Mari (pronounced Mahdi) Gonzalez is a grief revolutionary ~ after experiencing personal losses, ranging from the deaths of dear friends, family members, relationships, experiences, and more, she used her over 20 years of experience as a midwife, RN, minister, and social worker to develop courses and rituals to help integrate loss into life.
"Our cultural stagnation and fear around grieving is a weakness & I believe knowing and feeling what we grieve, is one of the things that makes us strong." Mari is passionate about breaking down the social barriers around grief & the stigma attached to it. Over the last two decades, as a midwife, minister, and palliative care nurse, she has had the privilege of ushering hundreds through the passage of life and death.
Mari is co-founder/curator/editor of the Grief Rites Foundation, where art is used as agency to live boldly with grief. By curating monthly readings, publishing articles, & facilitating workshops, Grief Rites creates the space for grief stories to be witnessed.
She is the daughter of Cuban immigrants, was raised in Miami, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
For inquires, contact Mari@TheGriefRevolution.com