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Spiritually Parented: A Foot in Both Worlds--Meg Gibbs in conversation with Linda Bryant in honor of Charis' 49th Birthday

Event date: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place in person at Charis and on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. This event is free, but registration is required for virtual attendance. Click here to register to attend virtually. Please read the in-person event guidelines at the bottom of this page to be sure you can participate in the event.

Charis welcomes former "Charis Kid" Meg Gibbs in conversation with Charis Books and More Co-founder, Linda Bryant for a celebration and discussion of Spiritually Parented: A Foot in Both Worlds which weaves together stories, gifts, and lessons learned from growing up in a household with a devoted sacred practice. 

We are excited to present this discussion as part of our 49th birthday celebration because Spiritually Parented is very much a Charis story. It is the story of Meg's growing up in Atlanta with lesbian moms, and studying an evolving spiritual practice that is deeply rooted in feminism, love and appreciation for the Earth. Charis is one of the many places that helped raise Meg in community and her family is deeply woven into the history of the store. 

If you like Glennon Doyle’s wisdom, Nora McInerny’s sass, and Aisling Bea’s wit, you’ll love Spiritually Parented. Capturing the sad, funny, uplifting and real parts of personal growth, grief and living a life in tune with Spirit. Ultimately inviting you back home to yourself, your body, and inner wisdom to carve your own path in the world.

Meg Gibbs is a Somatic Spiritual Guide, Certified Coach, and Author. She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, LGBTQ+ leaders, and creatives over the last 10 years. She helps people get in touch with their intuition, body and Spirit. Meg has studied shamanism since she was young, which has led to a lifelong journey of spiritual exploration with various healers and teachers from the US and South America. When not contemplating the mysteries of the Universe, Meg loves dancing, having deep conversations over high quality ice cream, and spending time with her dog. For more information:

Linda Bryant is the co-founder of Charis Books and More, the now almost 49-year-old feminist bookstore in Atlanta, and of Charis Circle, the non-profit programming arm of Charis Books. She is has retired from Charis but continues to be dedicated to the work and mission of Charis, encouraging independent voices and working for inclusivity and justice. She enjoys serving as a Spiritual Director companioning people seeking to deepen their spiritual journey. Linda is, as always, an avid reader, and loves encouraging writers. She adores her children and grandchildren and her beloved wife, her spiritual community and her yard filled with flowers.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

In-person event guidelines: 

  • All attendees must wear a face mask at all times inside the building 

  • We will begin seating people at 7:00 PM ET.

  • This event will be live-streamed via crowdcast. Click here to register to attend virtually.

  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event.

  • If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to request specific accessibility accommodations, please contact or call the store at 404-524-0304

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Event address: 
A Charis Hybrid (in person + virtual) Event
184 S. Candler Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Spiritually Parented: A Foot in Both Worlds By Meg Gibbs Cover Image
ISBN: 9798889267157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Degree Press - July 10th, 2023

Spiritually Parented: A Foot in Both Worlds weaves together stories, gifts, and lessons learned from growing up in a household with a devoted sacred practice. This mother-daughter story is rooted in love, authenticity, and the intricacies of studying a shamanic path as a family.

Event Summary: 
We are excited to present this discussion as part of our 49th birthday celebration because Spiritually Parented is very much a Charis story. Charis is one of the many places that helped raise Meg in community.