Shelby Forsythia

Shelby Forsythia

Creating podcasts and books about grief and loss

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Cherished Calla Lily

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$11
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Thank you for supporting my work at an amount that is doable for you in your grief. This tier is named for the calla lily which symbolizes rebirth and the number 11 which represented new beginnings to me after the death of my mother.

As a patron of my work, you'll receive:
  • A digital copy of my first book, Permission to Grieve
  • Unlimited 50% discount on all of my online courses
  • Patrons-only exclusive invitation to the beta group of every new online course I create—your feedback helps me fine-tune it for other grievers!
  • Invitation to a private book launch group every time I publish a new book, plus a FREE digital copy of the book before it hits store shelves
  • Priority vote on what topics I speak/write about next
  • Library of past Patreon group support calls, Q&As, and workshops—going all the way back to 2018!

Tender Tulip

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$22
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Thank you for supporting my work at an amount that is doable for you in your grief. This tier is named for the tulip which symbolizes deep love and the number 22 which represented balance to me after the death of my mother.

As a patron of my work, you'll receive:
  • A digital copy of my first book, Permission to Grieve
  • Unlimited 50% discount on all of my online courses
  • Patrons-only exclusive invitation to the beta group of every new online course I create—your feedback helps me fine-tune it for other grievers!
  • Invitation to a private book launch group every time I publish a new book, plus a FREE digital copy of the book before it hits store shelves
  • Priority vote on what topics I speak/write about next
  • Library of past Patreon group support calls, Q&As, and workshops—going all the way back to 2018!

Intuitive Iris

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$33
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Thank you for supporting my work at an amount that is doable for you in your grief. This tier is named for the iris which symbolizes wisdom and the number 33 which represented guidance and luck to me after the death of my mother.

As a patron of my work, you'll receive:
  • A digital copy of my first book, Permission to Grieve
  • Unlimited 50% discount on all of my online courses
  • Patrons-only exclusive invitation to the beta group of every new online course I create—your feedback helps me fine-tune it for other grievers!
  • Invitation to a private book launch group every time I publish a new book, plus a FREE digital copy of the book before it hits store shelves
  • Priority vote on what topics I speak/write about next
  • Library of past Patreon group support calls, Q&As, and workshops—going all the way back to 2018!

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About Shelby Forsythia

**Important Note: I am taking a break from Patreon after experiencing the sudden and unexpected death of my best friend of 10 years. If you choose to support my work here, please know that I am not publishing regular content or updates. There is still a 4-year back catalog of workshops, live call replays, and blogs you can access with your pledge. Thank you for supporting me and my work during this time. 

Hi there! I'm Shelby Forsythia, and I help grieving people come back to life after death, divorce, diagnosis, and other major life transitions.
You might know me from my podcasts Grief Book Roundup, Grief Seeds, and Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss or my books Permission to Grieve and Your Grief, Your Way.

As a creator, my work shows up in many places—from earbuds to bookshelves. Patreon is the place where I invite you to show your gratitude for what I produce and help me cover my basic expenses so I can focus on making podcasts, books, workshops, online courses, and live events that help grievers like you come back to life after loss. Your ongoing financial support through a monthly or yearly pledge allows me the freedom to create without the anxiety of wondering how I’m going to keep the literal and metaphorical lights on.

I acknowledge that money is not the same for everyone—especially in grief. That’s why, no matter what amount you pledge here on Patreon, your benefits are the same. Whether you pledge $1 a month or $1,000 a month, you’ll receive:
  • A digital copy of my first book, Permission to Grieve
  • Unlimited 50% discount on all of my online courses
  • Patrons-only exclusive invitation to the beta group of every new online course I create—your feedback helps me fine-tune it for other grievers!
  • Invitation to a private book launch group every time I publish a new book, plus a FREE digital copy of the book before it hits store shelves
  • Priority vote on what topics I speak/write about next
  • Library of past Patreon group support calls, Q&As, and workshops

When you make your pledge, please take a moment to thoughtfully consider your position and privilege in society in terms of your race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and level of income. I trust you to know what you can afford right now in your grief and to alter your pledge as your finances change. If you are closer to a position of power (use this helpful chart for guidance | credit: Sylvia Duckworth), I encourage you to pledge at a higher amount. Doing so helps me offer more free and low-cost grief support to people who are unable to afford it, including Black grievers, Indigenous grievers, non-Black People of Color, disabled grievers, and queer grievers.

Thank you so much for supporting my work—and for supporting me as a creator.

Want to make a one-time contribution instead? You can find me here on PayPal.

You can find out more about my work at shelbyforsythia.com.

Because even through grief, we are growing. ♥

If you are looking for other grief and grief-adjacent creators here on Patreon, please join me in supporting the work of Sonya Renee TaylorBlair ImaniRachel CargleLayla F. SaadRachel RickettsDr. Joshua Black and Shawn Ram, and Nicole Cardoza.
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When I reach $1500/month, I'll put together a Patreon-exclusive virtual retreat! Let's connect over three days of workshops, live grief coaching, and rituals honoring our losses.

Patrons will receive full, exclusive access to the three-day virtual retreat plus replays of each session posted within one week of the retreat taking place.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 435 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
48
Images
112
Links
8
Polls
222
Writings
70
Videos

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