Hi, I’m Breeshia.
I received my B.A from Stanford University and completed my M.A at the University of Chicago. I also completed training as a lay ordained Zen Buddhist end-of-life caregiver via Upaya Zen Center. In the evenings, I use my role as an end-of-life caregiver to encourage those who are not facing illness, death or dying to be open to what grief can teach them about sex, desire, life and relationships via writing, online courses and in-person workshops. My work has been featured in Cosmo, Huffpost, Fast Company, and more.
My book, Grieving While Black, advocates for using mindfulness as a tool to expand the world’s conception of grief beyond concrete loss. I call attention to the numerous ways our experiences of inherent grief, related to the reality of impermanence, impact the way we (mis)understand power, craft self-image, and approach boundaries, conflict and accountability.