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After a Mother’s Death, Drawing All The Things
By Modern Loss
Art speaks volumes when words fail, and especially in 'The Imaginary Library.'
Mom’s Minivan: A Cartoon
By Paige Smith-Hogan
My childhood minivan was layers of disgusting. It was also a place where I spent a ton of time with my mom when she was alive. This is the story of both of those things.
A Rabbi’s Reluctant Lesson in Grief
By Karen R. Perolman
I paid a painful price to become a better leader for my congregation.
Scenes from a Dead Mom Graphic Memoir
By Rebecca Soffer
From cliché grief remedies that actually work to 'reaction bingo,' our favorite cartoons from 'Dancing at the Pity Party'
I Lost My Racial Identity When My Mother Died
By Anna Haines
Grieving as a mixed race person made me confront my imposter syndrome.
How My Dying Mom and I Learned to Meditate
By Jamie Kolnick
Ironically, a practice we'd always joked about brought us even closer together.
Losing My ‘Naming Rights’
By Katherine Austin-Evelyn
A cousin named her daughter after my mom before I could.
2020: The Year Mom Didn’t Live To See
By Cate Honzl
We made it past Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now comes everything after.
My Bizarre Childhood Wish Showed Up in My Mom’s Cremains
By Shelby Forsythia
I found the one piece of her that didn't get scattered.
The 5 Stages of Grief: Horror Movie Edition
By Mubina Schroeder
My son's and mother's deaths sent me through a bizarre trajectory. I finally found my comfort in my beloved gruesome films.
That Time I Had A Pre-Funeral Beauty Supply Store Meltdown
By Rebecca Emily Darling
I went in for waterproof mascara but came out with so much more.
I Came Out to My Family While Planning My Mother’s Funeral
By Saeed Jones
Reeling in brand-new grief, I felt more like my true self than ever before.
My Grief Made Me A Warrior
By Glynnis MacNicol
Single and childless, I was used to doing things on my own. But the aftermath of my mother's death brought my loneliness to a whole new level.
My Mom’s Final Gift to My Girlfriend and Me
By Sierra Strattner
She pushed me away when I came out to her at 30. Right before she died, she pulled me back in.
How Can You Be Happy at a Time Like This?
By Katie Rich
What it's like to have your mother die the week Trump was elected.
As a Gay Southern Christian, Rachel Held Evans Was My Lifeline
By Sheldon Rogers
The Church has never understood my existence. But Rachel did, and my grief over her death runs deep.
Important Guidelines for Large Adult Orphans
By Megan Neuringer
On the one hand, you must become both parent and child; on the other, you may request to to be flown to Rome for a pasta dinner.
My Mom Wore a Sari So That I Could Run for Congress
By Saira Rao
Memories of her valor, grace, and sense of self spurred me on during a campaign filled with racism and sexism.
Writing a Book With My Mom Kept Her Memory Alive
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
Now it's time to say goodbye (again).
Five Short Years, Five Whole Years
By Julie Sugar
Since my daughter was born, time has somersaulted, raced, oozed — giving me new perspective on the few years I had with my own mother.
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