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Pregnancy Loss

"Another period. Another pregnancy lost. A child stillborn. Different paths toward emptiness—all devastating. Even if we try to pray, our prayers often crumble in our souls, our dreams dissolve in our hearts. Despair seeps in the doors, taps at the windows, and threatens to clog all our passages of hope. How can we speak softly to God when we see, yet again, the fruitless stain of our blood; when we feel the lifeless mass slipping from our womb; or when we hold a beautiful, perfect but still child in our arms? For some of us, no amount of explanation—medical or theological—can soothe." Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion For Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

My Depression

By Alden Solovy
This is a prayer to be said by someone with depression.   more
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Queer Families, Queer Mourning

By Ariana Katz
Building queer family is an act of resistance. I cannot stop looking at this art, made by Megan J Smith of the Repeal Hyde Art Project. Three purple figures hold hands, raising their arms in fists...  more
Blog Post | January 25, 2017

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