UGLY WORDS SERIES

A Container of Decay and Transformation Through Writing
A 6-PART SELF-PACED WRITING SERIES

A Container of Decay and Transformation Through Writing
A 6-PART SELF-PACED WRITING SERIES

“Powerful, illuminating, and deeply transformative, Mimi’s work expands beyond the realm of oracular wisdom. Through her own unique lens, she shares a wealth of accessible and practical doorways through which we can learn to unlock even more forms of sacred living, as we are guided to connect with the beautiful mysteries of the unseen.”

⁠— Danielle Noel of Moon Child Tarot

Meet Your Emotions,
Exorcise Your Pain,
Share Your Voice,
& Make Yourself As Your Art

UGLY WORDS is a container of decay and the liminal that explores the shadowy aspects of Yin, encouraging us to engage with writing as ritual, fostering personal transformation and creative expression by embracing themes of ugliness, endings, emotional wound tending, and grief. Relating with the animated word, these allies take us places that are unfamiliar or do not yet exist, and can also return us to sites that need reconciling or tending. Words spoken aloud or silently written allows us to surrender, decompose, and re-create our identity that ultimately fertilizes our heart-minds, our art, our finances, our career, our intimate relationships, and the greater world.

With embodied writing practices and a focus on embracing imperfection, we’re witnessed and resourced to navigate life’s challenges, heal, and reconnect with the Seen and Unseen realms. Sitting with these these prepares and resources us for re-emergence.

Ugly Words is for those...

who are ready to sit with decomposition, rot, death, and endings; 

who love writing 

and for those who do not; 

who are feeling receptive or connected; 

who are feeling unsure or blocked;

who are feeling doubtful or fragmented;

who are curious and hopeful; 

who are rooted in; 

who are hanging on by a thread;

who rest with ease;

who are restless.

AREAS OF UGLY WORDS EXPLORATION

Ugliness is Sacred

  • Pathways to the Holy Uglies
  • Meeting Our Many Endings and Deaths
  • Perfection as Evil, The Rotten as Divine
  • Lusting After Decomposition 

Reclaiming the Rot

  • Rot as Presence
  • Hone the Art of Channeling Creative Rot
  • Grief and Celebration
  • Our Home As Our Witness, As Our Cave
  • Rot Rituals

Writing to Witness

  • The Hanged One: Unfamiliar Perspectives
  • Drawing Lines
  • Ugly Together, Beautiful Together

Decomposition in a Capitalistic World

  • When You Feel Unmotivated, Discouraged, or Hopeless
  • Time and Ugliness
  • Clarity Through Mess
  • Guarding Your Energy

From Endings to Create and Re-Create

  • Ugly Texts, Ugly Poems, and More
  • Fantasy as Healer
  • The Ugly as Ugly, the Ugly as Beauty
  • Risk, ‘Failure’, Rejection
  • Finding the Voices You Don’t Yet Speak

Reading to Witness

  • The World: I Was Here, We Were Here
  • Filling in the Colours
  • Crowns of Chaos

“We need spaces for our mascara to run like waterfalls,
To find ourselves, and each other, in these pools of rot,

And rejoin with and reconfigure our fragments,

In the messy tangle of pain and joy.
I’m interested in writing as punk, and I know some of you also are.”

— Mimi Young

INVESTMENT

$378 USD

This 6-part creative writing course is 2 hours each, totalling 12 hours in space holding, insights, and writing prompts.

  • By-donation for Homing Coven mates (email me to arrange!)
  • Note for Canadian IP addresses, tuition will convert to CAD.
  • GST (5% tax) is applicable for all transactions.

FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY

Partial Scholarships are available in limited amounts, with priority given to folks who are Black, Indigenous, of Colour, queer, trans, non-binary, folks who are neuro-divergent, have disabilities (different abilities), or are single parents in need of support. Please email Mimi at info@shopceremonie.com to inquire. You will not be asked to present proof of hardship.

 

“Mimi Young believes there’s a powerful creative current running through us… Learn how to tap into that energy.”
— goop @goop
Powerful, illuminating, and deeply transformative, Mimi’s work expands beyond the realm of oracular wisdom. Through her own unique lens, she shares a wealth of accessible and practical doorways through which we can learn to unlock even more forms of sacred living, as we are guided to connect with the beautiful mysteries of the unseen.” 
— Danielle Noel @daniellenoel.art 
“I was down to try just about anything to feel a little chiller. …I felt more reflective, aware of my own feelings, and, most surprisingly, secure and confident in those feelings.”
— Harper’s Bazaar @harpersbazaarus
“Something that is interesting is how [Mimi] mentions plants being individuals.”
— Alex Elle @alex_elle

WELCOME

Taiwanese Canadian animist spirit medium, Mimi Young, in black clothing with eyes closed

WELCOME

Meet Your Facilitator

Hello, my name is Mimi Young. I am a Taiwanese Canadian Wu animist spirit medium, writer, and founder of Ceremonie. I see my diverse career background in design, education, clean tech, and my current work, as data points into an intersectional, contextual, and relational and spiritually-forward, human with more-than-human expression. 

Through Ceremonie, my aim is to impart extensive ancient and practical wisdom so you can restore your connection to the Unseen within your inner and outerworlds, actively receive the support of your spirit allies, break unhelpful patterns, and celebrate your path with confidence. 

Writing has always been a medium for me to engage in magick of all forms, whether it’s for inner healing and pattern releasing, materializing dreams of my heart, for dying to hindering identities and re-creating new ones, or for showing up as a parent. My writing has been described as emotive, deeply coherent, and having the capacity to capture the Unseen in splendorous ways. I was recently selected to participate in a 5-week artists’ residency at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, where I birthed A Tea Stronger Than Death: Poems of Hurt and Healing While On Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain (a limited run artist collection of poems and tea cyanotypes now onto its second edition), and also envisioned the Ugly Words Series.

Written works can be found on my Substack, IG, and various written / editing contributions in hospitality, wellness, emerging music and DEI spaces.

Folks who have worked with me describe me as welcoming, deepening, integrous, and transformative.

As I say in my unconventional WORKING WITH MIMI TERMS,

Walk with me with respect, and you will be met with honour.

Walk with me with willingness and openness, and you will be met with an open heart and open arms.

Walk with me with honesty, and you will have my heart.

Yours,

Mimi

testimonials

"It’s been awhile since my session with Mimi, and I still regularly notice its impact on me. Many of the things Mimi said have become guiding and grounding forces in my life. I highly recommend working with her in any capacity, she doesn’t tell you about yourself, she invites you into the process of unfolding into who you are. She’s clear, kind, and receptive."

Yvette Lalonde

“Mimi Young believes there’s a powerful creative current running through us… Learn how to tap into that energy.”

goop

"Participating in the replays of our big group meetings feels very 'real time' for me, more so than any other replays I've engaged with in the past. I have a very real sense of being in the same space & time with you all, nodding and smiling with genuine pleasure and tearing up with the vulnerable shares. Somehow this is helping me to be present with my local community in an easeful, sustainable, more open, stronger, and more pleasurably authentic way. Thank you for sharing your hearts and shares and our collective magick!"

Vanessa Lindsay-Botten

“… the quality and quantity of what is experienced in this container is truly unparalleled.”

Flory Huang

“Mimi is the real deal, and no matter where you are in your spiritual practice, she has the ability to create the best spaces, where you feel safe to grow and become who you are meant to be... powerful and confident.”

Mary Sandstrom

"I'm getting so much out of it... You convey a lot of wisdom and teachings just in your deep presence."

J. Beyer