Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
I Watched ‘The Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ in the Same Week
By Molly Canty
It was both masochism and meaningful, in the throes of grief over my mother's death.
The Motherless Mother I’ve Become
By Molly Flinn
Life with loss has a new dimension that informs the joy — complicating it and sweetening it, too.
When Twinning is Losing
By April Rinne
With my aunt's death earlier this year, I lost a loving and uncanny living link to my dead mother - her identical twin.
Don’t Talk About How ‘It Gets Better’
By Suchandrika Chakrabarti
This is what I wish my friends knew when my parents died.
My Big Black Sunglasses
By Cynthia Whipple
I bought a pair to shield myself during my mother's demise. Little did I know they'd lovingly do so through all types of loss.
How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
The Perverse Pleasure of Grief
By Sarah McColl
I was repeatedly told to 'get over' my double losses. Instead, I reveled in their depths and heights.
Twitter for Eternity
By Lara Ziobro
I wish I had more letters from my mother, more time with her, more everything. What I do have, though, is her 16.7K tweets.
The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo and Rebecca Soffer
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
Letters To My Dead Mother
By Gina Rich
I’d imagined these words, penned on the anniversary of Mom’s death, as an emotional storage unit for my grief — only to realize there’s no such thing.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
By Andrea I. Stagg and Rebecca Soffer
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
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