Shelby Forsythia is creating the Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss podcast
19

patrons

$150
per month
Hi there! I'm Shelby Forsythia, a podcaster who insists on showing up for grievers.

My show, Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss, is dedicated to opening up dialogue about death, divorce, diagnosis and all the other losses that change our lives.

I'm on Patreon because:
1) I want to keep creating my heart's work, and
2) I want to offer fun swag and insider interactions to the individuals who keep me going.

Becoming a patron means standing with me in the belief that the world needs more open conversation about the days, months, and years that follow loss. 

This grief thing ain't easy—but we can make it a little less isolating by getting our hands (and ears!) on as many stories of life after loss as we can. That is my mission on Coming Back.

Just check out these reviews!
★★★★★
"Brilliant, kind, compassionate. Her podcast helps me feel just human, going through it, with other humans. A true gift." -Amy, Facebook Review
★★★★★
"A remedy for anyone who has experienced the grief that comes with loss." -Apple Podcasts Review
★★★★★
"Shelby's podcast and Facebook group have made me realize that there are others walking this road of grief. I am not alone!" -Donna, Facebook Review
Your monthly Patreon pledge affords me the freedom to discover, record, and produce new content for Coming Back—think reviews of the latest grief books, bringing on special guests, and (eventually) traveling to say hello to all of you! Plus you get exclusive access to artwork, swag, and "off-air" time with me. Yes!!

It takes about 20 hours behind the scenes to produce each episode of Coming Back. I could go after advertisers or put up an "insiders only" paywall to compensate for my time, but I firmly believe that grieving people need and deserve free, easily accessible resources—especially in the immediate aftermath of their losses. And whether that's my expertise, a listener's question answered, or a guest's personal story, I want Coming Back to exist in the world with as few barriers to entry as humanly (and technologically) possible.

I never expected this would be my calling, but talking about grief and loss is my heart's work—and I'm determined to keep on doing it! I would be so honored to have your support along the way. Thank you so, so much for being here—and for listening to Coming Back. I can't wait to see you behind the scenes!

Because even through grief, we are growing. ♥

For more information on how Patreon works (and to check out the awesome stickers you'll receive when you pledge $12/month or more!), check out my Facebook LIVE all about why Patreon is the perfect platform for Coming Back:

Tiers
Supportive Seeds
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
For the price of a cup of coffee per month, you'll receive:

- Instant access to a collection of gorgeous, floral digital wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, Android, tablet, and desktop with the podcast's tagline, "Even through grief, we are growing"—designed by yours truly! 

- A first-name shoutout during the credits of the first podcast that airs after your Patreon pledge

- An invitation to join my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts

Standout Sprouts
$12 or more per month 5 patrons
For the price of a paperback book per month, you'll receive all previous tiers plus...

- Three (3) custom Coming Back stickers, two featuring the podcast's logo (one square and one round), and one featuring the podcast's tagline, "Even through grief, we are growing"—perfect for laptops, water bottles, helmets, and more!

- A handwritten note expressing my thanks for your support

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts 

Spirited Students
$33 or more per month 2 patrons
For the price of a popular subscription box per month, you'll receive all previous tiers plus...

- An invitation to a monthly hour-long Google Hangout where you can ask me anything about grief, loss, my life, or the podcast!

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts 

Goals
$150 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I'll purchase registration to a major U.S. grief or podcast conference, produce a special podcast episode about the conference, AND host a Coming Back meetup in the city where the conference is located!

Potential conferences include:
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • End Well Symposium (San Francisco, CA)
  • International Death, Grief, & Bereavement Conference (LaCrosse, WI)
  • Podcast Movement (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Podcon (Location TBD)
  • The Grief Recovery Method International Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Werk It (Location TBD)
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Hi there! I'm Shelby Forsythia, a podcaster who insists on showing up for grievers.

My show, Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss, is dedicated to opening up dialogue about death, divorce, diagnosis and all the other losses that change our lives.

I'm on Patreon because:
1) I want to keep creating my heart's work, and
2) I want to offer fun swag and insider interactions to the individuals who keep me going.

Becoming a patron means standing with me in the belief that the world needs more open conversation about the days, months, and years that follow loss. 

This grief thing ain't easy—but we can make it a little less isolating by getting our hands (and ears!) on as many stories of life after loss as we can. That is my mission on Coming Back.

Just check out these reviews!
★★★★★
"Brilliant, kind, compassionate. Her podcast helps me feel just human, going through it, with other humans. A true gift." -Amy, Facebook Review
★★★★★
"A remedy for anyone who has experienced the grief that comes with loss." -Apple Podcasts Review
★★★★★
"Shelby's podcast and Facebook group have made me realize that there are others walking this road of grief. I am not alone!" -Donna, Facebook Review
Your monthly Patreon pledge affords me the freedom to discover, record, and produce new content for Coming Back—think reviews of the latest grief books, bringing on special guests, and (eventually) traveling to say hello to all of you! Plus you get exclusive access to artwork, swag, and "off-air" time with me. Yes!!

It takes about 20 hours behind the scenes to produce each episode of Coming Back. I could go after advertisers or put up an "insiders only" paywall to compensate for my time, but I firmly believe that grieving people need and deserve free, easily accessible resources—especially in the immediate aftermath of their losses. And whether that's my expertise, a listener's question answered, or a guest's personal story, I want Coming Back to exist in the world with as few barriers to entry as humanly (and technologically) possible.

I never expected this would be my calling, but talking about grief and loss is my heart's work—and I'm determined to keep on doing it! I would be so honored to have your support along the way. Thank you so, so much for being here—and for listening to Coming Back. I can't wait to see you behind the scenes!

Because even through grief, we are growing. ♥

For more information on how Patreon works (and to check out the awesome stickers you'll receive when you pledge $12/month or more!), check out my Facebook LIVE all about why Patreon is the perfect platform for Coming Back:

Recent posts by Shelby Forsythia

Tiers
Supportive Seeds
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
For the price of a cup of coffee per month, you'll receive:

- Instant access to a collection of gorgeous, floral digital wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, Android, tablet, and desktop with the podcast's tagline, "Even through grief, we are growing"—designed by yours truly! 

- A first-name shoutout during the credits of the first podcast that airs after your Patreon pledge

- An invitation to join my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts

Standout Sprouts
$12 or more per month 5 patrons
For the price of a paperback book per month, you'll receive all previous tiers plus...

- Three (3) custom Coming Back stickers, two featuring the podcast's logo (one square and one round), and one featuring the podcast's tagline, "Even through grief, we are growing"—perfect for laptops, water bottles, helmets, and more!

- A handwritten note expressing my thanks for your support

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts 

Spirited Students
$33 or more per month 2 patrons
For the price of a popular subscription box per month, you'll receive all previous tiers plus...

- An invitation to a monthly hour-long Google Hangout where you can ask me anything about grief, loss, my life, or the podcast!

- Instant and continuing exclusive access to Patreon-only posts