Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
The Grief Cliché of the COVID Era
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
My late brother would have been extremely susceptible to the virus that has upended our lives. But don’t tell me to be grateful that he’s gone.
On Teaching Writing Through Grief
By Debbie Leaman
I teach others how to tell their saddest stories. But when it came to my own brother’s loss, the words wouldn’t come — until they did.
Having a Dead Sibling Is Full of Contradictions
By Anne Pinkerton
It’s been a decade since my brother died. His death has shaped me and it has confounded me — with its curses and blessings, too.
My Brother’s Christmas-Themed Funeral
Alan lived with a rare genetic disorder that made him unpredictable, child-like and full of wonder. When he died at age 43, his memorial service was unique as he was.
ASK MODERN LOSS: Do My Kids Need a New Male Role Model?
By Meg Tansey
A single mom by choice asks our advice columnist what to do now that her brother and father are gone.
My Instagram Therapy
By Domenique Osborne
With @textsforjohn, I can still walk through the world looking for things to share with my brother — even though he’s no longer here.
Bereavement Group Dropout
By Teresa Strasser
Around a table full of widow-baked cookies, I absorbed the most profound of all death clichés, and I was done.
Home, Not Home
By Nikki Reimer
After my brother died suddenly, everything about my hometown felt all wrong — until it didn't.
Tweets by @ModernLoss
Welcome to Modern Loss, your destination for candid conversation about grief.
No judgments. Our spam-free email is a great way to receive our latest pieces and learn about upcoming events.