First, I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting the podcast this year. It was a busy one and there were several growing pains as I found my footing as an audiobook narrator and comedy content creator on TikTok. I also started what has become one of the largest online group for widow/ers in their 20s and 30s on discord. Special thanks to BC for all his fantastic help when it comes to managing the group!
Something that has become clear to me these past 12 months is the need for more services and resources for all grieving people. This is particularly the case for people in the LGBTQ+, black, brown, indigenous, people of color communities, and other underrepresented groups (polyamorous widows, unwed widows, and more).
While Death is Hilarious has always been about exploring using humor to cope with grief, it has largely been focused on young widows and entertainment. The podcast and (until recently, thanks to BC) the support group have been things that I’ve been doing mostly on my own and as passion projects when time allows.
That’s something I’ve wanted to change and I’ve recently been presented with the opportunity to make that a reality.
I’m excited to share that as of January 2022, Death is Hilarious will begin the process of applying for non-profit status and will provide peer to peer mentorship programs, peer led support groups, professional led groups and talks, resource connections, and podcast production with a humorous, realistic, and death positive approach for individuals experiencing grief.
While I can’t share specifics quite yet, I’ll be teaming up with other professionals in order to provide these services as well as offer up to 16 additional podcast episodes a month.
This wouldn’t have been possible without your help over the past two years and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your support – I’ll be sharing more details soon!
As always, please feel free to get in touch with any questions, concerns, or ideas you have.
Happy New Year!