alex austin

Commitment Ceremonies

Commitment Ceremonies

I love committed radical love. While the white-supremacist-cis-hetero-patriarchy has done a real number on the institution of marriage, rendering it primarily a function of oppression and division among the poor, people of color, women and femmes. But I don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater: Ceremony can be a powerful way to celebrate the unique magic of the love shared between human beings.  I am an ordained minister, if the legal road is in the cards for you. I specialize in drawing out the beautiful particulars of each person and helping support the creation of a commitment ceremony that reflects your love authentically. I am queer, and non-monogamous. I love to support folks who share those identities, and I have a lot of experience working with radical, beautiful cisgender straight folks too. Whoever you are and whoever you love, I am passionate about and humbled by the opportunity to share in this magical creation with you.

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Alex can channel the magic. Their understanding of ritual design, their gentle questions, their creative exercises, helped my spouse and I better understand and practice our own rituals ultimately leading to our marriage ceremony. Alex guides with confidence to places of joy as well as fear or unease. They communicate with clarity and grace. They are prepared and present. We are forever grateful for the gifts Alex wove into our lives.
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Alex took on a year-long project with us and engineered a beautiful sequence of varied happenings, culminating in an awe-inspiring ceremony. Multiple attendees told my partner and I it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We can’t imagine having done it any other way than through the nurtured co-creation we experienced with Alex.