OLNY Presents: Pre-Holiday Check-In

Date(s) - November 23, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


It has been a challenging couple of years, and as the world begins to open back up many folks are dealing with new trauma and unique stressors. Additionally, the landscape of holidays can be a fraught time for consensually non-monogamous folks as they navigate balancing family of origin, chosen families, multiple partners, and friend groups. Although our usual end of year potluck meal is not on the table (haha very punny) this year, let’s gather virtually to reflect, express gratitude, and prepare for the rest of the year. This session will be part workshop including emotional regulation and breathing techniques and education, and part open discussion. All participants are asked to come with an open mind and an open heart, prepared to hold space for one another without judgment.
Meeting ID: 914 5445 8292
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Speaker Bio
Jeri Lynn Herbert-Brigante is the standing President of Open Love NY, a Masters of Social Work and Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership candidate at Tulane University, a High Priestess with Wiccan Family Temple, an instructor with the Academy of Pagan Studies, and an end of life doula. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid Counseling and Grief and Bereavement, and volunteers with Calvary Hospice. Jeri works in research with Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, is the co-founder of Deconstructing Polyamory, and is working on a project called SPACE Force which aims to increase organizational accountability for BIPOC educators’ psychological and emotional safety as well as fostering effective allyship among the CNM and kink communities. Dance and modeling are among her lifelong passions, and she is the co-founder and co-choreographer of the award-winning Findyhoppers as well as a Face of Fashion and model coach for Jersey City Fashion Week and model captain for Jersey City Caribbean-American Carnival. A published photographer, she loves going on adventures and in her free time she enjoys music, reading, and playing Animal Crossing. Jeri lives in Mt Pleasant, New York with her awesome husband Joe (of games in the park organizing fame) and their two cats, Leo and Dagda.