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parsing our exits as care: queer funerals & post-life practicalities


a workshop and workbook developed by Emary Parisi and Harumi Miura as part of our 2022 Chrysalis Sessions hosted at University of California, Los Angeles.  

Using a queer anarchist lens, Parsing our Exits as Care: Queer Funerals & Post-Life Practicalities invites those who gather within it, as readers and/or workshop participants, to parse out intentions around death & funerals.

Limited copies will be available this July at the San Francisco Art Book Fair at our friends’ Press Press booth and at Emary Parisi’s forthcoming workshop at HolSol Studio in Philadelphia this Fall. PDF copies are also available for free download.   

Lets (re)imagine our exits: deaths & funerals—as an act of care towards our loved ones, communities, and selves. How can confronting death’s inevitability yield agency for queers today? In this workbook, readers are invited to address components of post-life: from will-writing to digital asset management to commemorative playlists, and on.

Parsing our Exits as Care emerged from the workshop developed by Emary Parisi and Harumi Miura as part of our 2022 Chrysalis Sessions hosted at University of California, Los Angeles  and can be used independently of or within the workshop space.

Trigger warning: discussions around death and funerals.

︎download the PDF. 

image descriptions: 

1. Emary sits on a colorful table facilitating a workshop. snacks, flowers, pink sheets of paper and pencils surround them. they look downward toward the table and are reading working definitions out loud for the group.
 
2. two copies of the booklet lay on top of eachother on a blue woven carpet. the top copy is bright pink and the bottom copy is orange. in red text the booklet cover says, “parsing our exits as care: queer funerals & post-life practicalities, Emary Parisi, Chrysalis Sessions, Center for Liberatory Practice & Poety’. 

Wednesday Nov 3 2021