In this episode, I had a truly amazing conversation with Ori Aguila. I am beyond grateful to have had this opportunity to speak with them/him/él and take in some of their/his/él wisdom. We discuss what death means in our modern urban environment as well the importance of knowing what grace is and having the ability to offer grace to ourselves and each other and to step into personal responsibility when it is offered.
Ori Aguila (they/he/él), a Multi-hyphenate Death Worker, Educator, and Advocate, is a mixed Jewish and reclaiming Indígena Muisca of Occupied Colombia trauma specialist, death worker, writer, and grief & loss educator. They are Two-Spirit, TransNative, Queer AF, and sober transracial adoptee. For over 3 decades, Ori has provided care to the dying, the grieving, those who have experienced loss. An abolitionist community caregiver, they take on antisemitism, cultural genocide, transphobia, harm reduction, and advocate for adoptee rights in their work to bring justice and liberation to the death, grief, and loss care space.
You can learn more or reach out by following them/him/él on Instagram, visiting their/his/él website at athrivelife.org,