Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Letters From My Dead Mom in Animal Crossing
By Alex Shevrin Venet
We never meet the video game's Mom character, so my mind fills in the blanks with the face of my own.
Things I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You About Your Funeral
By Caitlin Bitzegaio
From a TV anchor mourner to a dive bar 'post-party,' you really would've loved it.
Will I Be All Right Again in 2021?
By Cate Honzl
In 2019 my mom died. In 2020 we had a family suicide, a botched burial, and a catastrophic pandemic. Now, I’m looking ahead to 2021 — with (gasp!) hope.
A Person Is a World
By Beth Ain
My mother’s death was followed closely by the pandemic — creating this strange and still and endless space in which everyone is grieving something.
How Day of the Dead Gave Me Life
By Madison Carrasco
Embracing the Mexican tradition helped me deal with my anger after my mom's death.
What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Grieving Self
By Sarah Chauncey
45 years after my mom died, I finally know the impact of loss across time.
Rapid Cycling Through the Stages of Grief on Amazon
By Ricky Michiels
I went online to buy an urn and made a surprisingly meaningful connection.
How I’m Creating the Grief Vocabulary My Language Doesn’t Have
By Babet te Winkel
The Dutch wish each other strength to move through tough times. But in loss, we need different words of support.
My Relationship With My Dad Changed After My Mom Died
By Paris Rosenthal
Here's what I learned about embracing a new dynamic with a surviving parent.
12 Diverse YA Books That Taught Me About Grief
By Alica Forneret
I turned to the genre for a distraction and got so much more.
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
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.
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