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62. Normalizing Death and Interrogating our Unquestioned Beliefs with Rachael Rice


Rachael Rice is someone who I have held in high esteem for some time. She is first and foremost, an artist — depicting the world as she sees it and as what she sees coming. She's also a prolific writer, educator, and death doula. Her work lies at the crossroads of grief, radical togetherness, creative expression, death, learning, and magic. Rachael's art, writing, and speaking have really expanded my lens of the world as I work to decolonize my mind and awaken to a deeper, more real, more radical experience of this world. So I asked Rachael to come onto the Belonging podcast to talk about death, knowing that we would weave a conversation that goes so much deeper than just death — because death is a part of life, it's a part of all things.I really see this conversation as a continuation of the one I began with my death midwife teacher, Jerrigrace Lyons, on the Belonging podcast last year. Rachael and I recorded this conversation with the nearness of death that felt potent in the height of COVID-19. Together, We talk about how we live in a death-phobic society, a society that believes in unfettered growth — not really taking in that life has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We talk about the consequences when we pretend that things don't end (because they do), being in an underworld journey, somatic grief embodiment practices, and a radical remembering of animism.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachael-rice/Follow Rachael on Instagram: https://instagram.com/rachaelriceFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/


29 Jun 2020

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#8: Core Collapse Competencies, with Rachael Rice

Embracing Apocalypse

Rachael Rice is an artist, writer, grief monger and death worker. You can find her online at RachaelRice.com. She talks with Eric about how apocalypse means different things to different people, how we are in a war of imaginations, death phobia in the apocalypse, and core collapse competencies, among other things. Listeners can find transcripts, show notes, and other associated premium content at patreon.com/ericgarza.

1hr 7mins

9 Feb 2020

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Ep. 63 Dying and the Repairing of Belonging with Rachael Rice

RECLAIM with Thais Sky

What does it mean to live in a death-phobic culture? What hope do we have for the future living on a damaged planet? What role does ancestral connection play in grief and creativity? In this nourishing conversation, Rachael Rice shares her thoughts on death, belonging and the art of living. To grab the show notes including all the information on today’s guest, go to www.ThaisSky.com/podcast/63 and please consider supporting this podcast through Patreon at Patreon.com/ThaisSky. If you like what you heard, it would mean the world to me if you took a moment to leave a review and share this podcast with your community. Thank you for your generous attention. XO Thais Socials // Website: www.ThaisSky.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/IamThaisSky Instagram: www.instagram.com/IamThaisSky Patreon: www.Patreon.com/ThaisSky


29 Jan 2019

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We Have To Talk About This. Racism, #MeToo & Toxic Masculinity with Rachael Rice

Well Damn

Morgan dives deep with Rachael Rice artist, writer, spiritual teacher, and a leading voice on racism, social justice, and deep healing for our generation about racism, #MeToo, toxic masculinity, gun violence, and the activism we all need to engage in to make life on this planet a #welldamn good one for all. Morgan Lynzi  http://instagram.com/MorganLynzi http://twitter.com/Morganlynzi Well Damn  http://instagram.com/welldamnlifestyle http://YouTube.com/Welldamn Rachael Rice https://www.instagram.com/rachaelrice Rachael's Website Rachael's Resources For the #WellDamn Fam:  Adrienne Maree Brown on Kanye + Trauma: Trauma Makes Weapons of Us All: an interview with adrienne maree brownAn amazing podcast about whiteness + how race was made: Episode 32: How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)Bayo Akomolafe (ancestral): Your life is an intergenerational projectDesiree Adaway's Diversity is an Asset Program for groups, businesses, and individuals:   Diversity Is An Asset : Showing us ways to love, protect and defend one another.

