Hi, I’m Breeshia
I am a Grief Expert and the author of Grieving While Black: An Anti-racist Take on Oppression and Sorrow, available in stores nationwide. 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.
I spent five years working in end-of-life care via hospitals and hospice while actively being involved in racial justice work. 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 desire, life and relationships. My goal is to break open my clients' conception of grief beyond concrete, past loss to recognize the ways that fear of impermanence drives every aspect of their lives. I've given workshops at institutions and companies across the country, including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Washington.
My work has been featured in Cosmo, Shondaland, Lion's Roar, Huffpost, Fast Company, and more.