The Raving Joy Project is about human celebration--of tradition, love, events, connection, and everything else humans find communal joy in.
This project offers a lighter note and brighter look--at groups of people celebrating. It asks how communities maintain, adapt, or change traditions, how they create new ways of having fun, and the context surrounding the occasions they deem worth celebrating. It is a section that allows people to share the different styles of music and dancing and loving and being joyful that they do while celebrating their communities, their connections, and the beautiful things that life offers--as well as humanizing different communities that may be remote to each other, to remind us all that love and shared experience is at the core of our bonds with each other.
Contributors can share stories of the personal significance participation in communal events have had for them, as well as photography, art, and short video clips from the occasions themselves. With permission, this content may be edited into other features of the public magazine to give a glimpse at the diversity of celebrations that occur for different groups celebrating the same holidays or holidays that fall on the same day. Interviews and survey polls that collect information on contributor celebrations [to see if there are patterns in our reader demographics] may also be sent out here. The goal is to prioritize joy in life, and to show why these occasions are necessary interruptions from mundane routines to leading a good life for people across the globe.