In August I’m going to be presenting “The Body in Mourning: Body Art & Ritual in Remembrance of the Dead” for Death Party Philadelphia.
What I’m looking for:
Folks who’ve used body art/ritual as part of their mourning process who’re willing to share their stories. Photos and videos are super helpful since this is a visual presentation.
-Memorial tattoos (both literal and representational)
-Scarification. (bonus if cremation ash was used)
-anything I’m not thinking of
-If you were the practitioner, how did you feel being tasked with the emotional aspects of assisting your client’s mourning process?
What I’m going to need:
-your name. (first name is fine. alias is fine)
-the modification/body ritual used in mourning.
-how it helped you process the mourning
-photos/video of the modification, ritual, loved one (if you’re comfortable sharing)
Not everyone’s story is going to be used, due to time limitations, but may end up in a future issue of NODAL POINTS. Without judgement, self cutting falls outside of the focus of what I’m presenting.
You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you asap.