Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2016
This description of Lennon Flowers's work was prepared when Lennon Flowers was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Lennon Flowers is upsetting the current clinical approach that pathologizes grief with a universal, humanizing model that empowers deeper community and personal growth. Through The Dinner Party, people who’ve lost a loved one are transforming life after loss from a deeply isolating experience and culturally taboo topic to an extraordinary tool for connection and community-building.
The New Idea
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Lennon has teamed up with Ashoka Fellows Jenn Bailey and Emily May to create The People's Supper

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