Meet our DC table, who's fundraising to keep The Dinner Party thriving in 2019. Donate via link in bio.
"Our table is a group of people who would otherwise have very little in common - we're all different ages, orientations, genders, and pretty much every other identity you can come up with - but we all lost someone too soon."
And that feeling of wanting a community that "gets it" is what brought us together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We've been meeting monthly for a year now, and we look forward to seeing each other every month. We love the opportunity to talk to people who understand our grief: in the ways that it shows up in our lives - we can cry together, mourn together, and feel sad - but we're also there for the ways grief DIDN'T change us - we laugh together, watch TV shows together, and have fun together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Says host, Emma: "Nine months after my dad died, my mom was diagnosed with a very serious cancer. My dinner party table community is always the first to check in on me: how is she, can we do anything, what's the latest. So many people think asking about her is taboo - like it's so sad, having a parent get cancer nine months after the other one dies - that they don't bring it up. But my table is full of people who aren't afraid to talk about the topics other people avoid."
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