Ash Canty

Ash Canty

Sovereign Spirit Death Care

they/he

Summer 2021

Ash Canty (they/he) is a Death Walker & Spirit Usher Psychic Medium. Their ancestors are Indigenous peoples of West Africa, Indigenous tribes of Mexico, and white European colonizers. They support and walk others in the threshold and ritual of their own unique death and dying process. They are led by spirit, ancestors, and nature in all that they do. They also hold monthly "Death Out Loud" Zoom events where they unpack conversations around death and dying held in a sacred, trauma-informed, and co-created container. Ash creates deep spaciousness for others to be able to step into a non-linear time-space to hold conversations around being with the grief & praise of being alive. They provide virtual deathcare support to BIPOC & Transgender folks for free. They also provide services to families and loved ones who are in the active stages of dying and are in need of: spiritual support, bedside visits, will planning, virtual ceremonies, spirit ushering, holding sacred family councils, one to one spirit readings, and living death day celebrations. They walk in prayer and honor to give this work with, for, and in collaboration with their ancestors.

Ash Canty (they/he) is a Death Walker & Spirit Usher Psychic Medium. Their ancestors are Indigenous peoples of West Africa, Indigenous tribes of Mexico, and white European colonizers. They support and walk others in the threshold and ritual of their own unique death and dying process. They are led by spirit, ancestors, and nature in all that they do. They also hold monthly "Death Out Loud" Zoom events where they unpack conversations around death and dying held in a sacred, trauma-informed, and co-created container. Ash creates deep spaciousness for others to be able to step into a non-linear time-space to hold conversations around being with the grief & praise of being alive. They provide virtual deathcare support to BIPOC & Transgender folks for free. They also provide services to families and loved ones who are in the active stages of dying and are in need of: spiritual support, bedside visits, will planning, virtual ceremonies, spirit ushering, holding sacred family councils, one to one spirit readings, and living death day celebrations. They walk in prayer and honor to give this work with, for, and in collaboration with their ancestors. They are one of our Summer 2021 Grant Recipients - learn more about their work and support.

Tell us – what excites you about your work?

I feel most excited by being able to spiritually support & provide death care for those that are dying, those that will die and making it accessible especially to the BIPOC & Transgender community. I am also honored to be able to use my gifts as a spirit medium, to channel physically deceased loved ones from the other side, to bring about healing, validation and to remind us to be fully and unapologetically alive within our own lives!


What feels rich and abundant in your work right now?

What feels rich is being able to connect and walk with others who are wanting to tend to their grief and death. Folks who are actively dying and folks who really just want to deepen their relationship with their death and the death of those they love through ritual and spirit-based practices. Also, connecting with others’ loved ones in spirit is really astounding and amazes me every day!

Who do you dedicate your work to? Who inspires you?

I dedicate my work to my little grandma Ida who is physically deceased and on the other side. She aides me in this work every single moment. She teaches me so much and I am so grateful to feel her love and strong presence every day. She has always shown me how to help others and uplift my gifts within the spiritual realm.

Who inspires you, who are you learning from, what books are you reading? We are really excited to learn this about you!

I am inspired by Octavia Butler, Prentis Hemphill, Tarana Burke, Adrienne Maree Brown, More Than Human Inspirations: Nature, My Bunny Puff, Spirits, Ocean, Rivers, Plants In My Garden.

I am reading Parable Of The Talents by Octavia Butler and You Are The Best Thing by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown.

Folks who are actively dying and folks who really just want to deepen their relationship with their death and the death of those they love through ritual and spirit-based practices.

What is your own wellness practice? How do you find balance?

I meditate, sit in stillness, eat clean foods, and indulge in sweets too! Hiking, walking, nature, drives to the ocean, connecting with my ancestors, playing and being silly. Giving love to kin & loved ones. All these things also bring me back into balance with my soul.

How can people reading this support the work you are doing?

By sharing my work with others who would resonate with it via social media platforms or any other media platforms that are accessible to them.

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