1hr 4mins

12 Jun 2018

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TNP109 Tending The Threshold with Rachael Rice and Bec Stupak

The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola: Intuition, Spirituality and the Mystery of Life

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at tendingthethreshold.com It is a gathering of Change-makers, Bridge builders and Edge Dwellers, with no agenda other than to practice being together, and to learn how to take care of each other and the world, in these challenging times. The container at this un-conference will be held by a group of ten co-facilitators from three countries and many walks of life. The group includes: Poet and spoken word artist, Tannur Ali Conflict Engagement and Resolution practitioner, Aftab Erfan Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Desiree Adaway Clinical Psychologist and Author, Bayo Akomolafe Social Entrepreneur, Donnie Maclurcan Artist and Death Doula, Rachael Rice Educator, facilitator and Indigenous rights activist, Aaron Ortega Videographer and artist, Bec Stupak Therapist, ritualist and conference founder, Holly Truhlar And myself, Carmen Spagnola. *** Rachael Rice is a full-time artist, musician, writer, educator and death doula. Her work lies at the crossroads of grief, radical togetherness, creative expression, death, learning, and magic. Her background is in critical pedagogy and constructivist theory where she specialized in differentiated instruction and educating for democracy with concentrations in Art and English. She spent over 20 years in the classroom as a certified, licensed public school art teacher, as well as in after-school and out-of-school community-based arts programs that serve primarily at-risk youth, folks with disabilities and low-income communities. She also worked in the social enterprise non-profit startup world implementing systems to support communities our current systems have failed.  http://rachaelrice.com Bec Stupak is an artist, musician and videographer who's work is based on visioning, magic, ritual and ecstatic play. Her focus has been on depicting liminal spaces and transporting the viewer into the non-ordinary through the experience of her work. She was a Deitch Projects artist, exhibited at the Whitney Biennial and has been a primary member of the Joshua Light Show. Most recently she has been exploring expressions of gratitude and the experience of ceremony through a series of drawings that are transformed into wearable prayers. http://www.becstupak.com


27 Apr 2018

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018: White Ladies Finding Themselves, Evolving our Language, and Death Doula’ing with Rachael Rice

Going There with Jen

Sometimes you just need a winding conversation…one with really no start and end (other than we only had an hour scheduled).Throw in Rachael Rice and you have one magical, radical, whimsical, intriguing, inspiring, and challenging conversationWE COVER THE GAMUT…LITERALLY…LIKE CRADLE TO GRAVE.We start off talking about art and snowflakes and how BAD I am at art and we throw in some exotic marshmallow making and then Rachael agrees to be my surrogate crafty mom…WHA?!?!?!?!?!(Little does she know I fully plan on taking her up on this when I’m trying to think of a crafty project with my daughter).We end up talking about our abusive dads and how it impacts our parenting (and truthfully, scares us), why we think people should be judged, cultural appropriation and how it relates to/impacts Rachael’s artwork, disability advocacy and the importance of evolving our language, sitting in the uncomfortable, her work as a death doula (this stuff is f a s c i n a t i n g), and our anesthetized culture which OF COURSE has people eating Tide Pods.Listen in, take notes, ask yourself (and others) some hard questions and come say HI to RACHAEL and ME on Insta to continue the conversation.FAVORITE MOMENTSTo see boho-laced dreamcatchers manufactured overseas so that I can make money…? Fuck that. No way…that’s not why I’m on this planet.Can white people just unplug from the internet for a minute and let the non-dominant folks have the floor….throw them some money and just say, “Thanks.”?I’m trying to direct my rage….I’ve appropriated the anger of oppressed folks and I need to remember…what’s mine?There’s ableism in demanding everyone to memorize and learn concepts our culture doesn’t actually educate us on…at all!It’s staggering the amount of care taken to protect children from the reality of the world…the way that life is.Death for me, crosses the level of comfortability in the uncomfortable and I think it’s because I’ve wanted my dad dead for most of my life and that makes me feel like a shitty person.Parts of us are meant to be broken – that brokenness is part of how we know ourselves to be human.PEOPLE + RESOURCES MENTIONEDIllana Burk of YOUR LIFE’S WORKSHOPThe END of Rachael’s DreamCatcher careerRachael’s conversation with Carmen Spagnola of NUMINOUS PODCASTRachael’s writings about the WHITE LADY FINDING HERSELF (NOTE: Rachael and I both identify as WHILFTS).MEET RACHAELI am a full-time artist, writer, and educator. My work lies at the crossroads of creative expression, community, justice, teaching, healing and magic.My background is in critical pedagogy + constructivist theory where I specialized in differentiated instruction and educating for democracy with concentrations in Art and English.I have spent over 20 years in the classroom as a certified, licensed public school art teacher, as well as in after-school and out-of-school community-based arts programs that serve primarily at-risk youth, folks with disabilities and low-income communities.In a subsequent professional iteration, I spent some years in the social enterprise non-profit startup world where I worked to implement systems to support communities where our current systems have failed. This included things like innovative repurposing of industrial surplus, outreach, development + fundraising, and starting alternative + complementary currency supported approaches to health care.Learn more about Rachael at WWW.RACHAELRICE.COM.WEBSITE ∆ INSTAGRAM ∆ PATREON ∆ FACEBOOK ∆ ETSYSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Feb 2018

