Grace Park (she/her) is your resident jack-of-all-trades, expert-of-none, currently studying for her Masters of Divinity and Theological Studies degrees at Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary. She is also a lover of fire noodles, thunderstorms, pimple-popping videos, and (most) all things Christmas.

추석 (chuseok)
Collective Mourning and Resistance
By Grace Park

추석 resists separation and isolation by grounding us in community. While it may not be in-person gatherings with lots of delicious food, and we may be by ourselves physically, we are deeply connected to each other through the observance of this day. We experience it as we pay respect to our beloved ancestors, the saints who are no longer with us, whether it is due to illness, time, accident, or violence.