the culture of reproductive stigma
The Abortion Diary Podcast – One Diary. Countless Stories. There is no shame in having an abortion. Come out. Share your story. Break the silence.
Other local events:
Books & music:
Here are some book suggestions for more inspiration:
A Cry from the Womb by Gwendolyn Awen Jones
Spirit Babies by Walter Makichen
Mishkan R’fuah: Where Healing Resides by Rabbi Shira Stern and Rabbi Eric Weiss (also ritualwell.org has some beautiful Jewish prayers)
Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan by William R. Lafleur
Jizo Bodhisattva: Guardian of Children, Travelers and other Voyagers by Jan Chozen Bays
All of these books are available on Amazon (some as kindle versions).
The Descent by Mage of Machines – a musical journey to the Underworld and the Isle of Apples to meet and talk to our ancestors.
Statuary and Jewelry:
The jizo statue we got was also from Amazon. This is a reasonably priced one!
Sacred Source – Goddess statues that use Fair Trade organizations and small businesses. They are also committed to environmental awareness.