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Today's podcast is full of fantastic resources, so make sure you check out everything in the list below! The extra-long introduction tiptoes around the essay topic because it's a tough one. This week I found out my childhood priest was named in another Catholic sexual misconduct report. I've got all kinds of feelings around this news and I worked some of it out in writing. That's today's essay.
Our guest Jillian Richardson is the founder of The Joy List, a newsletter full of opportunities to make friends. Jillian is passionate about bringing people together and eradicating loneliness and I'm so glad there are people in this world like her. We chat about the inspiration behind her work (which involves adult summer camp!), the awkwardness of friend dates, and cultivating meaningful friendships that turn into chosen family.
A comprehensive list of everything mentioned in this episode:
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I hope to see you at FeMN Fest in Duluth this weekend!
I'll be selling Peney Cakes at my booth, too.
And repping ThisFem.
Tribes by Sebastian Junger
The Art of Community by Charles Vogl
Community by Peter Block
Teaching Community by bell hooks
Yearning by bell hooks
Awakening Together by Larry Yang
Harvard Divinity School's How We Gather reports, specifically The Care of Souls
The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
Kishonna Gray's syllabus test