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TNP84 Honouring Ancestors with Rachael Rice

The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola: Intuition, Spirituality and the Mystery of Life

Rachael Rice is an artist, teacher, musician, truth-teller, and whistle-blower amongst many, many other things. In this intimate conversation, we talk about the death of her mother and how it affected her creativity, her spiritual growth and her journey of recovery. Rachael was 22 when her mother died, and her mom was 49. Learn more about Rachael here. Purchase her original art here, and in her Etsy shop and more cool items on Society6. Listen to our conversation (including Marybeth Bonfiglio!) on Confronting Whiteness here. Find out more about the 12 Step approach here. Learn more about the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach here. Rachael mentioned Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, too. Check out Stephen Jenkinson's book Die Wise and Rachael's mom's favourite book on death, Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living And Conscious Dying by Stephen and Ondrea Levine.


31 Oct 2017

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TNP67 Confronting Whiteness with Rachael Rice and Marybeth Bonfiglio

The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola: Intuition, Spirituality and the Mystery of Life

I'm not gonna lie. This one's a doozy. In this episode of the podcast, I am the guest and I say the F word and several other swear words, a lot. The full-length version of this conversation was published in video form as part of Rachael Rice's series, Confronting Whiteness. I met Rachael and Marybeth online and we became familiar with each other's work through Facebook conversations. It was evident to me from the beginning that these are women who know what time it is (#revolutiontime). If you're on Insta, you should definitely follow them. In this conversation, I tell the story of The Racist Dinner Party and I rant about white fragility in Well-intentioned White Women Sisterhood spaces. I make the case for developing a more mature and nuanced relationship with shame and honour, and I implore white women to become more resilient when it comes to racial conversations. Here are the excellent resources cited in this episode: The Roots Of Addiction In Free Market Society Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor The Bluest I Blog by Michelle R Smith Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses For An Old Tool by Jennifer Jacquet

1hr 15mins

14 Feb 2017

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Episode 65: Healing through creativity: Why you need it, with Rachael Rice

Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen

Hey Ass kickers! Welcome to episode 65 of the Your Kick-Ass Life podcast! Today we’ve got a topic I’m super excited to dive into and share with you: healing through creativity. And we have a very special guest to share her wisdom on this subject: Rachael Rice. Rachael is an artist, writer, teacher, and speaker who travels the world performing and creating non-stop like a BOSS. She believes and teaches others to express themselves, and embrace the healing that happens in the process. On today’s show we talk about why it’s so hard for us to be still (eek!), why humans are meaning-making machines (and how to deal with it) and how to redefine and understand yourself as a creative being.


23 Sep 2015