Back in 2009, Bassey’s grandmother passed away. A few months later, her dad died after a long and difficult illness. Right on the heels of those personal tragedies, her four-year relationship disintegrated. In an effort to pull herself from the pain of loss and look at the world with a fresh perspective, she began a journey that would take her to a different house of worship each week for a year.
That odyssey would culminate in the book My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey. Even though the 52 weeks have come and gone, Pamay Bassey continues her journey and encourages others to share their stories on her website My 52 Weeks of Worship Project in an effort to “facilitate dialogue about culture, community, connection, experience and worship, both online and in the world.”