YoureGoingtoDie

Little mortal reminders for a big life.

San Francisco, California · 143 Sales

YoureGoingtoDie

Little mortal reminders for a big life.

San Francisco, California 143 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Little mortal reminders for a big life.
Purchases go to support You're Going to Die - a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing people creatively into the conversation of death & dying, while helping to inspire and empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss & mortality - check out more at www.yg2d.com!

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2017

Little mortal reminders for a big life.
Purchases go to support You're Going to Die - a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing people creatively into the conversation of death & dying, while helping to inspire and empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss & mortality - check out more at www.yg2d.com!

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You're Going to Die is a creatively conscious mortality movement.

Ned Buskirk is the creator and host of the You’re Going to Die, a 501(c)3 nonprofit intent on bringing people creatively into the conversation of death and dying, while helping to inspire and empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss and mortality. The first live event was held on March 6th, 2009, as a simple poetry night held in the golden belly of a San Francisco apartment. After that first occurrence, it quickly spilled into the community spaces of the city, filling local cafes and dark bars with the words and songs of its people. And now, with its heart beating out of regularly occurring SF-based open mics and curated shows, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE has giving way to a larger manifestation of its title, one that encompasses more than the live event series, but is now an online international community creatively engaging with our shared mortality and all its inevitabilities.

“My mother died when I was 26, and while I believe I was always conscious of this unspoken truth, this shared eventuality, there was rarely, if ever, time and space made or held to talk about death, regardless of being raised by a mother who battled cancer for half my life. In my English MA program at San Francisco State I was asked to hold a creative communal space for students and local community to gather and share what inspires our lives. This live event, while not initially a space to overtly hold the conversation of death and dying, seemed to eventually seek that need on its own. As the months and years passed, fueled by growing creative support, the series found a greater following, more organization, its name, and finally, within a month of losing my mother-in-law, my children’s second grandmother, it found its purpose. What followed was my understanding of the honorable position I hold behind that purpose. While I think there are several reasons to account for the movement’s success, I’m certain the greatest cause for its momentum and relentless support is that we, as community, desperately need communal spaces, online and off, to gather and grieve, to suffer the losses we’ve endured or stand to lose eventually, to be with one another in this often unspoken truth that we ALL share: We Are Going to Die. Let’s accept that fact together and see how we can source this truth to inspire life.”
– Ned Buskirk

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    Ned Buskirk is the creator of You’re Going to Die, a movement intent on bringing people creatively into the conversation of death and dying, while helping to inspire and empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss and mortality.

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